Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) will sponsor an abridged version of its Venture School program to help University of Iowa faculty innovators determine if a business market exists for their inventions.

This four-week version, called the Faculty Innovator Program, helps faculty develop marketable ideas and accelerate the start-up process. At the conclusion, participants are encouraged to proceed with the regular six-week Venture School program, or with the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps technology commercialization program.

The program will meet from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 15 and 22 and Oct. 6 and 13 at the State Hygienic Laboratory, 2490 Crosspark Rd., Coralville.

The application deadline is Sept. 4 at midnight. Information sessions will be held at 9 a.m. Aug. 18 at the BioVentures Center, 2500 Crosspark Rd., and at 9 a.m. Aug. 31 in Room 2189 Medical Education Research Facility (MERF).