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  1. UNIVERSITY ACTIVITIESTECHNOLOGY TRANSFER& COMMERCIALIZATION Theodore J. Roumel PhD MPH Vice President for Research, Innovation & Commercialization

  2. Technology Transfer • Traditional Role of Universities • Impart Knowledge to Students • Conduct Research to Elucidate Matters and Share Information • New Role • Teaching, Research and Key Engine for Job Creation and Economic Development

  3. UMBI • Youngest of the 13 components of the University of Maryland State System of Higher Education • One of four research institutions: UMBI, UMBC, UMB, and UMCP • Totally dedicated to research and development • Four centers, one virtual and one in development

  4. UMBI – The MarylandBiotech Beltway®

  5. Location, Location, Location Medical Biotechnology Center (MBC) Baltimore Center of Marine Biotechnology (COMB) Baltimore Maryland Appalachian Center For Ethnobotanical Studies (ACES) with Frostburg State University, Frostburg Center for Agricultural and Environmental Biotechnology (CAEB) proposed Eastern Shore Washington, DC Center for Advanced Research in Biotechnology (CARB) Rockville Center for Biosystems Research (CBR) College Park

  6. UMBI Mission • Conduct Cutting Edge Research in Biotechnology • Make Fundamental Discoveries • Generate Innovative Solutions to Practical Problems • Provide Exceptional Environment for Training and Research • Develop New Technologies for Commercialization • Mentor Tomorrow’s Workforce—K-12/SciTech/Loaner Lab/Mobile Biotech Lab • Promote Economic Development

  7. Not Your Traditional University… Scientific Based Service Oriented Work with and Support Industry • GMP for Bio Manufacturing—Phase I and II • Complex genomic sequencing • Insect transformation facilities/services • Computer science lab • Plant transformation facilities/services • Structural biology facilities/services • Incubator space for start ups

  8. Leading Edges In Our Research • Bioenergy • Innate Immunity • Biodefense • Fluorescence and Nanotechnology • Problems in protein folding • Marine sciences • Natural products • Metabolics • Bioimaging and biomarkers • Biomedical research • Host/pathogen interactions • Nanotechnology • Transgenic Insects and Plants • Structural Biology

  9. UMBI Traditional Activities • Identify New Technology • Protect Intellectual Property • Market • License • Spin Off Companies • Monitor • New Activities and Marketing

  10. New Relationships • Collaborative Research • Partnerships • Interdisciplinary Approach • Proof of Concept Requirements • Sponsored Research Initiatives

  11. Resources for USM System • Exceptional Professional Staff • Training Programs—Activate and other Entrepreneurial Programs • MIPS for Collaborations Between USM Faculty and Companies • TEDCO • MD Drug Discovery and Development Network • Invenio Network BUT………..

  12. Commercialization Needs • Additional Professional Personnel to Identify New Discoveries, Market and Partner/License & Monitor • Professional Staff to Assist with Spin Out New Companies • Funds to Assist with IP Costs • Entrepreneurial Support Systems • Staff to Operate/Recruit for Parks

  13. And More • Change attitudes and reward systems to encourage faculty to think about commercialization of findings • Obtain funding to move technologies to next level—proof of concept funding, translational funding/designated centers • LSAB Recommendation to review possible barriers in State regulations/policies

  14. Contact information:410-800-4109240-314-6509roumel@umbi.umd.edu