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NUvention: Networked Body

Applications for Spring 2019 NUvention: Networked Body (ENTREP 495) are OPEN. Click here to applyNUvention: Networked Body (formerly "Wearables" and "Biomaterials") is a pilot class that will focus on how to leverage Lean Startup Principles in the biomaterials space. Students will form small teams around technologies being developed in the Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics at the Simpson Querrey Institute for Bionanotechnology, led by Professor John Rogers. These companies must manage high technical and market risks, deal with complex intellectual property and navigate the culturally diverse worlds of science and business.

Learning will focus on the following areas:

The primary focus of this class involves how to develop and recognize a high potential compound and then pivot from the lab to a private enterprise.

Learning methodology will involve a combination of case studies, lectures, guest speakers, and project work.

NUvention: Wearables is open to all Northwestern students in all schools, including undergrads, graduate, and postdoc students. Class is structured as a survey class; some students may look to form teams which will assess the feasibility of therapeutic innovations in certain areas; others would purely audit the class discussions.

Quarter Time Location
Spring 2019 Thursdays 1-4 PM Garage Workspace, Classroom 1


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