OTD's 2021 Bench-to-Business Boot Camp
April 12th, 2021 - April 13th, 2021
For Zoom access, apply by April 7
The Bench-to-Business Boot Camp, hosted by Harvard's Office of Technology Development, is a two-day workshop for Harvard graduate students and postdocs, designed to teach you the skills to recognize and convey the value of scientific and technological innovations to the world of industry, business, and entrepreneurship.
This year's Boot Camp will take place via Zoom on April 12-13, 2021, from 9:00AM to 12:30PM Eastern Time.
For more information and to apply to attend (deadline April 7), visit https://otd.harvard.edu/bbbc.
Topics will include (subject to change):
What is technology development?
Learn the purpose and history of university technology transfer, with an emphasis on real-world examples
Dissecting market opportunities for new applications
Learn how to identify new applications for a technology and define the market opportunities
Outlining a commercialization strategy
Understand the development steps to transform a novel technology into a commercial product
Intellectual property fundamentals
Build the skills to identify intellectual property, interpret patents, and communicate the value of an innovation
See how your university colleagues have followed their passion for entrepreneurship to advance an innovation developed in the lab
Best practices for connecting with partners
Find out how industry professionals think about business development: in-licensing, corporate partnerships, and the pipeline
Investor diligence: Evaluating the total package
Understand what investors look for when taking a deeper dive into a potential opportunity
Careers in technology development
Hear from fellow researchers who have taken the leap into industry, business, law, technology development, and entrepreneurship
Getting involved: The OTD Business Development Fellowship
Learn about OTD's Fellowship program, an opportunity to apply these skills in a practical setting