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Biomedical Entrepreneurship Course (BME 6086-020 / BADM 5894-011 / MGMT 5895-012)

As part of its Entrepreneurship in Life Sciences Initiative, CCEI sponsors a multi-disciplinary course in biomedical entrepreneurship, targeting graduate students and honors or advanced undergraduates from across the university with the purpose of engaging them in topics around issues and areas of opportunity in healthcare and life sciences. Students learn about the process of innovating medical technologies and the implications on society and the world.

Students will gain experience that will help them be innovative thinkers and develop an entrepreneurial mindset as they are working towards their future career goals. Students will work on teams to try to solve a problem using new innovation in medical technologies and be coached by industry experts who address fundamental issues. Projects will be presented to external experts and teams will be supported in next step venture development, should they decide to move their ideas forward.

This course is designed for graduate students or very advanced undergraduates. It represents a multi-disciplinary effort between the Schools of Engineering, Business, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Liberal Arts and Sciences and will be co-taught by expert faculty from these schools.  Interdisciplinary teams will tackle real clinical needs to offer technical solutions and business models that might enable future commercialization.

Applications for the Fall 2020 course will be accepted on a rolling basis until the start of the fall semester. Apply today!

Course Details:

  • The course will be held Tuesday, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 100 Constitution Plaza, 3rd Floor, Hartford
  • The course is presently offered only in the Fall semester.
  • Application (available on this page) is required before registration.
  • 3-credit course.
  • The course is cross-listed in the Schools of Engineering (BME 6086-020) and Business (BADM 5894-011 and MGMT 5895-012).

Meet the Instructors:

Scott Kozak

Scott Kosak
CEO & Chairman
Rho Renewables

Timothy B. Folta School of Business Faculty Director, CCEI

Timothy B. Folta
School of Business
Faculty Director, CCEI

Dr. Dennis Wright Professor of  Medicinal Chemistry

Dr. Dennis Wright
Professor of
Medicinal Chemistry

Dr. Cato Laurencin School of Engineering Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Cato Laurencin
School of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Ki Chon Biomedical Engineering Department Head

Dr. Ki Chon
Biomedical Engineering
Department Head