The Institute for Biomedical Entrepreneurship (IBE) provides biomedical researchers and innovators with educational programs and hands-on training to help them make their discoveries marketable.
An independent, large-scale, project-focused “asset factory,” the IBE brings specialized know-how and funding to help convert early-stage academic innovations into well-defined, de-risked commercialization opportunities.
Biomedical Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate Program
The IBE will run its Biomedical Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate Program in March 2018 in Cambridge, MA.
The IBE Certificate Program is available for those with ideas, regardless of whether they have pre-existing entrepreneurial experience.
“[The participants] span the spectrum from highly experienced to people just starting out on their career paths, and from academia to tiny startups to large companies,” explains Paul Gillespie, External Drug Discovery Director at Roche Innovation Center.
Biomedical Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate Program goals:
- Help participants understand the execution processes involved in developing ideas into commercial successes.
- Prepare participants to analyze and validate the commercial potential of their research and evaluate potential startup opportunities for personal involvement.
- Guide participants to implement ideas that merit development
- Prove participants with access to resources for developing their ideas and pursuing validated opportunities into commercial development.
“[The courses] taught us about entrepreneurship from creating a business plan, to IP and introduction to financing,” says participant Silva Krause, Senior Scientist in Translational Medicine at Momenta Pharmaceuticals.
The 2017 IBE Program produced three innovative technologies, including a vaccine for malaria and two diagnostics. The four IBE sessions run over the past 11 months have produced six new companies (University spawned) and more than 20 plus projects/collaborations from BioPharm and device participants.
Learn more about the Institute for Biomedical Entrepreneurship by visiting ibeinc.org.