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Best practices to fund, develop and commercialize evidence-based mental health innovation

In this session we discuss key lessons learned for scientists and start-ups to successfully bring to market evidence-based innovative solutions. We will present non-dilutive funding opportunities and commercialization resources offered through the US small business research programs, and a scientist and inventor turned serial entrepreneur wrap-ups the day sharing insights from his previous venture–funded by the NIMH and sold to McKesson–and his current strategy and vision.

  • Chair: Dr. Alison Fenney, Executive Director of the Neurotechnology Industry Organization
  • Dr. Margaret Grabb, SBIR/STTR Program Director at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  • Dr. Rex Jakobovits, Founder of Vivalog Technologies and Experiad

These presentations took place at the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age (December 6-8th, 2016).

The National Institute of Mental Health gives $2M grant to identify factors that make working memory training work (or not)

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Understanding Individual Differences: UC Riverside psychology professor receives $1.9 million grant to study memory training (press release):

“Aaron Seitz, a psychology professor at the University of California, Riverside and the director of the UCR Brain Game Center for mental fitness and wellbeing, and Susanne Jaeggi, an associate professor at the school of education at UC Irvine, have been awarded a $1.9 million grant to study memory training Read the rest of this entry »

Announcement: 12 new world-class Speakers confirmed @ 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 6-8th)

global_conversationWe’re honored to announce 12 new world-class speakers at the upcoming 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age (December 6-8th). More to come…this may well become the most diverse and stimulating brainstorming on the present and future of brain health and enhancement!

We can’t wait to hear from:

  • Alexandra Morehouse, CMO at Banner Health
  • Dr. Corey McCann, CEO of Pear Therapeutics
  • Dr. Gahan Pandina, Senior Director, Venture Leader at Janssen Research & Development
  • Dr. Judson Brewer, Founder & Research Lead of Claritas Mindsciences
  • Dr. Lara Boyd, Director of the Brain Behavior Lab at the University of British Columbia
  • Dr. Margaret Grabb, Chief of SBIR/STTR programs at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  • Dr. Michael Merzenich, Winner of the 2016 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience
  • Nikhil Sri­ra­man, IP Analyst at SharpBrains
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  • Richard Varn, Director of the Center for Advanced Technology and Neuroscience at Educational Testing Service (ETS)
  • Ron Riesenbach, Managing Director of the Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CC-ABHI)
  • Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, Founder and Director, Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Tan Le, CEO of Emotiv

Google gets serious about brain & mental health innovation and hires NIMH Director Tom Insel

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NIH Director’s Statement Regarding Dr. Thomas Insel’s Departure:

“After serving 13 years as Director for the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Thomas R. Insel, M.D., will step down effective November 1, 2015…he is definitely not retiring. He is planning to join the Google Life Sciences Read the rest of this entry »

Non-invasive neurotechnology: What’s next in research and clinical applications

Enjoy these great pre­sen­ta­tions on the future of non-invasive neurotech, deliv­ered at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit and featuring:

  • Dr. Bruce Cuth­bert, Direc­tor of Adult Trans­la­tional Research and Treat­ment Devel­op­ment at the NIMH
  • Charles Fisher, Pres­i­dent of Fisher Wal­lace Laboratories
  • Chair: James Cavuoto, Edi­tor and Pub­lisher at Neu­rotech Reports

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