Welcome to the June events and opportunities newsletter! Enjoy!
Other Community Events and Funding Opportunities
Center for Device Innovation QuickFire Challenge– The CDI @ TMC QuickFire Challenge is a device-focused challenge aimed at game-changing early-stage medical device innovations across strategic areas of interest for Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices, with an emphasis on Surgical Oncology and/or Obesity. Application deadline is June 28th.
Verge Accelerate– A fast pitch competition for early stage entrepreneurs developing innovative tech in energy, transportation, buildings, infrastructure, urban resilience or the circular economy. Application deadline is July 7, 2017.
Success Factors for University Partnerships Seminar– Successful collaboration between universities and companies is essential for innovation. In this MIT Lab for Innovation Science and Policy Impact Seminar, learn the five success factors for university partnerships based on a multi-year research project and forthcoming book where 10 leading companies share how they strive for excellence in university/industry collaboration. The event takes places on June 29, 2017.
MD5 Hacking Emergency Response– Developers. Designers. Engineers. Come to a three-day hackathon to build product prototypes that incorporate functional fabrics as part of a system that addresses emergency response in challenging environments. Winning teams will be awarded up to $15,000 to further develop their ideas. Free and open to the public. The event takes place July 28-30, 2017.
ISAM 2017– The International Symposium on Academic Makerspaces joins the people, knowledge, and inspiration that fuse to catalyze higher education makerspaces and maximize their impact on student learning experiences and alumni success. ISAM fosters community, networking, interaction and learning between people who are passionate about making. Register before June 30th to receive the early bird rate. The event takes place September 24-27, 2017.
Sintact Medical Systems, was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 2 grant worth approximately $750,000.
AgroSpheres, won the Kirchner Food Fellows Award for the most investable company and the Overall Runner Up Award at the Thought For Food Global Summit.
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