Twenty million people are struggling with substance use disorders and the yearly economic impact in the US is $193B. Innovations that could help substance users are not reaching the public fast enough. To address these challenges, Innovation to Impact at Yale was developed as a national program to provide education, mentorship and seed funding to innovators. The program is led by a team of top-tier educators and entrepreneurs with the overriding goal to advance ideas to IMPACT the world.
WHAT: A five-day program in New Haven, CT focused on teaching participants diverse skills through hands-on-learning activities with guidance from dynamic leaders. The program culminates in a Certificate in Entrepreneurship.
WHEN: April 1-5, 2019
COST: Costs for travel, food, and accommodations will be covered for applicants who are selected for this prestigious program.
WHO: Curious and committed innovators who are interested in both exploring what it takes to bring a product to market and applying creative solutions to combat substance abuse through the use of pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, biomedical devices, app development, behavioral interventions, and/or public policy. Preference provided to researchers who have received NIDA funding.
The four major components of the I2I Program.
Learn how to identify viable commercial products and efficiently take your product to market
Grow your idea by consulting an extensive network of mentors from industry, venture capital and academia
Take the first steps toward exploring the commercial viability of your idea with one of our small grants
With support from our team, learn how to bring a culture of entrepreneurship to your department
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