Program Overview

Take part in an immersive seven module training experience to gain valuable understanding of the entire industrial bioscience landscape; from the discovery of an idea, navigating the legal and regulatory process, all the way through moving a product into the marketplace or clinic – while surrounded by industry professionals.

Lessons are taught within regional companies and feature executives and staff that provide participants with a deeper understanding of basic business concepts, strategies for thinking entrepreneurially, economic framework that drives the private sector, and more. 

Sessions will be delivered one to two times a month. The curriculum will incorporate active learning strategies, group work, and pre-readings to maximize comprehension and retention of concepts. Learn more.

The 2021 pilot is open to PhD students and Master’s students enrolled in the bioscience related graduate programs.
Participation Eligibility: 
Those selected should plan to be available on the below dates and times for program sessions. Dates and times are dependent on participating companies and are not final. We will work with participants if dates change after applicants are selected. While most sessions are currently scheduled to be in-person, necessary safety adjustments will be made depending on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 30, 10a-1p, Kansas State Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
May 28, 10a-1p, Hovey Williams LLP, Overland Park, Kansas
June 25, 10a-1p, KCAS Bioanalytical & Biomarker Services, Shawnee, Kansas
July 23, 9a-12p, Likarda (virtual session), Kansas City, Missouri
July 23, 1p-4p, Bioscience and Technology Business Center, Lawrence, Kansas
August 5, 10a-1p, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Topeka, Kansas
August 6, 10a-1p, Merck Animal Health, DeSoto, Kansas

The committee will evaluate each application and consider the following criteria for selecting awardees:
  • Applicant is a PhD or Master’s student in the biological sciences
  • Applicant must be living in Kansas or the Kansas City metro
  • Alignment of career interests with program goals
  • Communicated interest in the program
  • Ability to participate
Deadline to apply: November 23

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