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  • Fast Connections

    We invite you to join California Life Sciences for FAST Connections - an opportunity to hear quick pitches from our Fall 2021 SoCal FAST cohort, followed by breakout sessions and networking with the founders, advisors, and fellow life sciences professionals.

    The FAST Program is growing to meet our community needs - we are advising five start-ups from Southern California and two companies from the MedTechColor Pitch Competition. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the latest from these innovative startups. 

    Designed to help promising life science startups prove their business model and develop a compelling commercialization strategy, the acclaimed FAST program draws on a high-level team of advisors to provide experience, contacts and counsel to the selected participants, and helps build the life sciences culture of innovation in California.

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    October 28, 2021 at 10:00am
  • Drug Repurposing and Intellectual Property Strategies Part II

    Barash Law and the San Diego Innovation Council invite you to a two-part free webinar series onDrug Repurposing and Intellectual Property Strategies

    This free remote learning session on drug repurposing is brought to the San Diego Innovation community by Eyal Barash of Barash Law.

    Eyal Barash is the founder of Barash Law LLC and a registered United States patent attorney with two decades of patent law experience in the pharmaceutical, medical device, chemical, food, agricultural, semiconductor, and imaging arts. His clients range from publicly traded pharmaceutical companies to emerging startups and enterprises in between.

    Please join us registering at the link below and share this information with anyone who may benefit from participating.

    IP Strategies for Drug Repurposing

    Part I: October 14, 2021
    11:00 AM – 12:30 PM PDT

    Part II: October 28, 2021
    11:00 AM – 12:30 PM PDT

    Drug repurposing is traditionally defined as the use of a known drug for an indication other than the one for which approval was initially sought. Serendipitous discovery has historically been a key part of drug repurposing. For example, when the compound sildenafil was first synthesized in the 1980s, Pfizer was looking for a treatment for angina. The drug lacked the desired antihypertensive effects. However, the researchers later learned that sildenafil could be used to treat other conditions. Thus, Viagra® was born.

    These webinars will discuss an emerging intellectual property aspect of drug repurposing, not the mechanism by which novel methods of treatment or even formulations are patented, but how modifying properties such as drug delivery can create brand new classes of intellectual property. We will discuss how such intellectual property can add tremendous value to a pharmaceutical asset and how resulting patents are prosecuted and litigated.


    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Webinar
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Q&A session

    This webinar is part of a series on engaging topics for entrepreneurs brought to you by the San Diego Innovation Council and its sponsors.

    Click here to register

    October 28, 2021 at 11:00am
  • 2021 San Diego Innovation Showcase

    The San Diego Innovation Council (SDIC) presents the 5th Annual San Diego Innovation Showcase, connecting academic research-based startups with angel and venture capital investors, corporate and IP attorneys, collaborators and the innovation community.

    The virtual showcase celebrates and features the diversity of entrepreneurial activities and the strong startup spirit from San Diego and its surrounding areas.

    The 5th Annual San Diego Innovation Showcase
    Wednesday, November 10, 2021 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT


    10:00 AM Welcome - Rubén Flores-Saaib, President SDIC

    10:05 AM Opening Remarks - San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria

    10:15 AM Success Stories - Occuspace - Nic Halverson, CEO

    10:45 AM Transition to startup presentations

    11:00 AM Concurrent startup presentations: Cleantech / Life Sciences / High Tech

    1:00 PM Panel discussion - Status and future of San Diego academic-based innovation - Paul Roben, AVC Innovation and Commercialization, UCSD, Tim Keane, Dean of the School of Business, USD and other San Diego academic leaders.

    Startups apply to present here


    Early stage company technologies based on research from Southern California research institutes and universities, or affiliated with non-academic SDIC members can apply to present at the Innovation Showcase.


    1. Company must be affiliated with an academic research center or university in at least one of the following ways:
      (a) A license to intellectual property.
      (b) Enrolled in an incubator or accelerator program.
      (c) Collaborating in research or to validate/test a business model.
    2. Alternatively, Company must be currently enrolled in any program provided by one of the non-academic SDIC members.
    3. Company is seeking investment, partnerships or talent to grow its business.
    4. It is expected that the Company will be incorporated at the time of the presentation on November 10.

    Limited submissions for poster presentations available in late October

    Limited space will be available in October to present posters featuring research with potential commercial.


    1. Any poster submission must have a valid invention disclosure with an academic research center.

    Preference will be given to research posters based from investigators affiliated with Southern California Research and Academic Centers.

    Please be on the look out for updates to submit your poster presentation.

    Register for the event

    November 10, 2021 at 10:00am
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