MTEC Webinar Series

In 2022, MTEC will offer 3 webinar series: Educational to help our members learn about a broad array of topics to help them develop and commercialize their technology; Spotlight to feature Labs and Academic partners; and M-Corps Showcase to feature our M-Corps members.

 

Previous webinar recordings can be found on the Members Only website.

 

If you would like to participate but are not a member, click here to learn how to join MTEC!

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The 2022 Webinar Series will be slowing down over the next few months due to conferences and holiday. 

October 19th, 2022 @ 1PM ET

Spotlight Webinar: Zoll

TBD

Spotlight Webinar: DLH

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022 1PM ET

Spotlight Webinar: Magellan Federal- Embracing the Future of Employee Wellness

With unprecedented environmental and social stressors going on the world today, now is the time to advance mental health and employee well-being. At Magellan we are innovating with new technology, clinical delivery, provider strategy, and new and exciting strategic partnerships. We have partnered with Gallup to help our customers have a thriving life, resilient mind, and healthy body. ​Join this webinar to discover how Magellan is offering a new total wellbeing and enterprise growth solution that benefits individuals and organizations. For more information, visit magellanhealthcare.com/embrace.

Speakers:

Anna Sever, CEO Magellan Federal

John Im, Senior Director Program Management, Magellan Health

Kristen Leslie, Senior Sales Executive, Magellan Health

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 1PM – 2:30PM ET

Getting Ready for the SBIR/STTR Program Workshop

Description: The purpose of this webinar is to introduce participants to the SBIR / STTR Program and how science-technology ventures can fund their product and company development with these non-dilutive funds. Other topics include pre-proposal writing tips and steps for success, description of evaluation processes by various agencies, an introduction to the unique intellectual property features of the program, and financial management and accounting system considerations for SBIR / STTR Program participation.

Speaker:  Sharon C. Ballard, CEO, NuShores Biosciences LLC, and President/CEO of EnableVentures, Inc.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 1PM ET

M-Corps Showcase: Independent Platform on Modeling Manufacturing Structure, Workflow, and Cost

Description: Identification and modeling of manufacturing process and costs is a step for a company (especially a start-up). These models also enable the ability to properly manage supply chains and other inputs that rely on accurate Bill of Materials and Routings to optimize material, labor and inventory carrying cost. The session will introduce the participants to:

  • The concept of Design for Manufacturability.
  • Structure of modeling that is necessary, and why?
    • Iterative approach to modeling
    • Variables necessary for ERP systems (labor, machine, facilities, material)
    • Integration of manufacturing model with pro forma financial statements
  • Manufacturing requirements and documentation to support the regulatory process for the FDA.

These are key steps in commercialization of a new product. There are simpler tasks if these concepts are integrated into the product design or start-up process.

Speaker: Dan Suhr, PhD, Director of Research and Development, Independent Platform LLC

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 1PM ET

Spotlight Webinar: Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Description: Research projects require collaborating and the sharing of data sets with the other organizations.  Although researchers have good intentions to share data, often processes and regulations prevent the sharing of data sets and delay the project start time for several months while project managers and principal investigators work through the privacy and regulatory issues.

In response to these challenges, HPE had developed HPE Swarm Learning, a decentralized, block chain-based AI Model Training capability that allows multiple cohorts to keep their proprietary data sets in place without ever needing to make copies and ship data to a centralized location or to share it in place.

HPE Swarm Learning allows collaborators to receive the benefits of large data sets with-out sharing raw data or needing to duplicate data or moving data.  The net result is more accurate research outcomes, and timely kick off of research projects.

Speakers: Steve Heibein, HPE AI Ambassador

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 1PM ET

M-Corps Showcase: Rhythmlink International, LLC. – Connecting Patients to Machines to Improve Patient Care

Description: Creating a Medical Device to thrive in any environment is a massive undertaking. Software, AI, Data Collection, Studies, FDA Clearance, etc. One of the most overlooked pieces of the process is how do you get the clinical data from your patient to your system. Rhythmlink specializes in connecting your patient to your device.

• How to get your device to market quickly.
• Your AI, Software, and Device are only as good as the clinical data they receive. How to make sure you are getting the best clinical data from your patient.
• Custom doesn’t always mean expensive. Protect your technology with custom proprietary electrodes.

Rhythmlink specializes in every step of the product development process including design conception, prototyping and process validation, full manufacturing and assembly, sterilization management, packaging, labeling, barcoding and more. We can help you no matter what stage of the process you’re in and can even help you assess your needs to determine what they are.

