CHI Meet & Greet with NIH’s Centers for Accelerated Innovations and UC BRAID Center for Accelerated Innovation (CAI)

On June 19, CHI will co-host a meet-and-greet at UC Los Angeles for CHI member companies to interact directly with academic researchers and NCAI program staff to consider opportunities for collaboration. Housed within the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), and coordinated through the Institute’s Office of Translational Alliances and Coordination (OTAC), NIH’s new Centers for Accelerated Innovations (NCAI) is an unique public-private partnership aiming to improve how basic science advances and discoveries are translated into commercially viable products that improve patient care and advance public health.

Dr. Jodi Black, Acting Director of OTAC, along with a half-dozen of her colleagues from OTAC, NCAI, and NIH’s SBIR/STTR Programs will provide a brief a presentation on the program’s goals; UCLA’s principal investigators will also provide specific examples of efforts underway at UC Center for Accelerated Innovation (CAI) to de-risk technologies with well-designed business cases primed for licensing or startup company formation.  This meet-and-greet is intended to be an informal, interactive opportunity for CHI members to consider opportunities for collaboration and engagement with the NIH program staff and UC investigators.

Space is limited and advance registration is required – contact Jenny Carey, CHI’s director of federal government relations and alliance development, to RSVP or with any questions: or 202-974-6323. 

Date & Time: June 19, 2014 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. (Pacific)
Location: UC Los Angeles, Building/Room TBD