Skandalaris Center Breakfast & Panel Discussion

February 20, 2018
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Farrell LTC Hearth and 302 (Medical Campus)

“The Path to SBIR/STTR Funding: Successes, Reviewers, & Resources” 

Hosted by The Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Breakfast and coffee will be served, beginning at 8 a.m. at the 2nd floor Hearth area.
Panel begins with opening remarks from Provost Holden Thorp at 8:30 a.m., FLTC Room 302.


Reviewers of SBIR/STTR grants to give tips for improving a grant:

  • Sasa Mutic, Professor of Radiation Oncology; Vice-Chair, Medical Physics and Clinical Strategy; and Division Director of Physics
  • Dr. Farshid Guilak, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Director of Research for The Shriners Hospitals for Children – St. Louis, and Co-Director of the Center of Regenerative Medicine

Successful applicants to share about applying for & managing SBIR/STTRs:

  • Jennifer Silva, Director, Pediatric EP; Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Biomedical Engineering; Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship
  • Vijay Ramani, Roma B. and Raymond H. Wittcoff Distinguished University Professor of Environment and Energy; Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship

St. Louis resources available to answer questions:

  • Harry Arader, MBA, Director of Entrepreneur Development, BioSTL
  • Victoria Swamidass, MBA, Founder & CEO, PlatformSTL

Moderated by Ralph Quatrano, PhD, Spencer T. Olin Emeritus Professor of Biology; Special Assistant to the Provost; Interim Director of the Skandalaris Center

Questions? Contact Victoria Swamidass at