Speakers:
Kirk Martin, Manager of Strategic Business
Jonathan Peterson, Manager of Strategic Engineering

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 1PM ET

M-Corps Showcase: Latham Biopharm Group – Developing Company Strategies to Enhance Non-Dilutive Funding Success

Description: Non-dilutive funding is a great tool to help enhance a growing company’s developmental pipeline. Today’s presentation will dig into how LBG helps their clients navigate, secure, and manage non-dilutive funding. We will specifically dive into strategies to successfully align your company and product to be successfully. Ultimately, these strategies can vary significantly depending on the source of the non-dilutive funding and your company’s current overall business strategy. With our blend of experience across companies that have various sources of funding, LBG has helped answer many strategic questions to ensure that businesses are meeting their corporate goals. Here are a few examples:

  • -What agencies would be interested in my technology/product? What stage of development does my product need to be to look for non-dilutive funding.
  • -How can my company showcase the value of our technology/product to the USG?
  • -How can I marry our non-dilutive funding strategy with potential investors?

LBG’s expertise in both the life sciences arena and the government arena sets us apart from our competitors. We pride ourselves on our well-established contacts and our highly skilled team members, many of whom hold advanced degrees in the field of life sciences and utilize their expertise to meet your strategic goals.

Speakers:
Cassidy Cantin, Associate Director Non-Dilutive Funding
Chris Peterson, Associate Director Strategic Consulting

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 1PM ET

M-Corps Showcase: SMI, Inc – Congressional Defense Appropriations: Creating a Directed Pot of Non-Dilutive Research Funding

Description: An often-overlooked non-dilutive funding source is the Congressionally directed Programmatic Increase to the annual Defense Appropriations process. SMI, a technically focused government marketing and affairs firm with a focus on appropriations, will describe how it has assisted universities and private companies to successfully advocate for multi-million dollar narrowly focused programmatic funding increases to Department of Defense research and development budget lines – and then secured competitively awarded grants. Participants will learn in detail the timeline and processes involved for a successful programmatic add including tips to increase the likelihood of an award. The process will be discussed including how adds differ from earmarks, the “seasonality” of the appropriations process, and the expected timeline for an award. We will use real world examples as case studies to demonstrate the process. At the end of the seminar, participants will understand the timeline for a programmatic add, the general requirements for the Congressional engagement, and how to increase the likelihood of success.

Speakers:
• Dr. Travis Taylor, Vice President, SMI, Inc
• Evan Dorner, Director, SMI, Inc

Wednesday, June 1, 1PM ET

M-Corps Showcase: Capital Edge Consulting Group

Description: As a current or potential recipient U.S. Government funding from the DoD or HHS, participants will be provided an overview of typical compliance and contracting expectations as well as understand the potential pitfalls in U.S. Government contracting. Participants will walk away with the lessons learned from others operating in this space on what to do or more importantly what not to do.

Moderator: Marie Salamone, Partner

Speakers:
Chad Braley, National Managing Partner / CEO
Brian Gallagher, Director
Dan Durst, Director
Eric Hayman

Wednesday, May 18, 1PM ET

Educational Webinar: How to Develop a Complete & Compliant Cost Proposal

Description: Understanding the cost proposal requirements is critical in the MTEC award process. The May MTEC Educational webinar will review common challenges, frequently asked questions from proposers, and tips for developing a complete, compliant cost proposal.  We will also discuss contracts management and describe the difference between the base agreement and the Research Project Award, and review some of the key agreement clauses.

Speakers:

  • Taylor Hummell, Sr. Contracts Administrator
  • Rebecca Harmon, Sr. Contracts Manager

April 6th, 1pm ET

Academia Spotlight: Rosalind Franklin University

Description: RFU has many exciting initiatives in biomedical technology and commercialization with a goal of accelerating the discovery and development of new diagnostics, devices, and therapeutics to improve the quality of patient’s lives.  We are located next door to the FHCC VA and Great Lakes NAVY medical centers and hospitals. We are aligned with MTEC as we are ready for collaboration across a large spectrum of disease states that affect the U.S. military and warfighters – MTEC’s mission.

