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2020 Technology Showcase


Virtual Event, September 9, 2020

Event Overview:

The 2020 Technology Showcase is going virtual! Reserve the afternoon of September 9th on your calendar for the 2020 Technology Showcase. The 4th annual event will highlight technologies being developed at the NCI and Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) to encourage technology licensing and collaborations, startup company formation and the translation of NCI discoveries into solutions to benefit patients. 

  • Free, half-day virtual event
  • Hear from NCI and FNLCR inventors about technologies primed for technology commercialization and/or collaboration; great opportunity for companies of all sizes including startups and biotech stakeholders
  • Panel sessions focused on technology commercialization
  • Virtual poster session highlighting NCI technologies available for collaborative development and/or licensing presented by the NCI Technology Transfer Ambassadors Program


Wednesday, September 9, 2020



Keynote Presenter:

Chris McDonald, Vice President of Manufacturing, Kite Pharma

Technology Session Presenters:

Genoveffa Franchini, M.D., Senior Investigator, NCI Center for Cancer Research (CCR), Vaccine Branch
Udo Rudloff, M.D., Ph.D., Investigator, NCI CCR Pediatric Oncology Branch
Stephan Stern, Ph.D., DABT, Laboratory Co-Director, Director of Research and Development, NCI Nanocharacterization Laboratory
Technologies and additional presenters to be posted as confirmed.

Panel Sessions:

Panel 1: How to Attract Investors and Funding for Your Company

Moderator: Elizabeth Cho-Fertikh, Ph.D. Co-Founder, MEDA Angels, Founder, ECF Biosolutions

Panel 2: Partnering with the NCI and FNL to Advance Innovation to Benefit your Pipeline and Your Bottom-line

Moderator: Vladimir Popov, Ph.D., Director, FNL Partnership Development Office

  • Kathleen Carroll, Ph.D., Associate Director, NCI TTC
  • Serguei Kozlov, Ph.D., MBA, Team Leader, NCI CCR, Center for Advanced Preclinical Research: Preclinical Technology and Optimization
  • TBD
Panel 3: Non-dilutive Funding Sources for Startups  

Moderator: Heather Gramm, CEcD, Senior Director, Strategic Industries and Entrepreneurship, Maryland Department of Commerce

  • Christie Caneria, Ph.D. , Program Director, NCI SBIR
  • Javeed Froozan, VP Research and Business Development and Strategic Alliances, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • TBD
Panel 4: Leveraging Incubators and Accelerators to Speed Tech Licensing and Commercialization

Moderator: Kathie Callahan Brady, CEO, Frederick Innovative Technology Center Inc. (FITCI)

Panelists TBD

Technology Transfer Ambassadors Program (TTAP)

Lightning Technology Pitch followed by Virtual Poster Session

Posters prepared by TTAP Ambassadors will highlight technologies available for licensing and/or commercialization. Presenters and technologies to be posted when confirmed.


Wednesday, July 1, 2020