Workshop on Non-Dilutive Funding

Date(s) - 23 Jun 2014
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Procopio Law Offices

The FreeMind Group and CONNECT are pleased to invite you to a full day of non-dilutive funding activities on June 23rd at the Procopio Law offices
 – 525 B Street, Suite 2200 –
Participation is FREE of charge
Seating is limited, so please register in advance to reserve

Non-dilutive Funding During the BIO International Convention
08:00 – 08:30 Pre-Conference Workshop – RO1 for CompaniesAyal Ronen
Vice President, FreeMind Group
SBIR/STTR awards account for roughly $750M directed at small businesses. An additional $600M are awarded through other mechanisms. Learn from the experts how to maximize your funding potential
08:30 – 09:00 Breakfast and Networking
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome Remarks
CONNECT is a regional program  that catalyzes the creation of innovative technology and life sciences products in San Diego County by linking inventors and entrepreneurs with the resources they need for success
09:15 – 10:15 Presentation: Non-Dilutive Funding Driving Innovation in the Private Sector Ram May-Ron
Managing Partner, FreeMind Group
For profit entities are eligible for the majority of the $50B allocated annually via non-dilutive sources of funding which are considered a powerful force driving innovation in the private sector. Learn more during the presentation by Ram May-Ron from the FreeMind Group
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:00 Presentation: IP Protection in an “Open Science” Environment

Michael Kinkelaar
Partner at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch
The Bayh-Dole Act which has protected and encouraged transformative, breakthrough research. However, it was not originally designed with “Open Science” in mind.  When should institutions seek outside IP counsel?  Share your experiences and join this discussion
11:00 – 12:00 Meet a non-dilutive funding expert To schedule a 1×1 meeting with a funding expert click here
12:00 – 1:00 pm Break
1:00 – 2:00 pm Presentation: Non-Dilutive Sources of Funding for Non-US ApplicantsAyal Ronen
Vice President, FreeMind Group
Every year NIH alone awards over $1,3B to non-US organizations. Learn how to target such sources as well as maximize your chances for award
2:00 – 4:00 pm Meet a non-dilutive funding expert To schedule a 1×1 meeting with a funding expert click here
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