Research at RFU is organized around centers of excellence in discovery and translational science. There are nine such centers designed to nurture collaboration among scientists and clinicians, and facilitate relationships with potential industry partners. RFU’s new 100,000 square foot Innovation and Research Park opened in January 2020. This state-of-the-art facility is designed to accelerate clinically-relevant research advances across complementary fields, including brain function and repair, stress and affective disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, cancer and immunology, genetic diseases, and proteomics and therapeutics, lower extremity diseases, disorders, wound healing and will facilitate growth opportunities with industry, biotech firms and startups that are also housed in the research park.

Moderator: Connie Cleary, DPM; Director of Innovation & Industry Relations

March 22nd, 2:30pm ET

M-Corps Showcase: Cornerstone

Description: To provide an overview of Cornerstone Government Affairs, the company’s National Security and Defense Health Practice areas, expertise, and approach to representation.

Speakers:
Dr. Jonathan Miller, Principal, Cornerstone Government Affairs
Susan Sweat, Principal and Director, Cornerstone Government Affairs
Dr. Michael Davis, Senior Consultant, Cornerstone Government Affairs

March 18th, 11am ET

Federal Lab Spotlight: U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL)

Description: Learn more about the research, capabilities, and partnering mechanisms of the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL), Fort Rucker, Ala.  USAARL is one of six medical research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) laboratories within the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command.

Since 1962, USAARL has merged the sciences of aviation and medicine to optimize the protection and performance of the aviator and Soldier.  Today, the Laboratory’s scientists, engineers, aviators, and medical professionals conduct RDT&E in blunt, blast, and accelerative injury and protection; the en route care environment; and operator health and performance in complex systems.

USAARL’s key research platforms include an HH-60M Black Hawk helicopter, an NUH-60FS Black Hawk flight simulator, an unmanned aerial system flight simulator, a man-rated multi-axis ride simulator, helmet impact and retention testing facilities, a vertical acceleration tower, aeromedical equipment test and evaluation chambers, among many other capabilities.

Engage in dialogue with the USAARL team to gain a greater awareness of the Laboratory’s partnering mechanisms, such as technology transfer and cooperative research and development efforts.

March 9th, 1pm ET

Academia Spotlight: UT Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) and the Military Health Institute (MHI)

Description: The Military Health Institute (MHI) at UT Health San Antonio facilitates military health research to create positive impact for the military, veterans, and their families. Research at UT Health San Antonio spans the scientific spectrum. Groundbreaking research, including PTSD, TBI, and Trauma, showcases UT Health San Antonio’s ability to contribute greatly to military health and readiness. Join the MHI team in an overview on the university’s efforts in research, commercialization, and collaboration. Researchers from key areas will share their current efforts for the university, focusing on crucial topics in military health.

 

Speakers:

  • Byron Hepburn, USAF Maj Gen Ret
  • Alan Peterson, USAF Lt Col Ret
  • Susannah Nicholson
  • James Lechleiter
  • Sean Thompson

March 2nd, 1pm ET

M-Corps: Conafay Group

Federal non-dilutive funding can be an integral part of an organization’s long-term strategy.  However, many fail to successfully compete and win these funding opportunities. Competing for federal research dollars requires a clear strategy that considers the realities of the funding landscape and reflects the mission space, culture, and specific interests of the various funding agencies.  For this webinar, The Conafay Group team will provide critical perspective that you can use to sharpen your approach, while also highlighting funding opportunities beyond MTEC and sharing thoughts on the evolving funding landscape.

 

Moderator: Jessica Kenyon, Senior Vice President & Managing Director

Speakers:

  • Brian Tse, Ph.D., Vice President
  • Erik Wolf, Ph.D., Vice President
  • Julie Pawelczyk, Vice President
  • Darin Gardner, Vice President

February 23rd, 1pm ET

Spotlight: Intro to Working with VA through NAVREF

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) operates the nation’s largest integrated health care system caring for more than 9 million Veterans. Within VHA, VA Research and the VHA Innovation Ecosystem seek to foster dynamic collaborations with university partners, other federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private industry to further their impact on the health of Veterans and the nation. Navigating VA can be a challenge, but NAVREF and the Innovation Ecosystem are working to facilitate those interactions and serve as your guides and entry points to VA. NAVREF is the membership association for 75 VA-affiliated non-profit corporations (NPCs) supporting research and education programs at more than 100 VA medical centers. These NPCs are congressionally authorized to administer extramurally-sponsored research and education activities at VA. VHA IE leverages the collective power of innovation champions from across VA, academia, non-profit and industry to operationalize innovation. This webinar will introduce you to easier ways of partnering with VA through NAVREF and the Innovation Ecosystem.

