Ask the Expert: adVentures in Innovation


The CCTSI, in collaboration with Venture Partners at CU Boulder, CSU Ventures, Colorado State University, and the CU Anschutz NIH funded Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hubs (REACH) grant is launching a new initiative as part of its Innovation Ecosystem program: Ask the Expert.

Ask the Expert is a lunchtime series aimed at biomedical researchers and academics who are interested in entrepreneurship, device and technology development and innovation. Every month, academics and innovators will engage in a lively and provocative interview with an expert, followed by a Q&A session.

The series will take place on Zoom.

For the January Ask the Expert, the CCTSI is proud to present Dr. Ruth Shuman, program director of I-Corps at the National Science Foundation. The event is a collaboration with CU Ventures and is part of CU Boulder's SBIR Week.

Dr. Shuman will discuss I-Corps at NSF, the NIH SBIR/STTR Program and much more on Monday, January 11, 2021 from noon to 1:00 pm.

Ruth Shuman, PhD

I-Corps Program Director, National Science Foundation

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Ruth Shuman joined the National Science Foundation (NSF) in August 2009 as a SBIR/STTR Program Director. Before coming to NSF, she was the founder, president and CEO of a successful venture-backed life science company, Gentra Systems, Inc., that developed, manufactured and sold products for genetic testing and research to clinical and research laboratories worldwide.

Following Gentra’s acquisition, she held various consulting/advisory positions with startup companies and was CEO-In-Residence for Life Science with the University of Minnesota’s Venture Center, evaluating the business potential of University-developed technology. She began her career as a faculty member at North Carolina State University and was a pioneer in the development of gene transfer and genetic engineering technology. Ruth holds a PhD from the University of Minnesota in the area of Genetics and Cell Biology.

Ask the Expert is a CCTSI collaboration with Venture Partners at CU Boulder, CSU Ventures and NIH REACH at CU Anschutz.

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Cathy Bodine, PhD
Innovation Ecosystem Core
303-315-1281