There’s a new group to know in Austin’s fight against Covid-19

The Neutrino Donut, LLC is a founding member of this group.

https://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2020/07/28/texas-global-health-security-innovation-consortium.html

By Mike Cronin  – Staff Writer, Austin Business JournalJul 28, 2020, 2:36pm CDT Updated Jul 28, 2020, 2:46pm CDT

Several academic, public-sector and private-sector organizations in Austin and beyond have banded together to fight the current Covid-19 pandemic — and future pandemics.

The Texas Global Health Security Innovation Consortium boasts more than 50 initial members, including the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, Dell Medical School, Capital City Innovation, DivInc, the Harte Research Institute, Tech Ranch Austin and the Texas Advanced Computing Center. The Austin Technology Incubator, part of the the University of Texas at Austin, organized the consortium.

The consortium, called TEXGHS for short, seeks to cultivate global health security, which it defines as “a state of freedom from the scourge of infectious disease, irrespective of origin or source.”

It “is compiling a database of companies, researchers, and individuals interested in developing their innovative approaches to achieving health security,” according to its website, and aims to be a resource to develop new technologies and adapt existing technologies to fight pandemics.

More member organizations are wanted and TEXGHS is looking for “startup companies interested in receiving support to commercialize solutions at the interface of health security and technology,” according to an announcement.

PandemicTech, an Austin-based organization that serves as a global incubator of ideas to fight infectious diseases, provided $20,000 in seed funding to ATI to start TEXGHS.

The consortium is headed up by Lisa McDonald, director of health care at ATI and a co-founder of PandemicTech.

The Neutrino Donut – Digital Health Program

Panelist – FICCI Program

The Neutrino Donut will be on a digital media panel with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)on July 15. Details on the seminar are as follows:

Panel Discussion

India – US
Synergies in Digital Health 

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
 
7pm (IST)/ 9.30 am (EDT)

The digital healthcare market in India is estimated to reach INR 485.43 Bn by 2024.The robust digital footprint of India, coupled with supportive government policies, has played an instrumental role in driving the growth of the digital healthcare market. India and US have displayed strong commitment towards healthcare cooperation across various areas including R&D, pharma, medical device/equipment, and looking ahead there is wide collaboration scope in the digital health space. The relatively untapped market offers high potential and thus attracts significant investment opportunities across the segment including telehealth, mHealth, electronic health records/electronic medical records (EHR/EMR), and others. The panel with key members from India-US businesses will discuss emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), and Big Data analytics that have helped in shaping the digital healthcare market. The current & future opportunities of healthtech market and how industry can leverage technology to repurpose their business models.

The focus of the seminar will be on Telemedicine, mHealth, Electronic Health Records, the Role of Emerging Technologies such as AI, IoMT, Big Data, as well as India and US Collaboration opportunities and challenges and government initiatives and regulations.

Registration – https://ficci-beta.info/webinars/synergies/index.php

The Neutrino Donut – Training Seminar – Austin Technology Incubator – SEAL Accelerator – SBIR / STTR & Other Non-Dilutive Funding

The Neutrino Donut will be conducting a training seminar on grant programs, fund raising, and planning for the Austin Technology Incubator SEAL program. This program will be delivered online on 9 July 2020.

SEAL’s core value is vetting emerging university startups from the market’s perspective, not the entrepreneur’s nor university ecosystem’s perspective. A by-product is to shift founders’ mindsets to be market centric instead of technology or product centric.
To accomplish this, SEAL coalesces a group of hand-picked, experienced startup mentors to assist each startup in identifying the next potential Go / No-Go Decision. SEAL then builds a set of industry-specific mentors to work with each team over the course of two months to do the work to rigorously answer the analyses underlying the Go / No-Go Decision. Additionally, SEAL brings in experienced entrepreneurs and technical experts to talk about their real-world experience in confronting some of the most common
Go / No-Go Decisions. This is particularly useful as startups confront an on-going sequence of these types of decisions, so SEAL primes its participants to have a baseline of knowledge as many of these common decisions will emerge in each of their journeys.
Most startups participating in SEAL have already removed significant scientific or technical risk through lab prototypes, pilot deployments, and occasionally, early sales. Given that, most Go / No-Go Decisions center on “scalability” questions around the underlying technology, go-to-market, team, funding requirements, firm economics, and other core business model components.
In prior years, SEAL has also facilitated ecosystem engagement opportunities to jumpstart the process of university-based entrepreneurs building out their ecosystem network. For many student founders, this represents their first “in-the-wild” professional networking experience. Austin’s startup ecosystem is overflowing with organizations, activities and people that support entrepreneurs and startups, so quickly learning how to navigate and engage with it is critical to the long term prospects for each
startup.