 

Speakers:
Rick Starrs, Chief Executive Officer, NAVREF
Kristopher “Kit” Teague, Executive Director, VHA Innovation Ecosystem

February 16th, 1pm ET

M-Corps Showcase: Curia

Challenges in Early Phase Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) Scale Up

Speakers:

Barbara Solow, Vice President Business Development
Andrew Leyhane, Senior Research Scientist

February 2nd, 1pm ET

Educational Webinar: Reviewing and negotiating technology transfer and licensing agreements

Universities are often at the forefront of the discovery and development of innovative technologies that will disrupt the market and provide the basis for highly successful products and companies.  However, spinning a company out of a university, in-licensing a university technology, and/or collaborating with a university lab or employee can present some unexpected considerations for entrepreneurs and companies that don’t have a history of partnering with academia.  This webinar will introduce some of the factors that you should consider and be prepared to navigate if you are hoping to partner with a university or engage a university scientist as part of your venture.  We will discuss university objectives and obligations related to technology transfer and how those factors will affect the terms of a license, such as retained government and university rights, due diligence milestones, and access to improvements.  We will also discuss mechanisms for engaging with universities to advance technologies.

Speakers:  Kelly Parsons, PhD

Associate Director, Technology Commercialization; Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development – Innovate Carolina;  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

January 25, 12pm ET

M-Corps Showcase: Integrated Computer Solutions (ICS)

Developing medical devices under a quality management system for the FDA can be a complicated and subtle process with tremendous variability. The leading mitigatable risk to budget and schedule comes from minimizing the impact of change during the development process. This presentation will address common categories of change and how to minimize or even benefit from the disruption.

 

About ICS:

ICS’s dedicated MedTech practice offers deep domain expertise, specialized tools, ISO 13485-compliant processes, and services to accelerate development, testing and certification.

Our experienced team of software developers, HFE specialists, UX and visual designers, and regulatory and cybersecurity experts create powerful MedTech solutions that help customers reduce costs and redundancies, enhance software performance, manage development complexity, stabilize new-product introductions, and navigate key regulatory standards, including ISO 62366 and IEC 62304. Companies like Quidel, Thermo Fisher, Boston Scientific and Millipore Sigma rely on ICS development support for their products.

 

Speaker:

Milton Yarberry, Director of Medical Programs, ICS

Milton is a certified PMP with a background in software architecture, medical device product development and program management. He spent a decade in consulting working with startup companies, and 15 years working with Class II and Class III medical device manufacturers. Milton’s work has been published in Medical Design and Outsourcing, Today’s Medical Developments and Design News.

January 19, 1pm ET

M-Corps Showcase: Integrated Computer Solutions (ICS)

Developing medical devices under a quality management system for the FDA can be a complicated and subtle process with tremendous variability. The leading mitigatable risk to budget and schedule comes from minimizing the impact of change during the development process. This presentation will address common categories of change and how to minimize or even benefit from the disruption.

 

About ICS:

ICS’s dedicated MedTech practice offers deep domain expertise, specialized tools, ISO 13485-compliant processes, and services to accelerate development, testing and certification.

Our experienced team of software developers, HFE specialists, UX and visual designers, and regulatory and cybersecurity experts create powerful MedTech solutions that help customers reduce costs and redundancies, enhance software performance, manage development complexity, stabilize new-product introductions, and navigate key regulatory standards, including ISO 62366 and IEC 62304. Companies like Quidel, Thermo Fisher, Boston Scientific and Millipore Sigma rely on ICS development support for their products.

 

Speaker:

Milton Yarberry, Director of Medical Programs, ICS

Milton is a certified PMP with a background in software architecture, medical device product development and program management. He spent a decade in consulting working with startup companies, and 15 years working with Class II and Class III medical device manufacturers. Milton’s work has been published in Medical Design and Outsourcing, Today’s Medical Developments and Design News.

 

Register here: https://ati.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItdOmgqTsiGF2Qt00VMY9Vu8vaZDY-CW0

December 8th, 1pm ET

Educational Webinar: GSA Scheduling

Join us to find out why Federal buyers are more likely to use small business contractors that have a GSA Schedule — a best-in-class contracting vehicle or a bridge which helps sellers connect with federal buyers in an easy yet regulation compliant manner.
We will explore the updates by GSA to this contract program which has made it highly desirable and beneficial for small businesses seeking to bring new technology to federal, state, and local government buyers.

MTEC members will not want to miss this insightful webinar designed to help springboard products and services into the government market.

