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Chronological list of all events:

VUSM Inaugural Innovators Speaker Series

VUSM Innovators Speaker Series March 23rd with Dr. Dane Wittrup.

Workshop on SBIR / STTR Resources

Translating academic research into viable commercial products can have tremendous impact on the scientific community. LaunchTN offers resources for entrepreneurial researchers to advance their commercialization efforts.

Enabling Innovation Initiative lecture

Dr. David L. Black, Ph.D., F-ABFT, FAIC, will present "Accidental Entrepreneur: From scientist to business man in 20 short years." Dr. Black will share insights for young scientist-entrepreneurs interested in starting their own ventures or becoming a valuable contributing member of established companies. His hard-won knowledge of leadership traits and establishing cultures that create success will be relevant to any career path trainees choose to pursue.

CTTC Flash Pitch '18

The Flash Pitch Competition is an innovative program sponsored by the Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization (CTTC) and co-hosted with the Wond'ry. The objective of the Flash Pitch Competition is to provide Vanderbilt students with an opportunity to jump-start their entrepreneurial dreams by presenting their start-up idea to a panel of investors and entrepreneurs for some critical feedback.

NashCocktail

Established in July 2010, NashCocktail is a fun evening of casual networking, and free food and drinks.

Each month, marketers, developers, digital specialists, recruiters and tech-related individuals network to meet new people, employees and friends. This is a stellar community of creative and supportive individuals who have a passion for their profession.

CTTC Office Hours at The Wond'ry

CTTC's licensing and new ventures officers have regular office hours at the Wond'ry on Tuesdays and Fridays from 1:00 to 2:30 on the third floor (you'll see the signs on the outside of the offices).

If you have questions about intellectual property matters, invention disclosure, starting a new venture, or any other question related to the commercialization of technology, please feel free to stop by and see us at the Wond'ry. 

Innovation and Investment Partnering Forum:

 

Vanderbilt University has built a critical mass of nationally recognized researchers working at the crossroads of surgery and engineering. This group of researchers created the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE), leveraging their collective intellectual talent and technical innovation with the proximity of the Vanderbilt Engineering and Medical schools. They have created what is regarded as among the very best environments in the country for performing the research that is transforming surgery in the 21st century.

NashCocktail

Established in July 2010, NashCocktail is a fun evening of casual networking, and free food and drinks. Each month, marketers, developers, digital specialists, recruiters and tech-related individuals network to meet new people, employees and friends. This is a stellar community of creative and supportive individuals who have a passion for their profession.

Lunch & Learn with GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) Jon Collins

Come hear Dr. Jon Collins, Director of Chemistry for GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) Discovery Partnerships with Academia program.  Jon will discuss the importance of academic-industry collaborations in the biological and pharmaceutical fields, and will describe GSK’s program for academic partnerships – known as DPAc.  To conclude the lecture, Jon will announce a Vanderbilt-specific Request for Proposals, whereby Vanderbilt scientists can apply to receive up to $150k in support of their early stage small molecule research efforts. 

Tech Venture Challenge

THE TECHVENTURE CHALLENGE IS A 6-WEEK BUSINESS COMPETITION THAT EDUCATES INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDENT TEAMS ON COMMERCIALIZATION STRATEGIES, FACILITATES NETWORKING BETWEEN RESEARCHERS AND BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS, AND SHOWCASES EMERGING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FROM VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY.