Indiana CTSI Think Tank Program
The skills and knowledge required for successful commercialization of new technologies (intellectual property protection, SBIR/STTR funding, and startup creation) are very different than those for traditional academic research (scientific publication and R01-style grant funding).
The Indiana CTSI Think Tank Program is designed to provide early guidance to academic and clinical investigators interested in advancing their discoveries to the market. The program is open to investigators from Indiana University (IU), Purdue University, or the University of Notre Dame; and includes a pool of advisors across these universities and industry around the state to provide investigators with a wide range of expertise and perspectives.
Drug related projects: Padma Portonovo, PhD, Director of the IUSM Research Service Cores, Navigator for ICBI, MTP, and AWARE
Device related projects: Kara Garcia, PhD, Navigator for IU School of Medicine-Evansville (Southwest Indiana)