SIBER 2017 will be held in the Tinkham Veale University Center, 11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, OH 44106, on the campus of Case Western Reserve University.

You receive this mail because of your interest in bioentrepreneurship and the way universities best educate young talent for its special challenges. This mail is about your possibility to meet an international audience with a passion for the same interest at an upcoming conference at Case Western Reserve University.

The Society for International Bioentrepreneurship Education and Research – SIBER – is emerging as an important forum for developing this academic training and research. This field covers a unique and important set of issues that are not addressed in main stream university education for entrepreneurship. Documents on the website below explains how.

SIBER will hold its 6th annual conference at Case Western Reserve University on 9-10 of June 2017. It will give you the opportunity to meet the international community sharing SIBER’s agenda and to be part of shaping the future for this important field.


You will find the entry to registration at:

Accommodation and Directions to SIBER 2017

SIBER 2017 will be held in the Tinkham Veale University Center, 11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, OH 44106, on the campus of Case Western Reserve University.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Courtyard by Marriott on the University campus at $159/night (plus tax at 16.9%), which will be held until the end of April. The hotel is about 200 yards from the conference venue.

University Circle can be accessed directly from the airport by the RTA red line (fare $2.50) exiting at the Little Italy University Circle stop. The rail stop, hotel and Veale Center are marked by an arrow on the map.

Parking is available at the hotel or in an underground parking garage adjacent to the conference venue.



The program is flexible and we invite contributions for the various sessions outlined in the provisional schedule

Please share this email with your network of educators, entrepreneurs and managers with an interest in this conference.

Looking forward to seeing you at the 2017 SIBER Conference at CWRU




Chris Cullis


President of SIBER



JUNE 9-10 2017


Friday June 9, 2017

12:00 – 2:00      Registration and lunch

2:00 – 3:00       Review of salient features of current programs

3:00 – 4:00   Introduction of new programs

  1. Giordano – Temple University
  2. Jankowski – Fusion Program at CWRU
  3. Gerson – Regenerative Medicine and Entrepreneurship

Kerry Loomis – Institute for Innovation in Biotechnology

4:00 – 5:00           Panel discussion about how SIBER can be a catalyst in increasing/coordinating these programs

Barriers to initiating and continuing programs in BioE

5:00          Welcome reception

Saturday June 10, 2017

8:30 – 9:00           Continental breakfast

9:00 – 10:00         Past students view of how program worked for them

10:00 – 10:30                  Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:00      Employers of interns and graduates view of preparation of the program for their needs


      Tech transfer offices

      Start-up companies


12:00 – 1:00                     Lunch

1:00 – 2:00           Placements of students in real world situations

       Wallace Bridge  – Chair


Different models presented – internships, practicum or placement.

Paid/unpaid/academic credit for these experiences


Mechanisms for placing interns and/or practicums

                                    Contributions requested.

2:00 – 3:00           Place of business plan competitions

                              What is the benefit of these?

                              SIBER coordinated of international collaborative

                              Outcomes – Working group to investigate

3:00 – 3:30                       Coffee

3:30 – 4:30           Models of cooperation and coordination between programs

                              Connecting alumni to other programs

                              Student collaboration – nominate from each program

                              Hopkins biotech network –

      Standard student member – a student committee to run website.

4:30 – 5:00           Wrap and passing the gavel


5:00 – 6:30           Closing reception







If you have any questions about the conference, please feel free to contact us:


Scientific matters:

Christopher Cullis

Francis Hobart Herrick Professor of Biology

President, SIBER

Case Western Reserve University

Phone: 1 216 368 5110



Practical matters:

Julia Brown

Graduate Coordinator

Department of Biology


Phone: 1 216 368 3556