CSUPERB: Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Funding Opportunity for Students and Faculty

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This summer CSUPERB will be hosting the CSU I-Corps 2020 August Sprint. This workshop will be from Aug 3-14, 2020 and the Call for Teams is currently open. Since many labs are shutdown, consider this opportunity as a way to keep your students, faculty and staff engaged in a transformative learning experience.

CSU I-Corps is an immersive, entrepreneurship education program for CSU researchers. With funding from NSF, CSU I-Corps participants learn about commercialization of their life sciences research, including opportunities in biotechnology, pharmacology, marine technology, agricultural technology, and related areas. Participants will learn about intellectual property and lean start-up approaches, will grow their professional networks, and explore entrepreneurial opportunities that build on their research. Teams are eligible to win a $1,000 microgrant to help advance research-based ideas and potential follow-on funding of $50,000 from the NSF National I-Corps program. Students gain experience that is highly valued by graduate schools and life science industry employers.

More information about August Sprint and the application process can be found here.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 before 5:00 p.m. pacific time (Note applications are due on a Wednesday, not the usual CSUPERB Monday deadline)

Selection Notification: July, 2020

Questions can be directed to Christine Montgomery at the CSUPERB program office <rmontgomery@sdsu.edu>.

The Cal Poly College of Engineering understands there has been an enormous amount of turmoil and transition due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). As we continue offering support to our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends, we also continue providing critical updates as well as college highlights. Ours is a college full of creative and bright engineers and staff. For more information on COVID-19 visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. For more information on how Cal Poly is responding to COVID-19, visit the Cal Poly Coronavirus website Coronavirus website.

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