Think Tanks2023-12-05T14:45:01-05:00

Indiana CTSI MedTech & Drug PDT Program

The skills and knowledge required for successful commercialization of new technologies (intellectual property protection, SBIR/STTR funding, and startup creation) are very different than those for traditional academic research (scientific publication and R01-style grant funding).

The Indiana CTSI Think Tank Program is designed to provide early guidance to academic and clinical investigators interested in advancing their discoveries to the market. The program is open to investigators from Indiana University (IU), Purdue University, or the University of Notre Dame; and includes a pool of advisors across these universities and industry around the state to provide investigators with a wide range of expertise and perspectives.

Think Tank commercialization steps graph

Services Provided

  • Business and marketing advice
  • Scientific and regulatory advice
  • Connections to collaborators and industry partners
  • Connections to relevant Indiana CTSI services and resources
  • Connections to external services and resources
  • Small-scale funding to meet next milestone

Drug related projects:  Padma Portonovo, PhD, Director of the IUSM Research Service Cores, Navigator for Drug PDT

Med Tech related projects: Kara Garcia, PhD, Navigator for IU School of Medicine-Evansville (Southwest Indiana)

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