About the VMI/PACCM Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program​

Simplify and demystify aspects of commercialization for scientists and investigators at PACCM and VMI

Enable and optimize the commercialization and innovation of investigator discoveries

  • Advisement to investigators in PACCM & VMI with the process of academic commercialization
  • Facilitate interaction with key stakeholders that enable commercialization at the University of Pittsburgh
  • Strategize for innovation/commercialization grants

Innovation Consulting

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Funding Opportunities

Chancellor's Gap Fund

Due Date: 09/24/2021

Eligibility: Pitt Faculty and Trainees
Program Announcement
Program Contact: Peter Allen
Advisement on opportunity

Pitt Innovation Challenge

Due Date: 06/24/2021

Eligibility: Pitt Faculty and Trainees
Program Announcement
Program Contact: Mike Flock
Advisement on opportunity

Pitt Ventures First Gear

NSF I-Corps program that helps shape Pitt inventions originating from University research from early-stage discoveries into products and services that can be taken to market

SBIR STTR Workshop at the University of Pittsburgh

Webinar on SBIR/STTR Program given at the University of Pittsburgh in 2019

Program Leadership

Director: Jason J Rose, MD, MBA

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine and Bioengineering​
  • Research focus inhaltional toxins and drug development​
  • Co-founder of two life science startups​
  • Co-inventor on multiple patents, patent applications and invention disclosures​
  • Co-PI on Phase I/II Fast Track STTR Grant from NIH to Pitt and Globin Solutions​

Administrator: Annie Watson

  • Clinical Research Coordinator, Chan Lab​
  • Experience in bench research and genetics​
  • Completed MPH from University of Pittsburgh​
  • Works on development of novel therapies for pulmonary hypertension​
  • Translational clinical trials​