Bench to Community

Bench to Community Educational Series

Translating New Ideas into Clinical Practice
A Virtual Introduction

Medical practitioners frequently identify clinical needs, new product ideas, and enhanced methodologies for improving diagnosis, treatment, and patient care. Physicians, surgeons, nurses, engineers, and others can benefit from learning about steps involved in translating their innovations and discoveries into clinical practice.

The AY21-22 Bench to Community series addresses topics in the early-stages of translational development activities toward ultimate deployment into broad clinical practice. Topics include company formation, STTR and SBIR grants, presenting to investors, building a business-oriented team, using consultancies for special tasks, managing conflict of interest, and other topics. Registration for each session and topic is available below. CME credit is available for physicians, PAs, and nurses. Recordings of the 2020-2021 topics are available via the links below.

If you have a topic idea for a future seminar, or if you would like to report an error in our content, please contact: Laura Osborne, Program Coordinator,, 804-828-0349

Hosted by the VCU Institute for Engineering and Medicine, The C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research, and VCU Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation.

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Upcoming Seminars

Series 2, Seminar 1: Startups

Thursday, September 16, 2021 | 4 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Learn more about seminar 1

Series 2, Seminar 2: Seed Funding for Entrepreneurs - STTR and SBIR Grants

Thursday, October 14, 2021 | 4 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Learn more about seminar 2 and register now

Series 2, Seminar 3: Investors & Fundraising: Early-stage Non-grant Funding and Processes

Thursday, November 18, 2021 | 4 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Learn more about seminar 3 and register now

Series 2, Seminar 4: Building Your Startup Team

Thursday, December 16, 2021 | 4 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Learn more about seminar 4 and register now

Series 2, Seminar 5: Using Consulting Agencies during Development

Thursday, January 13, 2022 | 4 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Learn more about seminar 5 and register now

Series 2, Seminar 6: Project Management Methods for Development

Thursday, February 10, 2022 | 4 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
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Series 2, Seminar 7: Developing a Pitch Deck

Thursday, March 10, 2022 | 4 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
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Series 2, Seminar 8: Managing Conflict of Interest for Faculty & Staff

Thursday, April 14, 2022 | 4 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Learn more about seminar 8 and register now

Series 2, Seminar 9: Licensing Your Innovation, IP, Technology or Product

Thursday, May 12, 2022 | 4 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Learn more about seminar 9 and register now

Previous Seminars

VCU College of Engineering
601 West Main Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220
United States

Virginia Commonwealth University
Phone: (804) 828-0349

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