WED, MAY 9, 2018, 8:15AM-5PM

A day-long event highlighting entrepreneurial Yale faculty and students and the investable innovations coming out of Yale labs.




  • Two Tracks – Biotech and Tech
    • Biotech – Drug discovery and biological therapeutics
    • Tech – Physical and computer sciences, engineering, software and services
  • Biotech and Tech Pitch Competitions with top prizes of $5,000
  • Huge electronic poster display with prizes
  • Showcase of finalists for the Blavatnik Fund for Innovation at Yale
    • The Blavatnik Fund is designed to bridge the gap between life sciences research and business and to accelerate the commercialization of groundbreaking, investigator-initiated discoveries. All the 2018 Blavatnik finalists will present their innovations at the event and the winners — receiving grants of up to $300,000 — will be announced at the end of the day.
  • Networking with leading investors
  • Includes continental breakfast (Evans Hall Courtyard, 7:15-8:15 am), lunch, and Post-Event Reception with food and drink (across the street at Yale Peabody Museum, 5-7:30 pm) sponsored by Wiggin and Dana

Additional Opportunity Available All Day

Dr. Greg Evans from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will be attending the Yale Innovation Summit and will be available throughout the conference to meet individually with any Yale faculty or investors interested in learning about or seeking SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) or STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer Research) funding from the National Cancer Institute. Greg will be available to discuss 4 core SBIR award mechanisms for very early stage to late-stage oncology product development efforts, including a private sector matching fund program for late-stage products that offers up to $4 Million from NCI, plus the match. All oncology product types are welcome. Greg will be available to discuss optimal research scope and strategies to build competitive funding applications for the NCI small business programs, to support bringing new cancer science to the market. University faculty entrepreneurs and investors are welcome. NCI SBIR/STTR Program background. If interested in meeting with Greg, please contact him directly at or 240-276-5245.

2017 HIGHLIGHTS: 600 attendees | 35+ VC Firms | $1.6M in Grants & Prizes

The event is held at Yale School of Management (165 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT) and is presented by the Yale Office of Cooperative Research.