Fast Forward GI Innovation Fund Kickoff

GI Fund
Monday, February 27, 2017

Fast Forward GI Innovation Fund Kickoff

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Great Lakes Room, Palmer Commons

Are you a researcher working in the GI or related field and interested in innovation and commercialization? Join the Fast Forward Medical Innovation team as they kick off the latest round of this $500,000+ funding program targeting discovery and development of future technologies to help patients suffering from gastrointestinal disease.

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The Fast Forward Gastrointestinal (GI) Innovation Fund is a three-year, $500,000+ fund supported by a donation from entrepreneur alumna Mary Petrovich and matched by the U-M Medical School’s Department of Internal Medicine and its Division of Gastroenterology, as well as the College of Engineering, where Ms. Petrovich received her undergraduate degree.

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The three-year program targets discovery and development of future technologies to help patients suffering from gastrointestinal disease. Clinicians and researchers should consider attending this kickoff if you are...

  • working on technology that could have potential applications in the GI field and are interested in innovation and commercialization
  • looking for new ideas in the GI field or want to learn about critical unmet clinical needs in the GI field
  • looking for collaboration opportunities to refine and develop their idea/invention
  • looking for resources to develop your idea/invention
    Tom Shehab

Keynote Address:
A Multi-Stakeholder Perspective on Innovation, Current Trends, and Unmet Clinical Needs in Gastroenterology

Special Guest Speaker
Tom Shehab, M.D.
Managing Director, Arboretum Ventures

In addition to Dr. Shehab's address, you'll learn fund details, and hear from past successful awardees.

1:00pm            Ideation Session & Refreshments
1:30pm            Keynote Address & Panel Discussion with Past Awardees
2:30pm            Idea Refinement, Collaboration, & Proposal Preparation

Don't miss this opportunity to learn more, connect with potential collaborators, and learn more about possible resources. Questions? Contact Visha Krishnan, Funding Coordinator, at kvisha@umich.edu or 764-2891.

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