Upcoming INVO Requests for Proposals and Seminars

1. NIH Center for Accelerated Innovation at Cleveland Clinic (NCAI-CC) Partnership with Northwestern/INVO | NCAI-CC Translational Grant RFP for Emerging Technologies
DEADLINE: February 14, 2019 
AREAS OF INTEREST: Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Disorders 
INVO is pleased to announce an RFP for the General Funding Round 12 for the Northwestern partnership with NCAI-CC. Letters of intent (LOIs) for the next funding round for this Technology Development Program are due on February 14, 2019. Please use the INVO-created LOI Template, or contact us for more information. 
NCAI funding is available for promising emerging technologies in clinical domain areas of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders. Projects may include technologies such as therapeutics (e.g., drugs and biologics), diagnostics, diagnostic systems, devices, tools, etc., to facilitate their translation to commercialized products. 
Further details for this funding opportunity, including Request for Applications and the required content for Letters of Intent, are attached and may also be found in the links below and at the NCAI-CC website.
For Northwestern LOI submissions, if you have any questions, please contact Dimitra Georganopoulou (d-georganopoulou@northwestern.edu).
2. *NEW* Catalyst Awards | A new opportunity to foster research collaboration among Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering faculty and Northwestern Medicine physicians
DEADLINE: March 25, 2019 
AREAS OF INTEREST: Healthcare Research 
Eligible collaborative teams may apply for a $55,000 seed grant to pursue new healthcare research. 
To be eligible, teams must include: 
  • A full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty member with at least a 25 percent appointment in McCormick 
  • An employed physician of Northwestern Medical Group, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, Marianjoy Medical Group or Centegra Physician Care, with at least 25 percent of time spent clinically 
Questions for Northwestern Medicine can be directed to innovation@nm.org and questions for McCormick School of Engineering can be directed to Richard Lueptow, Senior Associate Dean at McCormick, at r-lueptow@northwestern.edu
1. INVO Seminar | Tactical Steps to Spinning a Company out of the University 
Ed Pease from WilmerHale will be leading an interactive session on key strategies for creating a company based on university technologies. He will draw upon his 17 plus years of experience and share his thoughts on legal (intellectual property/IP and corporate), business and financial matters, and the unique considerations for licensing IP from a university. Register here
DATE/TIME: Feb 20, 2019 from noon to 1:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center, 303 E. Superior St., Chicago, IL
SPEAKER: Ed Pease, Partner, WilmerHale 
2. INVO Seminar | How to License in and Sublicense out Intellectual Property 
Please join INVO Directors, Michael Moore and Arjan Quist, and guest panelist (TBD) for a lively discussion on the university licensing process and some key do's and don'ts for startups based on university technology. Details will be available on INVO's homepage.
DATE: Feb TBD (Evanston) and Feb/March TBD (Chicago) 
LOCATION: Evanston and Chicago
SPEAKERS: Michael Moore, INVO Director of Licensing; Arjan Quist, INVO Director Engineering 
3. CBC Short Course | Preclinical Safety Assessment and Mitigation Strategies in Drug Discovery 
The course describes proactive approaches that can help scientists avoid many safety issues and deliver safe small molecule drug strategies achieved through medicinal chemistry. Tuition subsidies are available for Northwestern faculty. More information
DATE: April 9-10, 2019 
LOCATION: MATTER, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL