2015 Concept to Commercialization (C2C) Series

2015 Concept to Commercialization (C2C) Series is a monthly seminar series hosted by U Innovation to discuss commercialization of intellectual property and business concepts. Seminars are free and open to all UM faculty members, staff, post docs and students, as well as our LSTP community of entrepreneurs.

For more information, contact Autumn Arranz.

Where: University of Miami Life Science and Technology Park

When: 5 – 6 PM, 1st floor conference room 

1) An introduction to technology transfer

January 27, 2015

Speaker: Jim O’Connell, Office of Technology Transfer, UM 


2) Seven things every academic should know about patents

February 26, 2015

Speaker: Heather Kissling, Marshall, Gerstein & Bourn LLP


3) Building commercial software: It has to work 100% of the time

March 24, 2015

Speakers: Jack Karabees, Preclara Inc

Steven Schmidt, SPI Software

Jeff Wilder, SPI Software


4) Ten steps to forming a startup company to commercialize your novel results

April 28, 2015

Speakers: Steve Glover, Entrepreneur in Residence, UM

Robert Williamson, New World Angels, Entrepreneur in

Residence, UM


5) Funding your start-ups: perspectives from angel investors and VCs

May 26, 2015

Speakers: Rhys Williams, New World Angels

Andrew Levin, H.I.G. Bioventures

Alison Tanner, Florida Institute for the Commercialization of

Public Research

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6) Evolving patenting strategies for genes, biomarkers and products of nature

June 30, 2015

Speaker: Kelly Williamson, Alston & Bird Law Firm


7) Inventorship vs Authorship vs Ownership

July 28, 2015

Speaker: Bonnie McLeod, Cooley & Cooley LLP


8) Technology marketing: beating the bushes

August 25, 2015

Speaker: Heidjer Staecker, TreMonti Consulting


9) Academic startups: entrepreneur perspectives

September 29, 2015

Speakers: Michael Gold, Integene International Holdings

Matthew Kim, Vigilant Bioscience Inc

Rifat Pamukcu, RxMP Therapeutics LLC


10) University policies relating to technology transfer and commercialization

October 27, 2015

Speakers: Jim O’Connell, Office of Technology Transfer, UM

Lory Hayes, Office of the Vice Provost for Research

Disclosures & Conflict of Interest Management, UM

Marc Weinroth, Office of the General Counsel, UM


11) Protecting and commercializing novel software

November 17, 2015

Speakers: John Christopher, Christopher & Weisberg P.A.

Carl Schulman, University of Miami


12) Don’t overlook “small items”: commercializing research reagents

December 7, 2015

Speaker: TBD