Tuesday, February 12
|2:00 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.
Steve Susalka, AUTM CEO
|2:05 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Joseph Allen, Joseph Allen & Associates
|2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
What Does Industry Want from Academia? Guidelines for Effective Technology Transfer
Eric Agdeppa, Executive Director, Innovation and General Manager, Hill-Rom
Dr. Christian Eusemann, VP Collaborations, North America, Siemens - Healthineers
Jamie Kemler, VP, Intellectual Property Business Strategy, Stryker
Heather Walsh, Director, External Innovation, Baxter
This interactive session is led by industry executives from medical device companies. Each representative will discuss what they are looking for when evaluating university medical device technologies and discuss their company’s preferred structure for working with academic institutions. Discover how technology transfer professionals can better shop and position their technologies for better “matchmaking” with potential commercial partners. AdvaMed will discuss their newly completed Best Practices Guide which aims to facilitate advantageous relationships and better operating models between university technology transfer offices and the medical technology industry. A question and answer session will follow the panel discussion.
|3:00 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
|3:10 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Dan Hussey, Office of Technology Commercialization at the University of Texas at Austin
Erik Robinson, CEO, Sintact Medical Systems
Kenneth Russell, Director of Medical Device Development, Wake Forest Innovations
Keith Svargerko, Corinnova
Learn about the paths taken to successful commercialization of medical device technologies. Whether through in-licensing, sponsored research, or startup venture, panelists discuss the ways they’ve been involved in the translation process. Hear from those with first-hand experience what has worked in the past and get ideas to move your technologies forward.
|3:50 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
||Speed Networking Session
Network directly with industry partners for 10 minutes to make key connections. There will be 4 opportunities to mix and mingle.
|5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.