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October 18-20, 2023 / Tucson, AZ
The annual summit for research institution gap fund and accelerator programs, including proof of concept programs, startup accelerators, and university venture funds

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The University of Cincinnati is spearheading a new initiative by launching its Lab2Market program, empowering the next generation of STEM researchers into the realm of entrepreneurship.

Recognizing the importance of commercialization in translating scientific and technological research into tangible societal and environmental benefits, UC is taking a bold step in nurturing a culture of innovation and market-driven thinking.

Lab2Market unveiled: A two-pronged approach

  • To introduce graduate STEM students to the intricacies of entrepreneurship and the technology commercialization process.
  • To equip students with the skills to envision market applications for their research, enhancing their prospects in the industry job market.

Candace Wade, program coordinator for UC’s Center for Entrepreneurship, sees this program as a catalyst for further propelling STEM research to produce positive societal impact.

“Lab2Market introduces STEM students to opportunities beyond the technical training they’re used to. The program helps students think about the market applications of their research and how they can drive impact beyond the lab,” Wade said.

“Our job is to show them how to make that leap.”


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