Presenter: Denise Buczek, CEO/Founder, ClearCoast

November 10th, 1pm ET

Educational Webinar: Strategies for MedTech Business Development 

This webinar is focused on business development for a medical company with products in development.  We will cover the Dos and Donts and provide some insight into useful tools that can make a difference in the outcomes.  As well, we will cover the business development activities that occur in establishing the product manufacturing, strategic partnerships, and the sell side of the product based on the model selected.

November 3rd, 1pm ET

M-Corps Showcase: Proxima

Speaker: Isabella Schmitt, RAC, Proxima CRO Director of Regulatory Affairs

October 19th, 1pm ET

Spotlight Series Webinar: The University of Pittsburgh and the Center for Military Medicine Research

This webinar will describe the Center at the University of Pittsburgh and strategies to engage academic investigators with the DoD medical research community.

Presenter: Ronald Poropatich, MD, MS

October 13th, 1pm ET

MTEC Educational Webinar: Early Alignment with the FDA: Regulatory Strategies from Early Development to Patient Enrollment

This webinar will cover Drugs, Biologics, and Devices.

Presenter: Lyal Tressler, M.S., RAC Office of Regulated Activities, U.S. Army Medical Research & Development Command

October 6th, 1pm ET

M-Corps Showcase Webinar: Grant Engine

Topics for this highly useful webinar will include: benefits of non-dilutive funding – what you get beyond funding; getting ready for non-dilutive funding; when and how to interact with program officers; what to focus on when writing; how to select a good partner.

September 22nd, 1pm ET

LAB SPOTLIGHT: How the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Helps Accelerate Upstream Medical Device Innovation with Regulatory Science Tools 

As the breadth of technology increases linearly, early-stage innovators face unique technical challenges. Many of them deal with emerging medical technologies that may have no precedent for assessing safety and effectiveness. This means they may have to develop their own ad-hoc testing methods, which is not their specialty. This is time-sensitive and capital-intensive. And they’re doing this at the same time that they are focusing on product innovation.

Promoting public health is the mission of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). For the agency’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), this mission means facilitating medical device innovation and accelerating upstream pre-competitive innovation. CDRH and its research arm, the Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories (OSEL), foster innovation by providing innovators with Regulatory Science Tools to help develop and assess technologies that can spin out multiple products. By allowing early-stage innovators and startups to then focus on the development of the product, they can more easily:
• Design safety and effectiveness into a product at an early stage
• De-risk the early development both accelerating progress and the potential for continued investment at critical stages.

This talk will share insights on how the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health helps accelerate upstream medical device innovation through the development of a common toolset to assist with development and assessment emerging medical technologies. It will also offer an opportunity for discussion on means to promote collaborative problem solving across industry and academia.

Presenter:

Dorn Carranza, PhD MBA
Director of Partnership and Innovation
Office Of Science and Engineering Laboratories (OSEL)
Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH)
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

 

September 15th, 1pm ET

MedTech Pricing and Reimbursement Strategies

Pricing and reimbursement for medical products is among the highest priorities for an experienced investor. Most early stage entrepreneurs do not include these strategies or a discussion about evidence generation requirements in their presentations. This webinar will describe ways to approach a sound strategy that enables productive discussions with investors and partners.

September 8th, 1pm ET

M-Corps Showcase: Greenlight Guru

Medical device startups have a pile of things to address, often pushing a quality system to the back burner in favor of activities that are perceived to add more value and meaning to the startup.

However, ignoring a quality system entirely until after development is complete and the product is launched is not a good idea. Join the Greenlight Guru team to discuss the quality “musts” to get a device to market faster with less risk.

Moderator: Natalie Boone, Partner Account Manager

Speakers:
• Connor Remaley, Director of Global Partnerships
• Wade Schroeder, Senior Medical Device Guru

September 1st, 1pm ET

Introduction to govmates

In partnership with govmates, ATI has launched the Innovation Resource Hub to provide you access to the critical tools you need to thrive. We understand the needs of non-traditional defense contractors, and we’ve built an ecosystem of resources to help you succeed.

This valuable program is offered at no cost to ATI consortium members, including the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium.

August 11th, 1pm ET

How to Pitch to MRDC

Pitching to the military requires focused awareness of the specific problem being addressed, why the problem is important TODAY, how the solution will alleviate the challenge facing the military, and how the solution (product) would be implemented. Complicating this is the desire for a dual market solution that benefits both military and civilians (must also therefore describe the Civilian need and market).

