Southeast Xlerator Network

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 4UT2GM130174-02
Agency Tracking Number: UT2GM130174
Amount: $1,733,747.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: R
Solicitation Number: GM18-001
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-09-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-08-31
Small Business Information
400 W MARKET ST, FL 32, Louisville, KY, 40202-3346
DUNS: 080949252
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 JACQUELINE WILLMOT
 (502) 550-8185
 jackie@xleratehealth.com
Business Contact
 JACQUELINE WILLMOT
Phone: (502) 550-8185
Email: jackie@xleratehealth.com
Research Institution
 UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE
 300 East Market Street, Suite 300
LOUISVILLE, KY, 40202
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The Southeast XLerator Network proposes to create a networked and easily accessible regional technology transfer accelerator hub XLerator Hub or Hub to share best practices disseminate education content and offer products services facilities and other resources connected through both physical and online platforms for innovators and trainees in the Southeast IDeA states Led by XLerateHealth LLC an SBA award winning healthcare focused technology accelerator the Hub will bridge the divide between great ideas and the marketplace by leveraging and connecting existing resources and unique expertise assets across all participating entities in the Southeast IDeA state region fill the gaps that constitute barriers to efficient commercialization among partner institutions and deliver the necessary resources education and business networks to foster and sustain a culture of entrepreneurship across the region This project will address significant disparities and lack of access to resources talent and capital in respective local commercialization ecosystems for biomedical technologies that are pervasive across the Southeast IDeA state region making the rates of technology transfer and commercialization of academic research discoveries in this region suboptimal The Hub objectives core functions are To improve knowledge and understanding by innovators about how technologies are brought to market To improve knowledge and understanding by accelerators and technology transfer offices about the unique commercialization pathways of various biomedical technologies To facilitate access to technology product development and commercialization resources required for early stage technology advancement and later stage product development To help close the gap s in funding a between basic research discoveries and scientific proof of feasibility and b between exhaustion of grant funding and private capital required to generate products and revenues To commercialize new innovation in pharmaceuticals medical devices healthcare IT and electronics and other biomedical technologies through entrepreneurship licensing and partnerships with established companies and additionally commercialize the Hub s platform programs and materials through access by other regions The impact of the Hub will be increased market ready technologies and patents more successful startups and increased biomedical technology acceleration Project Narrative This project will significantly enhance commercialization knowledge increase market ready technologies and patents create more successful startups and as a result accelerate biomedical technology commercialization in the Southeast IDeA region

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