Navigating Financial Conflict of Interests with MIT Startups

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 9:45am

Building 4, 149
182 MEMORIAL DR (REAR), Cambridge, MA 02139

This seminar is designed to build your financial conflict of interest (fCOI) knowledge base in the context of MIT.

MIT’s sponsored research exceeds $750M annually, with funding received from federal agencies, private foundations, and industry. MIT also has a global reputation for its startup, innovation, and entrepreneurial culture with 30+ startups launched annually in collaboration with the MIT Technology Licensing Office (TLO).

This seminar is designed to build your financial conflict of interest (fCOI) knowledge base by presenting the history and evolution of the financial conflict of interest in research regulations, providing an overview of the COI process at MIT, and outlining the benefits of the collaborative efforts of the COI office and the MIT TLO to enable the entrepreneurial spirit of MIT.

About the Speakers:

Rupinder Grewal: Rupinder has served as MIT’s (first) COI officer for over 8 years, since 2012. Before assuming her current role, she spent 5 years in MIT's Technology Licensing Office working on MTAs, tangible property licensing, and multi-party research collaboration agreements. Prior to joining MIT, she spent over 10 years in research management roles in both academia and industry with a focus on research process development and improvement and implementation of high-throughput genomic platforms.

About the TLO:

Our mission is to move innovations and discoveries from the lab to the marketplace for the benefit of the public and to amplify MIT's global impact. We cultivate an inclusive environment of scientific and entrepreneurial excellence, and bridge connections from MIT's research community to industry and startups, by strategically evaluating, protecting, and licensing technology.

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