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FAST PITCH FOR FUNDING: FAQ

By B-BIC | March 13, 2017

Q:  Do I need to have slides?  A:  Pitches only need to address the suggested elements.  Use of reference materials or other visual elements is welcome if they help convey the product concept and can be shared using your laptop screen.  AV equipment will not be available. Q:  How formal will the pitches be? A:…

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EVENT: FAST PITCH FOR FUNDING

By B-BIC | March 9, 2017

Are you ready to see your research move towards becoming a product? Fast Pitch for Funding is an event hosted by the Boston Biomedical Innovation Center, that provides you the opportunity to pitch a team of experts on your research. You will receive immediate feedback with the opportunity to apply for our grant programs which can provide up…

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TIPS & TRICKS: Find Your ‘Product Image’

By B-BIC | March 3, 2017

Describe the marketed product in as few words as possible to paint a compelling, inspiring image that will “recruit” the supporters you need. Introduce key words regarding the technology, including its differentiation from other products and sustainable advantage.  Why is it “first” or “best”? Identify the target market segment within standard of care, or explain…

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TIPS & TRICKS: The Online Patent Search

By B-BIC | February 27, 2017

The Online Patent Search:  Do not waste your time developing a product that has already been patented by someone else.  It pays to learn how to do a quick patent search online.  There are many good patent search sites and we have listed a few of them for you. Our favorite is FreePatentsOnline.com. The link…

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SPECIALIST SERIES: Taking The Next Steps With Medical Research

By B-BIC | February 27, 2017

You have completed your research project, possibly published the results, and maybe presented the work at a conference.  Now what?  Perhaps you would like to see the technology translated into medical practice and meaningful health outcomes.  But what are the next steps? You may think the next logical steps are to refine the technology and…

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SPECIALIST SERIES: What is Due Diligence?

By B-BIC | February 1, 2017

No matter how interested they appear in a deal, prudent investors always follow a process called “due diligence” before making a financial commitment.  That means conducting research on the proposition to test the assertions of the promoters and seek additional information to the point where they are satisfied that they clearly understand the risks they…

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Testimonial: Resolving Hurdles

By B-BIC | October 27, 2016

The B-BIC program has been instrumental in helping us accelerate development of our bioreactor and achieve commercial proof of feasibility that would not have been possible within the same time frame by traditional non-dilutive funding mechanisms available at the time. B-BIC also allowed us to bridge academic and commercial requirements and resolve many practical hurdles…

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Testimonial: Challenging Interaction a Huge Plus

By B-BIC | October 27, 2016

Here is how B-BIC has helped this project. The money itself. It would be very difficult to raise money for this project from standard sources. Challenging questions from the reviewers. During the review of our preproposal, one challenge from the B-BIC point of contact was that we should design a Phase 3 trial for our…

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Testimonial: Clear Objectives

By B-BIC | October 27, 2016

B-BIC has been a communicative and supportive organization to work with and the program is well designed. B-BIC has chosen targeted topics and emphasized commercial translation, making the program objectives clear. This aids the proposer in assessing likelihood of winning an award. The involvement of the program managers has been helpful and informative. The proposal…

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Testimonial: Business Principles Advanced

By B-BIC | October 27, 2016

This grant has enabled me to advance the development of a medical device with a high potential clinical impact. This is consistent with my academic career, which centers on translational imaging research. The B-BIC grant has allowed me to engage with marketing and business advisors to learn more deeply about practical business principles necessary to…

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