Chris Ghere is a Senior Technology Portfolio Manager in the Technology Commercialization office at the University of Minnesota. He works to transfer inventions created by faculty out of the University to large businesses, startup companies and nonprofits to get those innovations out to the world.
Chris manages a portfolio of software innovations and runs the University's MNBridge program. The MNBridge program is focused on finding capital to assist inventors/innovations through the early productization phases prior to attracting a business, startup or nonprofit to license a technology.
University of Minnesota, Senior Technology Portfolio Manager, Technology Commercialization
Explore how a powerful philanthropic tool called "Program-Related Investments" (PRIs) is helping more promising, early-stage healthcare technologies get to market. In this session, attendees will (1) get an introduction to PRIs and PRI syndication; (2) learn how the University of Minnesota is using PRIs in technology commercialization, especially in healthcare; (3) dive more deeply into one PRI anchored by Children's Cancer Research Fund to advance a University Osteosarcoma Prognostic Test; and (4) explore the broader potential for PRIs to revolutionize commercialization of rare disease therapies.
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