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Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures Newsletter
ISSUE 30   |  February 2019
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Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures
JHTV exists to help inventors maximize the impact of their research, whether by licensing a technology, securing corporate research funding or supporting entrepreneurial pursuits. In this edition of our newsletter, we feature several Johns Hopkins clinicians whose research and clinical practice are resulting in high-potential clinical innovations, including a gastroenterologist who is working on a way to detect a “ticking time bomb” and a neuroplastic surgeon who is building “space shuttles” for the skull. We also celebrate two new resources: the Makerspace at FastForward U and the new Graduate Student Award.
New Makerspace Opens at FastForward U

55546bc0-d3f9-4a43-ad90-b7ae3a3101c4.jpgThe 2,000-square-foot Makerspace near the Homewood campus features 3D printers, laser cutters and rooms fully equipped for metalworking and woodworking.
Startup Founders Share Personal Stories at Anchor Ventures Event

d2634074-0ca2-44ae-97e0-260063375a69.jpgEntrepreneurs described how their pasts helped shape their businesses at “Passion to Profit: A Quick-Fire Showcase of Inspired Innovation.”
Grantees Announced for FastForward U's Inaugural Graduate Student Award

bdaacfd0-4fac-46bf-9aee-3ff7c98bf7aa.jpgTeams' goals range from creating a better beaker to enhancing the visibility of black scientists.
Technology Spotlight: A Better Way to Detect Esophageal Cancer

bf7ac26e-2ccf-47b0-a9a0-fa8bbc4160a2.jpgA Johns Hopkins professor has devised a way to detect a disease for which there is no reliable and efficient screening test.
Kousouris, Bailey Take New Leadership Roles at JHTV

6d672336-1e00-41a4-a62b-7a6f4f3bdc09.jpgSteve Kousouris becomes the permanent executive director of Technology Transfer at Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures, while Mark Bailey becomes director of Finance & Administration.
Digital Health Day Showcases Latest Innovations

61f66c0b-3a12-4447-8976-484ee0676911.jpgAn organizer described the event, which featured workshops and a pitch competition, as a “one-stop shop for the art of the possible.”
Longeviti Building 'Space Shuttles' to Bridge
Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery

d3f9fff1-c0e0-4a5c-aa8e-b1f47c9a168b.jpgStartup already has two functional skull implant devices approved by the FDA that have been used by patients across the country.
Ralph S. O'Connor, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, Dies at 92

224686f9-d21f-44a9-abc1-53b83be7ad1c.jpgJohns Hopkins alum was committed to the innovation ecosystem through many acts of leadership and generosity, notably the creation of eponymous undergraduate entrepreneurship fund.
Good News

Facet Wealth Tops List of ‘Most Promising Startups in Baltimore’;
b.well Named Top Innovator at Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge;
Christy Wyskiel Named One of The Daily Record’s ‘Influential Marylanders’
Good news continues to roll in from across the innovation ecosystem at
Johns Hopkins.

Recognition poured in, marking another month of JHTV and its ventures receiving well-deserved recognition for groundbreaking work. See the latest awards, accomplishments and more.

Happenings
Inaugural Tax and Accounting Event with Deloitte
 

We're excited to add representatives from Deloitte & Touche in 2019 to the group of generous sponsors of FastForward. They will present on topics such as tax, accounting, audit, business valuation and more.

When: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28
Where: 1812 Ashland Ave.

Register now!

(Office hours will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sign up here to reserve time: Office hours will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. https://jhufastforward.setmore.com/)

SBIR & Non-Dilutive Funding Workshop
 

Representatives from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging, National Cancer Institute, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and National Institute on Drug Abuse are all scheduled to send representatives to this unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with multiple SBIR program managers and experts. There is no charge to attend but pre-registration is required.

When: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28.
Where: The University of Maryland Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology in Rockville.

Register now!

Department of Medicine and Whiting School of Engineering
Research Retreat
 

"Thinking Big: Systems Biology to Precision Medicine" will examine how technology, Big Data and systems approaches are changing 21st century health care.

The all-day event features a keynote speech from Leroy Hood, chief strategy officer and co-founder of the Institute for Systems Biology, as well as panel discussion with leaders from the Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine and Whiting School of Engineering.

Researchers also will be displaying and discussing their work with attendees.

When: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 1
Where: Turner Auditorium/Concourse

Register now!

Artificial Intelligence: Industry Perspectives and Impacts
 

How is Artificial Intelligence being applied across industries? What is its future – including limits and risks? Hear from local entrepreneurs, practitioners and investors about the role AI is playing in finance, health care, diagnostics and future applications.

When: 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 14
Where: UM BioPark, 801 W. Baltimore St.

Register now!

Stakeholder Mapping
 

Learn how to create a stakeholder map with Dennis Smith, innovation integration manager and Tom Heffner, design strategist, of The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab. This tool can help you understand various primary people in your network (for a product, business, service, etc.) and dig into their motivations, unmet needs and wants.

When: 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Friday, March 15
Where: 1812 Ashland Ave., Suite 100, Broadway/Caroline Conference Rooms

Register now!

Funding Opportunities
Crab Trap Competition Applications – Due March 1

Submit your application in the fourth annual Crab Trap Competition for a chance to be named ‘the company with the most commercial potential’ at the BioHealth Capital Region Forum.

Finalists will be announced March 21 and present at the event April 9. The grand prize is $10,000.

Click HERE for more information and to apply.

Maryland Innovation Initiative – Due March 1

Startups that have licensed technology from The Johns Hopkins University are eligible to up to $265,000 for both the Technology Assessment and Company Formation phases of the program.

Click HERE for more information and to apply.

The Louis B. Thalheimer Fund for Translational Research – Due March 15

Established through a generous $5.4 million gift from businessman and philanthropist Louis B. Thalheimer, the Fund provides seed funding for vital proof-of-concept and validation studies of valuable technologies at Johns Hopkins. Recipients are awarded $25,000 to $100,000 to conduct work over a period of up to nine months.

Click HERE for more information and to apply.

The Cohen Translational Engineering Fund – Due March 15

The Cohen Translational Engineering fund, available to Whiting School of Engineering faculty and made possible by a generous commitment from Neil Cohen ’83 and his wife, Sherry, is aimed at providing faculty with the critical early funding needed to focus on the first steps of translation.

Click HERE for more information and to apply.

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