Washington University in Saint Louis, in conjunction with the University of Missouri, the Center for Emerging Technologies, and Innovate Saint Louis, is inviting applications for its Innovation Fellows, funded by the National Science Foundation. They seek individuals with an advanced degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in the engineering, life sciences, nanotechnology, biomedical or medical fields, who have an interest in expanding their understanding of technology transfer and commercialization. These fellowships are ideal for scientists and engineers who wish to immerse themselves in commercialization, industry partnerships, and entrepreneurship. The fellowships are one year in duration and include a competitive stipend and benefits.
Fellows will benefit from an intensive training course on innovation and entrepreneurship, be assigned mentors, and work with the Offices of Technology Management and faculty at Washington University and at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Fellows will interface with researchers to:
- Identify promising ideas and opportunities
- Work with venture capital groups and other types investors
- Learn about the legal issues associated with patents, licensing, and new company formation
- Have access to a broad cross section of support from Missouri’s nationally recognized Life and Plant Science Coalition
A printable flyer is available at www.sc.wustl.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/Flyer_InnovationAccelerationPartnershipFellows.pdf (please feel free to post or forward to others) .
Those interested individuals to send curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references and a cover letter expressing their interest in the program to Ken Harrington at IAP@wustl.edu.