The Neutrino Donut – Partnership – Texas Global Health Security Innovation Consortium (TEXGHS)

https://texghs.org/

The Neutrino Donut is a partner of The Texas Global Health Security Innovation Consortium (TEXGHS). TEXGHS is a consortium organized by The University of Texas at Austin between academia, public sector, and private sector partners that will coordinate efforts to support companies working towards pandemic preparedness and response.

The goal is to coordinate existing resources in the Austin innovation ecosystem and to develop additional capacity to expedite research, development, and commercialization at the intersection of global health security and technology. Our intention is to be at the forefront of this issue in Texas, and to be prepared for what we anticipate will be significant interest in funding programs targeting pandemic preparedness and response.

Examples of coordinated efforts include company participation across incubator and accelerator programs, co-branding and co-marketing, direct funding for research, development, and funding, cross institutional research collaboration, cooperation across existing 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.

TEXGHS will support both the development of new technologies and the adaptation of existing technologies that address pandemic infectious disease threats. We believe that the COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated the immense scope of this challenge. This consortium is positioned to spearhead these efforts statewide.

TEXGHS – Pandemic / Covid-19 Response Team – Austin Technology Incubator

https://ati.utexas.edu/texghs/

The Neutrino Donut is working with The Texas Global Health Security Innovation Consortium (TEXGHS), TEXGHS is a consortium organized by The University of Texas at Austin between academia, public sector, and private sector partners that will coordinate efforts to support companies working towards pandemic preparedness and response.

The goal is to coordinate existing resources in the Austin innovation ecosystem and to develop additional capacity to expedite research, development, and commercialization at the intersection of global health security and technology. Our intention is to be at the forefront of this issue in Texas, and to be prepared for what we anticipate will be significant interest in funding programs targeting pandemic preparedness and response.

Examples of coordinated efforts include company participation across incubator and accelerator programs, co-branding and co-marketing, direct funding for research, development, and funding, cross institutional research collaboration, cooperation across existing 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.

TEXGHS will support both the development of new technologies and the adaptation of existing technologies that address pandemic infectious disease threats. We believe that the COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated the immense scope of this challenge. This consortium is positioned to spearhead these efforts statewide.

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The Neutrino Donut – Seminar – Innovation in the Times of the Covid-19

https://sdsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/13302

Innovation in the Times of the COVID-19 – THE GRANT PROCESS

We are focusing on the development of new ideas in the time of Covid-19. Right now, corporate innovation and licensing has slowed, as R&D budgets are being cut. New biotech developments have slowed as lab activity has been curtailed. The Angel and VC markets, already risk adverse, have become more conservative.

In these times, startups will need funding but, just as importantly, independent validation of their ideas via the grant processes. By leveraging these grant based resources and applications, startups can find validation of their ideas and processes as well as received undiluted funding to advance their technology. From there, the startup will be in a stronger position to negotiate exits with these partners. The SBIR process involved extensive reviews of your idea from science experts, business experts, and project development experts, all of which will provide opportunities to fine tune your idea to commercialization.

We will discuss the Phase I grant, where the technical merit of the project is discussed. In Phase II, we will discuss taking your idea to the marketplaces. Then you can talk to the Angels, VCs and corporate licensing folks from a position of strength.

For the startup, this means planning the entire life cycle of your idea and figuring out where the exit ramps are located.

After the session, we will have an open discussion of the business / technical / funding challenges of your companies. Bring your questions and problems, the answers may be of interest to other folks as well. Led by guest speaker Earle Hager, Managing Partner / The Neutrino Donut, LLC Mr. Hager has worked extensively on technology assessment, business development, and grant process for several hundred startups.  He has even does those Net Present Value spreadsheets required for financial planning on grants. He also knows almost everyone you may need to connect with in the corporate market. He comes to Los Angeles via Philadelphia and Austin.