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Training and support for Frontiers investigators is a key goal for Frontiers. The University of Kansas offers a BioTech Startup School (Biotech StartupSchool@KU) each semester that is open to all Frontiers investigators and trainees. The University of Missouri-Kansas City offers a United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) Technology Entrepreneurship Certificate Program as part of the Cardiovascular Outcomes Research program that is available to all Frontiers members. Support infrastructure offers programs at KU innovation and Collaboration including a Swift Startup License and Lunch and Learn Series for investigators, KCSourceLink, and Whiteboard2Boardroom. The Bioscience & Technology Business Center at KU provides space and business assistance to Frontiers startup companies. These resources all help Frontiers clinical research entrepreneurs bring their ideas to viable market and business opportunities.
A specific resource for Frontiers investigators is the nationally known Institute for Advancing Medical Innovation (IAMI) at KU, which focuses on translating laboratory and bedside discoveries into drug, diagnostic and medical device technologies. IAMI’s vision is to change the standard of care for pediatric, adolescent, adult and elderly patients suffering from diseases, including cancer and rare diseases, by bringing solutions to market. Leadership and experience in accomplishing commercialization can be transferred to help Frontiers investigators succeed in their specific areas of interest. With the help of a Frontiers navigator, investigators can gain access to mentorship, business advice and can apply for IAMI-specific pilot funding for promising research.