The Donut is currently working on multiple projects for market development and commercialization as part of SBIR programs. The projects include reaching out to industry players in each area, developing a commercialization strategy, and the writing of the commercialization report for the grant process.
I would like to introduce you to the Texas Global Health Security Innovation Consortium (TEXGHS) and invite you to our virtual launch event on Tuesday, October 6 at 10AM CDT.
The Texas Global Health Security Innovation Consortium (TEXGHS) will work toward pandemic readiness, response, recovery and resiliency. A collaborative group of many organizations in the academic, public and private sectors has formed the Texas Global Health Security Innovation Consortium (TEXGHS). Organized by Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) at The University of Texas at Austin, the consortium will coordinate efforts to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 and future pandemics by supporting innovators working toward pandemic readiness, response, recovery and resiliency.
Austin Technology Incubator and Partners Launch Consortium to Support Innovators Fighting COVID-19 and Future Pandemics
TEXGHS is positioned to spearhead the creation and long-term success of a health security innovation ecosystem in Texas where equitable, inclusive solutions launch locally and grow globally. The initial focus of the consortium is the coordination of current resources in the Austin innovation ecosystem, and that will be followed by a statewide expansion to develop additional capacity to expedite research, development, commercialization, workforce development and manufacturing at the intersection of health security and technology.
COVID-19 has underscored the importance of global health security and the need to build more resilient communities, ready to respond to infectious disease threats and quickly return to normalcy. Many researchers and entrepreneurs are now working to address this timely need. TEXGHS will lead a collaborative and well-coordinated effort across consortia to facilitate a quicker and more effective response for ongoing and future infectious disease threats.
TEXGHS will guide coordinated efforts among members, including company participation across incubator and accelerator programs, investment , institutional research collaboration, cooperation among networks of global health security experts, representation to local, state and federal governments, resource mapping across the innovation ecosystem, prototyping, engineering, and legal and regulatory support.
We are seeking corporate partners and sponsors for our programs. Our virtual launch event will feature speakers from around the globe to discuss the importance of supporting innovation in the fight against COVID-19. The event will also highlight how TEXGHS has created a unique innovation ecosystem that brings together academic, public, and private sector partners to respond to COVID-19 and help prevent the next pandemic.
Peter Hotez – Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine
Moredreck Chibi – World Health Organization (WHO) Africa Innovation Lead
Adriana Cruz – Office of the Governor of the State of Texas
Sarah (Michel) Gerwig – TEXGHS and CEO, UpGlobal Consulting – Event moderator
Jay Hartzell – President, The University of Texas at Austin
Donna Howard – House Member, Texas House of Representatives
Clay Johnston – Dean, Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin
Verena Kallhoff – Texas Health CoLab, Dell Medical School – Panel moderator
Lisa McDonald – TEXGHS and Director of Healthcare, Austin Technology Incubator
Register now to hear speakers from around the globe and discuss the importance of supporting innovation in the fight against COVID-19.
The Neutrino Donut, LLC is a founding member of TEXGHS. I hope to see you on October 6 for the launch of TEXGHS. Stay safe and healthy.
The Neutrino Donut is a consultancy based on the management of programs to advance emerging technologies into the marketplace. We have extensive experience in the development of commercialization strategies, including product development, market entry issues, short- and long-term budget/revenue planning, identification of key partners, and corporate design. We have developed institutional programs on the commercialization of emerging technologies, utilizing SBIR/STTR grant programs, licensing, and VC programs to develop a pipeline for startups and their corporate/government partners.
We have expertise across biotech, IT products, medical devices, materials science, energy systems, agriculture systems, and consumer goods. The development of commercialization strategies includes ongoing relationships with key players in each program area.
We have also developed grant applications for technologies with RADx grants in the COVID-19 area.
Tech Challenge is seeking innovative solutions for water quality sensing and/or remediating for: 1) heavy metals and industrial chemicals (such as lead, PFOA and PFAS) in water and wastewater, and 2) microbiological organisms in water and remediation using alternative disinfection technologies (non-chlorine)
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The Water Council offers programs to help students, researchers, entrepreneurs and professionals get to the next stage of development–from unproven ideas to commercial viability, from seed funding to visibility. The Water Tech Hub is your portal for all of our application-based competitions and challenges. It provides you a convenient hub for learning about and applying to open challenges to advance your freshwater technology. Then, through our global network of researchers, entrepreneurs, innovators and partners, we serve as the conduit between your idea and the marketplace.
Innovators looking to develop new ideas during the pandemic face a wide range of challenges. While R&D budgets are being cut, corporate innovation and licensing has slowed, and lab activity has been curtailed.
In these challenging times, startups can find funding but, just as importantly, independent validation of their ideas via the grant process. By leveraging grant-based resources and applications, startups can receive undiluted funding to advance their technology. Join us as Earle Hager shares his extensive knowledge of business development and the grant process for startups and dives into the life cycle planning the grant process allows.
Bring your questions and problems to this discussion, as the answers may be of value to others facing similar challenges.
The Neutrino Donut is working with several startups to identify grant opportunities and manage the initial stage of the project. The goal is to conduct the initial planning and develop agency approvals before developing the full SBIR application.