The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) will host its second Town Hall Meeting in the lobby of the Saunders Research Building on Thursday, May 31st, from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. Everyone is welcome – especially everyone from the research community at the University. We’ll start with a few brief presentations from new research groups that will soon move into the Saunders Building, information regarding new soon-to-be-available healthy food choices at the Saunders Building café, and some updates regarding the building. We’ll save plenty of time to answer your questions and for general discussion. Snacks will be served. Please join us and get to know your “research neighbors” and the CTSI a little better.
Dr. Stephen Dewhurst, from the University of Rochester, has teamed up with a number of other university members to provide content for the new initiative, and his latest piece is featured below:
What’s your commercialization plan?
Last week, I found myself helping to write a Commercialization Plan for a small business research grant application.
Like most academics, I have a pretty limited understanding of what “commercialization” really means. Most of us figure that if we make a discovery that could help to treat or cure a specific disease, then we’ve done our bit. But of course, that’s only half the battle.
An invention is a wonderful thing. But without a plan to bring it to the marketplace, its not going to actually help people or improve lives.