“There are all these cool things happening here in Charlottesville that are building the innovation-based ecosystem. Our job at CBIC is to be the collaborator and break down those silos and make sure everybody knows what's happening in that community.”
There are two primary trends driving the collaborative needs of the healthcare workforce. The first is the immutable law of demographics. Our nation's healthcare workforce is in the midst of a generational shift as more and more Baby Boomers retire and millions of Millennials come of age.
According to this report by the National Venture Capital Association, nine companies in the Charlottesville, VA MSA received $27.7 million in venture funding in 2015. That makes Charlottesville #1 out of 133 MSAs in both the greatest growth (at 55.2 percent ) and the greatest rate of growth as measured by venture investment dollars with a 156.5 percent increase since 2010.
If you are a startup or a solo inventor, you may have thought of applying for a patent as one form of intellectual property protection. This blog post attempts to set forth some very basic concepts of patenting that a startup or a solo inventor must be aware of. Of course, there are many more issues to keep in mind, including whether you should even apply for a patent or go for other forms of protection (trade secret, copyright, etc.). Some scenarios are presented below.
In early February 2016, dozens of fast-growing startups and innovative non-profits connected with local students and entrepreneurs and U.Va. alumni to discover internships and job opportunities, and to learn the modern skills needed in tomorrow’s workforce.
Join us Friday, 29 January 2016 at the University of Virginia School of Law for the 7th annual Darden Entrepreneurship Conference
Conference 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (School of Law) || Reception and Venture Fair 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm (i.Lab at UVA)
Move your technology from the lab to market with the support of the Commonwealth! $3.4 million is available to award through the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund's FY2016 solicitation to the private sector, higher education, and research facilities. CRCF has invested $16.5 million in nearly 200 projects over the last four years -- your technology could be next!
Starting in 2016, the University of Virginia will be propelling entrepreneurship into the market like never before. The University’s new Seed Fund will deploy $10 million over 10 years to help commercialize UVA technologies and opportunities.