• Understanding Technology Commercialization through

    the Lens of Your Own Research

    Lab2Market

    Symposium 2023

  • What is Lab2Market?

    Participants will come away from the Lab2Market Symposium with a strong understanding of the technology commercialization process, and the entrepreneurial mindset and toolkit to recognize and evaluate future business opportunities in their own research and professional career.

    During the workshop, participants will hear from UC faculty founders and learn about the entrepreneurial resources available to them at UC. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to gain feedback on their research from local entrepreneurs and investors familiar with the market landscape in their research area.

     

    Who, When and Where?

    The Lab2Market Symposium 2023 will take place on Friday, September 29th from 8:30am to 5:00pm at the 1819 Innovation Hub. This free event is intended for UC graduate students with a STEM (Science-Technology-Engineeing-Math) research area of focus. Transportation from the UC main campus will be provided. Apply to the Lab2Market 2023 Symposium here.

     

    Why Attend?

    Participants will come away from the Lab2Market Symposium day with a strong understanding of the technology commercialization process and the entrepreneurial mindset and toolkit to recognize and evaluate future business opportunities in their own research and professional career. During the workshop, participants will hear from UC faculty founders and learn about the entrepreneurial resources available to them at UC. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to gain feedback on their research from local entrepreneurs and investors familiar with the market landscape in their research area.

     

    (New) Refinery Ventures' X-15 Hypergrowth Leaders

    We are excited this year to be partnering with Refinery Ventures' X-15 Hypergrowth Leadership program, an initiative that identifies business leaders who have 'hypergrowth' experience--individuals who have taken a company from 0 to $10M in 5 years or less-- to work with our Lab2Market participants in understanding the commercial applications of their research and technology

     

    Top Applicants Receive $100 Scholarship

    The top 100 applications will be invited to attend the symposium in-person and receive a $100 scholarship applied to their Catalyst account for their participation courtesy of the College of Engineering and Applied Science. (note: such payment could adjust or limit federal aid eligibility so if you have any concerns consult the Financial Aid office before the credit is distributed to your account --post-event Sept. 29th).

     

    All applicants will be able to participate virtually in portions of the day's programming. The top 100 selected attendees will be expected to participate in a pre-event, lead-up workshop to prepare them for how to share their research to others in the context of the market landscape.

     

    Application Process

    Lab2Market is open to all UC graduate students whose research connects in some way to a STEM discipline. Participants will be selected based on their research and commercialization interests.

    Apply to the Lab2Market 2023 Symposium here.

  • Agenda

    8:30 – Coffee & Networking

    9:00 – Opening Remarks; Understanding the Technology Commercialization Process (Harmon + Maruschak)

    10:00 – UC faculty + student founder panel (Heikenfeld and Thiyagarajan Upaassana)

    11:00 – Examining Your Research Through the Lens of the Market (Maruschak)

    12:15 – Lunch

    1:00 - Refinery Ventures' X-15 Hypergrowth leader lunch panel (Arul, Mariappan, Schigel)

    2:00 – Breakout Sessions with F-15 Hypergrowth Leaders and Startup Cincy Entrepreneurs/Investors

    4:00 – UC's Commercialization Pathway (Bourbon + Harmon)

    4:30 - Post-event social networking

  • Speakers

    FEATURED COMMERCIALIZATION EXPERTS

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    Experienced executive serving as CEO of Picture Health, an AI and cancer imaging platform
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    Senior Licensing Associate, UC Technology Transfer office

     

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    Executive business leader of fintech and services-based organizations with a proven track record of driving growth through innovation, new business model development, and commercialization

     

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    Executive Director, UC Center for Entrepreneurship

     

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    CEAS Professor, Co-Founder and CTO, Kilele Health, Co-Founder, HydroLabs

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    Center for Entrepreneurship's Entrepreneur-In-Residence (EIR)

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    Revenue and commercialization leader experienced in growing AI products
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    Karthik Mariappan

    Co-Founder and VP of Engineering at Titaniam, with over 15 years of engineering and product experience across advertising and data solutions.

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    Founder & Director, Perceive Now Inc. and CEAS PhD Biomedical + Electrical Engineering student

     

  • Participating Startup Cincy Ecosystem Partners

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  • Apply Now

    Extended Deadline: Applications are due on Sunday, August 27, 2023 at 11:59pm. Applicants will be notified by August 31st of their status. Participants will be required to attend a pre-event workshop in early September that will help prepare them in discussing their research to others in the context of a market opportunity.