CSOs and Incubators at Educational Institutions

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Panelists discussed:
  • How to start a CSO using existing infrastructure;
  • Using a CSO experience to prepare students for the biotech workforce, 
  • Where to find funding, 
  • The path from CSO to incubator, 
  • Opportunities for partnering with companies that can market some of the products produced in a CSO, and lastly,
  • Achieving sustainability

Moderator:  Sulatha Dwarakanath,

Tyler Drake, Ph.D
Director Bioscience Incubator
Austin Community College

Mary Nelson, Ph.D
Director of InnovaBio & STUDENTfacturED
Salt Lake Community College

Elizabeth Boedeker​
BioBench CRO Coordinator
Deborah R. Davis, PhD
Acting Biotechnology Coordinator
Co-PI, AC2 Bio-Link Regional Center
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Abbie Kesterson​
Director, Biotechnology Project Development
Allied Health and Natural Sciences Division
Bluegrass Community and Technical College