Innovation begins at the Bench to Bedside Workshops

Bench to Bedside hosts several workshops throughout the year to help match your ideas with the very best resources. We’ll provide the resources to help you showcase your best work so you can win funding to launch your company and take the product to market.


Milestone Workshop #1: Articulate the Opportunity
Thursday, October 25 
Center for Medical Innovation, 5:30-7:30 PM

Learn how to effectively communicate your problem statement, the market and customer needs, and how to properly size your target market.


Milestone Workshop #2: Define the Offering
Wednesday, November 7
Center for Medical Innovation, 5:30-7:30 PM

Learn how to translate your customer’s needs into product requirements, best practices for concept selection, as well as how to develop a unique value proposition and conduct a prior art (patent) search.


Milestone Workshop #3: IP and Regulatory Review
Thursday, January 17
Center for Medical Innovation, 5:30-7:30 PM

Gain insight in to the various patent types and how they can protect your intellectual property. Learn about US FDA device classification guidelines and how to determine what standards apply to your product; also learn about potential paths to market given the current global regulatory environment.


Saturday Milestone Review Workshop
Saturday, January 19
Center for Medical Innovation, 10:00am-4:00 PM

Learn how to properly assess the competitor landscape. Gain knowledge about the key elements that make up a successful product launch strategy.

Milestone Workshop #4: Go-To-Market Planning
Tuesday, February 12
Center for Medical Innovation, 5:30-7:30 PM

Learn how to properly assess the competitor landscape. Gain knowledge about the key elements that make up a successful product launch strategy.


Pre-Comp Workshop I – Video
Wednesday, February 27
Center for Medical Innovation, 5:30-7:30 PM

Being able to pitch your idea in a succinct but meaningful manner is crucial in order to attract investors and key opinion leaders. In this workshop, students will learn how to construct a 3-minute video pitch for their medical innovation.


Pre-Comp Workshop II – Packet & Poster
Wednesday, March 6
Center for Medical Innovation, 5:30-7:30 PM

Bench to Bedside leadership will detail what is expected for the posters and competition packet for competition night. Tips and advice will be given for the market analysis, business plan, design specifications, regulatory strategy and intellectual property sections of the competition packet. This will be an interactive workshop aimed to help students finalize their competition packet and answer any final questions students may have about the competition packet, poster, or competition night.


What Now? Workshop
Tuesday, April 16
Center for Medical Innovation, 5:30-7:30 PM

This workshop highlights the next steps for student teams who wish to take their innovation to the next level. Teams will learn how to form a company and protect intellectual property. Additionally, instructions on how to use Bench to Bedside prize money and acquire additional funding from investors and other outside sources will be explained.

 

2018-2019 B2B Events & Workshops

Date

Title

Place

01.17

Milestone Workshop #3

CMI

02.12

Milestone Workshop #4

CMI

02.27

Pre-Comp Workshop #1
Pitch Video

CMI

03.05

Pre-Comp Workshop #2
Packet and Poster

CMI

04.08

COMPETITION NIGHT

Utah State Capitol
6-9pm

04.16

What Now? Workshop

CMI

Events & Workshops from
5:30-7:30pm
unless otherwise noted