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Creighton Entrepreneurship Programs Hosts First Advanced BIO I2V Workshop

Creighton Entrepreneurship Programs Hosts First Advanced BIO I2V Workshop

Bioscience inventors from eight universities are in Omaha, to learn more about how to commercialize their new products and research.

The three-day Advanced Invention2Venture Workshop will be held May 28-30, in Creighton University’s Mike and Josie Harper Center, 602 N. 20 St. Venture presentations will be held Saturday, May 30 from 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in room 3048.

The conference will provide attendees with a hands-on opportunity to develop their business plans under the guidance of both local and national experts and with the help of an intern from Creighton’s National Science Foundation-funded Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program.

Scientists and medical professionals from Creighton University Medical Center, University of North Carolina, Lehigh University, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, and Cincinnati University will work on inventions spanning a range of technologies, including oxygen sensors, orthodonture brackets, autopsy products, clot removal devices, nano-particles, laparoscopic tools, tracheotomy devices, arthritis polymers and behavior modification tools.

The program, which is the first of its kind designed and delivered by the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Association (NCIIA), is sponsored by Creighton’s College of Business, the Creighton Intellectual Resources Management office, and UNeMed, the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s technology transfer office. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Dr. Anne York, director of Creighton’s Entrepreneurship Programs, at anneyork@creighton.edu or 402-216-7750 or visit the Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program website at www.creighton.edu/business/bep.