Next-Generation R&D Partnerships: The NCATS Success Story

EDT
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Rayburn House Office Building
45 Independence Ave SW 2168
Washington, DC 20515

A major challenge for federally funded research and technology is bridging the so-called "valley of death" - a state of development where many promising discoveries die because they are not sufficiently advanced to attract private sector partners or venture funding even though they may have tremendous potential impact.  This problem plagues many capital-intensive technologies, such as clean energy and biotechnology.

It's particularly serious when dealing with rare or neglected diseases where developing new treatments can literally mean the difference between life and death. As a result, the National Institutes of Health established the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), which is working to improve the process of translating scientific and clinical discoveries into interventions that improve human health. To-date, NCATS has formed high-impact R&D partnerships that are revolutionizing how government agencies can remove barriers to commercialization, spur innovation, and provide greater returns to the American taxpayers from the billions of dollars invested in the federal research system.

Please join the House Technology Transfer Caucus, the Center for Clean Energy Innovation, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and a panel of leading experts to discuss the NCATS technology transfer model, successful case studies, and lessons learned for other government agencies.

The event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules. 

10/29/2014 10:0010/29/2014 11:30America/New_YorkITIF Event: Next-Generation R&D Partnerships: The NCATS Success Story Rayburn House Office Building, 45 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20515More information: https://itif.org/events/2014/10/29/next-generation-rd-partnerships-ncats-success-storyMM/DD/YYYY
Speakers: 
Matthew Stepp
Former Director of the Center for Clean Energy Innovation
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Moderator
Joseph P. Allen
Former President
National Technology Transfer Center
Presenter
Christopher P. Austin, M.D.
Director
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
Presenter
Steve Seiler
CEO
AesRx, LLC
Presenter
Paul Kaplan
Program Manager
Genzyme
Presenter
Ronald J. Bartek
Co-founder and President
Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance
Presenter