• Understanding Technology Commercialization through

    the Lens of Your Own Research


    Symposium 2022

  • What is Lab2Market?

    Commercialization is the single most valuable way for translating science and technology research into environmental and societal impact. Lab2Market is a multi-phased entrepreneurial program sponsored by the UC Center for Entrepreneurship that will equip graduate STEM students with the knowledge to critically examine the commercialization pathways of their research while also equipping them with the skills to build their own industry network for future career advancement.

    Who, When and Where?

    The Lab2Market Symposium 2022 will take place on Thursday, September 29th from 8:30am to 3:30pm at the UC Digital Futures Complex. This free event is intended for UC graduate students with a STEM research area of focus. Transportation from the UC main campus will be provided.

    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.

    Top Applicants Will Receive $100 Gift Card

    The top 100 applications will be invited to attend the symposium in-person and receive a $100 Amazon gift card for their participation courtesy of the College of Engineering and Applied Science. All applicants will be able to participate virtually in portions of the day's programming. In-person participants 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. The application deadline is Wednesday, August 24 2022 at 5:00pm.

  • Agenda

    8:30 – Coffee & Networking

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

    10:00 – Panel Roundtable of UC Faculty Entrepreneurs (Privitera, Cohen, Heikenfeld, Jajack)

    10:45 – Examining Your Research Through the Lens of the Market (Harmon and Maruschak)

    12:15 – Lunch & Networking

    1:15 – Breakout Sessions with Startup Cincy  Entrepreneurs/Investors

    2:30 – UC's Commercialization Pathway (Pinski, Wetzel, Harmon)

    3:00 – Wrap Up and Lab2Market Phase 2 Overview (Harmon)

  • Speakers


    Executive Director, UC Center for Entrepreneurship

    Center for Entrepreneurship's Entrepreneur-In-Residence

    Professor, Director Medical Device Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program

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

    Founder and CEO, Spot

    Brian H. Rowe Endowed Chair in Aerospace Engineering, Director AI Bio Lab, Digital Futures

    Senior Research Associate, University of Cincinnati

    Assistant Vice-President for Technology Transfer, Office of Innovation

    Program Manager, UC Venture Lab, Office of Innovation

  • Participating Startup Cincy Ecosystem Partners

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  • Apply Now

    Applications are now closed. Applicants will be notified by August 26th of their status. Participants will be required to attend a pre-event workshop in late August that will help prepare them in discussing their research to others in the context of a market opportunity.