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TI:GER® goes to Copenhagen

Nine TI:GER® students traveled to Copenhagen to collaborate with students in the BioBusiness and Innovation Program in conjunction with the Copenhagen Business School. The teams are working on developing a business plan for new companies. Each of the three group receives coaching from business practitioners and will learn about International Business issues while working with integrated teams. We will welcome the Copenhagen Business School students in November.

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Welcome Richard diMonda

TI:GER welcomes Richard diMonda as the Life Science Commercialization Advisor. Richard has over 25 years of experience in clinical research, product management, marketing and regulatory issues. Please join us as we welcome Richard to the TI:GER program.

TI:GER at a Congressional Panel

TI:GER was honored, this past September, to have its founder and Executive Director, Marie Thursby as a participant on a congressional panel entitled “Innovative Researchers, Commercial Skillsets: Training Entrepreneurs.” The other elite panelists span industrial, academic and federal sections. Its purpose was to education attendees on how these programs, such as TI:GER, develop both innovation and people to drive economic growth.

Second Year TI:GER Team Viapore goes to GA Bio Summit

Viapore, a 2nd year TI:GER Team, presented at Georgia’s largest Bioscience Conference on October 16th to an audience of over 300 professionals from industry, academia and government. This conference is a who’s who for Georgia’s bioscience and medical device community where major trends and issues related to research and product development are discussed. Viapore is focused on modifying the materials in orthopaedic implants to make them stronger and have better imaging compatibility.

Welcome New TI:GER Class!

The first year TI:GER teams tackled the Leadership Challenge Course at Georgia Tech! This annual team-building tradition is always a favorite and a great bonding experience for the newly-formed teams. Our eight new teams cover a broad range of disciplines, including materials science and engineering, bioengineering, biochemistry, nuclear engineering, and electrical and computer engineering. Click  to learn more.

TI:GER Alumni Reunion

TI:GER alumni, faculty and industry advisors mixed and mingled at our sixth annual reunion in August. Over 75 attendees attended our first alumni sponsored pitch-off competition among second year TI:GER teams. Alumni and guests had the chance to judge and vote for a winner congratulations Viapore and TEDDY! Thanks again to all those who were able to attend! Click here to view the pitches!

TI:GER Alumni Give Back!

Many thanks to the TI:GER alums who are actively involved in helping our current students:

  • John Melonakos (PhD 2008) as participant on our entrepreneur panel and financial contributor to the alumni elevator pitch competition.
  • Bobby Walling (JD 2009) and David Weingarten (JD 2011) as legal mentors for 1st year teams.
  • Dave Beck (MBA 2005) and Brad Kairdolf (PhD 2008) as pitch coaches for the 2nd year pitch camp.
  • Brad Burman (JD 2009) and Brad Kairdolf (PhD 2008) as current members of the TI:GER Advisory Board.
  • Brandon Miller (MBA 2011) as a medical device expert for the LymphaTech team.
  • David Giannantonio (JD 2011) as guest speaker on tech transfer licensing.
  • Eddie Sloan (MBA 2011) who set up a special Delta tour for student visitors from Germany.
  • And thanks to the many alums who help our current students with their career search.

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Bergmark Family Donates $100,000 to TI:GER

The TI:GER program would like to express gratitude to the Bergmark family for their generous donation to the program. Dick Bergmark has funded a TI:GER team for the next two years.

TI:GER Relaunches Website

Click here to check out our newly redesigned website!

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