UChicagoTech, the University of Chicago’s Office of Technology and Intellectual Property, will sponsor a March 2 poster session and contest for researchers, graduate students, post-doctoral scientists and others to display posters covering basic scientific research that may have commercial potential.
The event, titled “From Bench to Bedside,” will take place from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 2 in the lobby of the Biological Sciences Learning Center, 924 E. 57th St. Refreshments will be served.
“The ‘Bench to Bedside’ movement in university research is showing us that basic research can and does lead to the development of commercial products that benefit the public good,” said Shaton Menzie, a Project Coordinator at UChicagoTech.
UChicagoTech is offering a $500 first prize and a $250 second prize for the best posters. Judges will include in their determination the commercial potential presented in the posters. The commercial use of the research need not be specifically defined in the poster.
Members of the UChicagoTech project management team will be available for informal consultation throughout the poster session. Also available will be brochures and flyers from UChicagoTech and some of its commercial partners.
Those interested in presenting posters at the session should send their proposals to Matthew Clark, email@example.com, 773-834-9151, by Friday, Feb. 9. All proposals must include the following: applicant’s name, contact information and University affiliation; an abstract of approximately 250 words; data that have been presented in the last year (posters that have been presented elsewhere are welcome).
UChicagoTech works with researchers — faculty, students, or staff — to assess the commercial potential of new ideas. UChicagoTech’s goals are to disseminate new ideas so the public can benefit from discoveries, and to generate revenues for research and education. For more information, see http://tech.uchicago.edu.