Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC)

Making Innovation Central to Rhode Island's Future Gina M. Raimondo, Governor

I'Cubed Presents Entrepreneurship Training for Scientists and Business Students, May 13 - July 8

Published on May 4, 2010

The Institute for Immunology and Informatics (I‚??Cubed) will conduct a workshop from May 13 - July 8, 2010 for scientists and business students to be trained in the principals of biotechnology startup. The area of focus is vaccine design and businesses that support vaccine research and development. Participants will develop knowledge related to the development of ‚??smart vaccines‚?? and infectious disease diagnostics and will be trained by experienced and successful vaccine and business experts. The goal of this program is to bring together scientists and business-savvy entrepreneurs who have the drive and desire to start health care-related businesses in Rhode Island

The program will feature presentations such as:

  • Practical uses of immunology and related market categories: vaccines, diagnostics, and delivery systems.
  • Operating a Biotechnology company and options for funding a new company (presented by RI-based CEOs and COOs).
  • Businesses that support vaccines which are not available in RI such as protein production and diagnostics.
  • How to write a business plan including marketing and sales management, market analysis, supply chain management and financials.

Participants will be eligible to compete for a $2500 cash prize given to the student (or team) who has the best idea and business plan for a vaccine related start- up company. This award can be used for seed funding to establish a web site or apply toward incorporation fees.

Participants should have business training OR a background in biology, technology or immunology.  Participants must have the drive and ambition to start a company in RI and to expand RI's knowledge economy.

Contact Karen Atamain to register.  Please provide your affiliation and educational background.

This workshop is FREE and will be held at the University of Rhode Island (Feinstein Providence Campus), 80 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903

Click here to download course registration form

Click here to download course announcement

Click here to download course syllabus

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