February 2016 E-Newsletter
         Inspire. Connect. Innovate.  
UB CAT RFP OPEN FOR 2016-2017
UB Center for Advanced Biomedical and Bioengineering Technology
(UB CAT) Issues Requests for Proposals
 
Is your business working on a new project or service that could benefit from funding and technology resources?
 
We can help. Applications are now open for UB CAT grants that provide hard-to-find support, including critical funding and R&D assistance. New and established companies of all sizes that want to accelerate development or improvement of a biomedical product or service - including devices, diagnostics, software, drugs and supply chain offerings - are encouraged to apply by the April 1 deadline.

Information sessions are available for those interested in learning more about UB CAT. Click here to register for February 10 at 9 a.m. or click here to register for February 22 at 4:30 p.m.  
 
To apply, click here.
 INNOVATION LECTURE SERIES: ADVANCED MANUFACTURING DOUBLE FEATURE

Part I: Industry Collaboration Showcase
 
When: February 18, 2016 | 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. 

Where: 701 Ellicott St. Buffalo, NY 14203

Featuring: UB's New York State Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics (CMI) co-funded faculty researchers and their industrial partners from: Healthcare Hub, Vader Systems, POP Biotechnologies and Unifrax.

Hear how the CMI is funding industry-university collaborations that drive innovation and help new and exisitng businesses become more competitive through technological innovation. 

> To register for this free event, click here.  


Part II: Innovation Lecture Series: "Introduction to UB's Department of
Materials Design and Innovation (MDI)"

When: February 18, 2016 | 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: 701 Ellicott St. Buffalo, NY 14203

Featuring: Krishna Rajan, ScD

Learn more about UB's new MDI department from Erich Bloch Chair and Empire Innovation Professor Krishna Rajan, ScD. MDI is a partnership between the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences that accelerates research and education in advanced manufacturing and biotechnology. 

> To register for this free event, click here. 
 

 Beakers & Beer to follow at HWI | Presented by the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.  Register here .

IDEA CHAMPIONS AND VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR 2016 PRE-SEED WORKSHOP

Pre-Seed Workshop
May 17-19, 2016
May 25-26, 2016

Bring your idea from concept to concrete plan in just two days. The Pre-Seed Workshop is designed to help entrepreneurs determine the commercial merit of a high-tech idea, and move it toward commercialization. 

With expert opinions, investor panels, and a fast-paced team setting, the Pre-Seed Workshop is a risk-free arena to test the marketability of your idea. This year, Pre-Seed Workshop will run two concurrent tracks to foster ideas in both the life sciences and advanced manufacturing sectors. Life Sciences teams will participate on May 17, 18 and 25, and advanced manufacturing teams will participate on May 17, 19 and 26. 

If you have an idea or would like to volunteer,
contact
Dr. Sandra Small for more information.  

CBLS WELCOMES NEW TENANT: CHRONICLE LIFESCI AMERICA
The CBLIS is proud to welcome Chronicle LifeSci America (CLSA) Corp. a publisher and producer of original medical and scientific content operating under the STARTUP-NY program. The company creates digital and print media, in addition to conferences and education for the healthcare specialties, as well as business-to-business information and events for the life sciences industry.

CLSA is the the USA affiliate of Chronicle Companies of Toronto, founded in 1995 by Mitchell Shannon and Allan Ryan.  Their lead project is "www.derm.city," which is described as a worldwide virtual community of practitioners and stakeholders in the skin sciences. 

To engage with CLSA, contact Mitchell at m@chronicle.email or Allan at a@chronicle.email

WE'RE MAKING HEADLINES 

PARTNER EVENTS
Henry A. Panasci, Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition

Are you a UB student with an innovative idea in the life sciences, technology or engineering industry? Time to share your concept and take center stage. Ideas should be at the earliest stage of development, yet embrace sound technologies and innovations.

Submission deadline is Feburary 5, 2015.  Apply now.
February 5, 2016 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Happy Hour Benefiting Blues & Brews
Soho Burger Bar | 64 W. Chippewa Street, Buffalo

Join us for a happy hour at Soho to help support the Blues and Brews event on March 11. Proceeds benefit Kevin Guest House, America's first healthcare hospitality house providing a safe and supportive home away from home for patients traveling to Buffalo for critical medical care.

Click here to register.
AT&T Aspire Accelerator

Through February 5th, 2016, AT&T will accept applications for the AT&T Aspire Accelerator for ed-tech ventures. The Aspire Accelerator is part of AT&T's plan to empower students to reach their full potential. For-and non-profit organizations selected to participate in the program will receive financial investment, access to expert services and mentorship.

Click here  to apply.
Still Time to Apply for Grant Funding to Improve Your Business! 

Have you hit a wall in bringing an innovation to the next level? Could your business benefit from technical assistance? The Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence (SPIR) grant can help pay for these and other initiatives. TCIE connects organizations in need of technical expertise with UB Engineering faculty and students. 

To be considered, fill out a grant application by Feb. 12.
 
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