ITIF Webinar: Learn How a Revolutionary Law Will Help Defeat COVID-19

Apr 23, 2020 12:30PM—2:00PM




Did you know that a 40 year old law is responsible for moving new discoveries from the lab bench to reality, creating jobs in the STEM professions and leveraging a federal investment in basic research into significant private investments in applied R&D?  These partnerships are responsible for the rapid advances being made in treating the COVID-19 pandemic.

We hope you can participate in a video webinar sponsored by the Bayh-Dole 40 Coalition and the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation where you can hear from leaders in academia, government, and industry about this exciting field and how partnerships between industry, academia, and federal labs are combating Covid-19.

Speakers will include:

  • Joseph P. Allen: Former staffer to Senator Birch Bayh and Former President National Technology Transfer Center
  • Wendy Commins Holman: CEO and Founder, Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, recently approved by FDA to being clinical trials of a new antiviral in partnership with Emory University.
  • Mark Rohrbaugh: Special Advisor for Technology Transfer, National Institute of Health
  • Jon Soderstrom: Managing Director, University Technology Commercialization and Faculty Innovation, Yale University
  • Stephen Ezell: Vice President, Global Innovation Policy, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

You can register at the following link.

If you have questions please reach out to Merit Schumaker ( ) with Congressman Foster and Nick Bush ( ) with Congressman Stivers.