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Bioeconomy: IGB & Campus Resources

IGB Innovation Resources

Mikashi Awards
The Kleinmuntz Center provides unique opportunities for economic development, including a pre-commercialization Proof-of-Concept program named the Mikashi Awards.

Professional Skills for Careers in Biosciences (PSCB)
IGB's workshop-based certificate program is intended for graduate students and postdocs to develop and enhance their universal job skills.

IGB Economic Development Fellow
Dr. Cecilia Gentle, the IGB's Economic Development Fellow, is available for consultations to fill out invention report forms or to present to research groups and other interested parties on the invention reporting process. Contact Dr. Gentle at gentle2@illinois.edu.

Fox Family Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lecture Series
The Fox family and the IGB have partnered to bring a series of speakers to discuss all aspects of innovation and entrepreneurship. Past speakers have included members from the Office of Technology Management and the Technology Entrepreneur Center on campus to external speakers from both public and private industry.

Mark Tracy Undergraduate Translational Research Fellowship
The Mark Tracy Undergraduate Translational Research Fellowship provides undergraduate students from the University of Illinois the opportunity to participate in innovative research with direct applications to the biotech industry.

Campus Resources & More Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Office of Technology Management (OTM)
OTM assists in the protection and licensing of University intellectual property. They provide numerous resources, including invention reporting forms to support commercialization of your technology, and the Inventor's Handbook, an introduction to the University's intellectual property policies, patenting and commercialization services, intellectual property fundamentals, and the inventor's role.

Technology Entrepreneur Center (TEC)
Offers on-campus and online courses and certificate programs.

Research Park
A technology hub for corporate research, development operations, and startup companies, including tech incubator EnterpriseWorks. The Research Park Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) program provides free consulting to new startup ventures and prospective technology entrepreneurs.