With MHSRS approaching in late August, this webinar will help inform members on creating material that resonates with military interest/requirements while including a dual use focus will be critical to successful engagements:

  • Constructing an effective one-minute elevator pitch
  • Developing an informative one page leave behind
  • Crafting a 10 slide, 10 minute presentation that resonates with military interest/requirements while including a dual use focus will be critical to successful engagements

Moderator:
Dr. (COL, Retired) Ken Bertram, Senior Advisor, MTEC, former Principal Assistant for Acquisition, MRDC

Panel:
• Dr. (COL, Retired) Frazier Glenn, former Principal Assistants for Research and Technology at MRDC
• Sara Langdon, Program Manager, U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC)
• Dr. George Ludwig, former Principal Assistants for Research and Technology at MRDC
• Dr. (COL, Retired) Russ Coleman, former Director, Medical Countermeasures Systems

August 4th, 1pm ET

JLabs Spotlight Webinar

If you are looking to learn more about the Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS (‘JLABS’) model, our areas of interest, our newest locations (JLABS @ Washington, DC), BLUE KNIGHT™, QuickFire Challenges and how to apply, join us for a “Learn about JLABS” session just for the MTEC community!

Growing to 13 sites across the globe, JLABS now has a portfolio of over 730+ companies. JLABS offers emerging life science companies modular lab units, office space, shared core laboratory equipment and business facilities. It also links the entrepreneurs with the full breadth of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, including opportunities for funding, third-party services, educational events and provides access to R&D experts from medical technology, consumer healthcare product and Janssen pharmaceutical teams.

Through Blue Knight, Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS is collaborating with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), a component of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This collaboration aims to stimulate innovation and incubation of technologies that improve health security and response through companies focused on public health threats and emerging infectious diseases.

Blue Knight provides selected companies with an opportunity to receive unique benefits, including access to JLABS, dedicated mentorship from BARDA in addition to mentorship from the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, and access to dedicated equipment at the hub location at JLABS @ Washington, DC.

Moderator:
Dave Hood, Senior Advisor, MTEC, President & CEO at DH3 & Associates  

Panel:
Brittany Trelly, Senior Business Development Operations Manager, Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS
Rachel Rath, BARDA Alliance, Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS
Michael Nestor, Scientific Engagement Lead, Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS

July 20th, 1pm ET

Sourcing Smart, Non-dilutive Capital

Financial support for research and development flows from many sources – federal government, businesses, academia, nonprofit foundations and organizations, and interested individual donors.  The processes of government and businesses can be transparent.  The processes of foundations and philanthropy often are not.  This webinar will lift the veil on sources of private support for R&D.  What does R & D philanthropy in the U.S. look like?  How much funding is there, and for what?  What are the most recent trends in how foundations look at partnerships and at impact?  How does philanthropic funding differ from federal research funding?  How can you access it?  It will also discuss the ways in which MTEC founding member Changing Our World is working with MTEC to develop relationships in the foundation and nonprofit space that can benefit MTEC members.

June 22nd, 1pm ET

An Introduction to Medical Technology Investment

Spend an hour with three active early stage investors as they discuss today’s investment environment and what they are looking for when they meet with entrepreneurs seeking capital. Learn the characteristics that make for a compelling investment, with examples from deals they’ve recently completed. Hear about how they think about risks related to regulatory approval and payment along with the unique things to consider when approaching angels, VC’s and corporate venture capital. We’ll share tips and red flags, discuss how their investing has been affected by the pandemic, and hear opinions on paths to liquidity like M&A, SPAC’s, and IPO’s. Most importantly, we’ll have time for your questions.

May 19th, 1pm ET

Understanding the Military Customer Part 2: Cost Proposals and Contracts Management

Understanding cost requirements for proposals is critical for a successful application to MTEC. The May MTEC Educational webinar will review common challenges and frequently asked questions from proposers. We will also discuss contracts management from the perspective of the Government Agreements Officer/Army Contracting Shop and MTEC, describe the difference between the base agreement and the Research Project Award, and review some of the key agreement clauses.

April 14th

Collaboration Opportunities with Military Laboratories:

Showcase of several military laboratories with opportunities for collaboration with the MTEC network.

February 23rd

Cybersecurity:

Federal Marketplace Update – “CUI, NIST and CMMC”

January 26th

Understanding the Military Customer Part 1: What does a good proposal look like?

What is the military looking for in proposals and how do you put together a strong one? Key challenges among proposers and key factors for determining success.