Deadline: December 3, 2021 
C. William Hall Scholarship Deadline

The scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior undergraduate pursuing a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering or a related discipline. A completed application with all required documents must be submitted by December 3, 2021 to be considered for the 2022 Scholarship. The Education and Professional Development Committee will review the applications and announce the recipient by January 14, 2022.

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December 6-7, 2021 | VIRTUAL
DOCTRC Retreat

Please save the dates for the second annual DOCTRC retreat. More information coming soon!



DEcember 8, 2021 | Virtual Event, 11:30 am – 12:30 PM 
Bench2Market Talks | IP Strategy

Join us on December 8, 2021 for a discussion about patentability, freedom to operate, prior art and patent strategies.



DEcember 8, 2021 | Virtual Event, 12:00 Pm – 1:00 PM 
AAAS Webinar | Enabling the Transition Between Research and Clinical Medicine in Oncology

The translation of bench research into the clinical environment has accelerated significantly in recent years, and the need for clinically validated workflows has never been stronger. This webinar takes a closer look at this need, particularly in the oncology space, and discusses what the future for workflow validation might be. The considerable knowledge built up over years—and especially during the recent COVID-19 pandemic—is relevant to many disease states and can be applied universally, ensuring that globally standardized, scalable technologies can realize their full clinical potential.



DEcember 9, 2021 | Virtual Event, 12:00 Pm – 1:30 PM ET
ABCs of the SBIR/STTR Programs 

Find out how these two programs can provide a source of R&D funding between the initial development of your innovative idea and proof that it has potential in the marketplace. They’ll cover SBIR/STTR eligibility requirements, participating agencies, the differences between SBIR and STTR and more!



December 9, 2021 | Application due October 31, 2021
5th Osteology Case Competition

Submit your most outstanding Soft Tissue Thickening case now until Sunday, 31 October 2021 on THE BOX. The authors of three cases selected by the jury will be invited to present their case in a webinar on December 9, 2021 where an expert panel consisting of Mariano Sanz and Daniel Thoma will select the overall winner.

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DEcember 15, 2021 | Virtual Event, 10:00 Am – 3:30 PM ET
DOD Proposal Development 

This Department of Defense-focused workshop provides detailed instruction on preparing a proposal to meet the requirements of the DOD, including both technical and commercialization plans, and navigating the submission process. Presented by former DOD contract officer and SBIR/STTR commercialization expert, Monique Branham.



January 8-10, 2022 | honolulu, HAWAII (Abstract due september 1, 2021)
Joint Symposium: Society for Biomaterials + Japan Society for Biomaterials

The Society For Biomaterials (US) and the Japanese Society for Biomaterials are hosting a Joint Symposium January 8-10, 2022, in Honolulu, Hawaii at the Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel. This symposium is highlighting the seminal work of four pioneers in the biomaterials field!



January 13, 2022 | virtual event, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Bench2Market Talks | FDA Regulatory Strategy

Join on January 13, 2022 for a discussion about regulatory pathways, options and timing.



February 4-8, 2022 | tampa, fLORIDA (Abstract Due August 30, 2021)
Orthopedic Research Society 2022 Annual Meeting

The ORS Annual Meeting is taking place February 4-8, 2022 in Tampa, Florida. The focus of this years meeting is accelerating musculoskeletal discovery.



february 16, 2022 | virtual event, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Bench2Market Talks | CMS & Reimbursement Codes

Join on February 16, 2022 for a discussion on insurance payment strategies for new products.



February 20-25, 2022 | Oxnard, California (Abstract due january 23, 2022)
Gordon Research Conference on Craniofacial Morphogenesis & Tissue Regeneration 

The scientific program hosted in Oxnard, CA will feature a wide range of topics to highlight how interdisciplinary research has enabled us to push boundaries in our understanding of craniofacial research, including talks investigating the physics and mechanics of craniofacial development and regeneration.



march 16, 2022 | virtual event, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Bench2Market Talks | Go to Market Strategy

Join on March 16, 2022 for a how-to guide for milestone creations.



March 23-26, 2022 | Atlanta, Georgia (Abstract Due October 18, 2021)
AADOCR Annual Meeting

Make plans to present your research and attend the 2022 AADOCR/CADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Atlanta, Ga.



april 14, 2022 | virtual event, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Bench2Market Talks | Contract Law & Licensing Strategy

Join on April 14, 2022 for a  discussion about legal considerations for technology commercialization.



april 27-30, 2022 | baltimore, maryland (Abstract Due October 25, 2021)
Society for Biomaterials: Annual Meeting & Exposition

The Society For Biomaterials is excited to host the 2022 Annual Meeting at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront April 27-30, 2022 in Baltimore, MD. In keeping with the history of our host city, the theme for the SFB 2022 Annual Meeting is “The Perilous Fight to Translate Innovative Research to Commercial Viability“. This years program is focused on ideas that involve breakthroughs in biomaterials science, translation of basic research to clinical application, next generation medical devices, and content that explores standards development, regulatory issues and commercial realities.



may 18, 2022 | virtual event, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Bench2Market Talks | Investment and Dilution

Join on April 14, 2022 for a  discussion about business strategies for equity negotiation.



june 1, 2022 | virtual event, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Bench2Market Talks | Med-Tech Funder Perspective

Join on April 14, 2022 for a  discussion about what savvy med-tech VC’s care about.




application due november 30, 2021 

IMPACT is a 12-week accelerator program that uses a unique 1:1 approach and is created to connect startups with resources needed for commercialization. Selected companies will have the opportunity to engage with sponsors specialized research calls to help advance their business.



november 22, 2021 | Virtual Event, 9:00 Am – 11:00 AM ET
USC/UCLA Cell Therapy Program Seminar: “Delivering on the Promise of Cell & Gene Therapy”

Part of the USC/CHLA Cell Therapy Program Seminar Series, speaker is:

  • James (Jay) Bradner, M.D. – President of the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR)

Learn more about:

  • The innovation of first CART cell therapy, and the outlook for stem-progenitor cell therapy in hematology.
  • The design principles for AAV gene therapy, and learnings from Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Biological engineering strategies to overcome challenges with next-generation Cell & Gene Therapy



november 19, 2021 | Virtual Event, 9:00 Am – 11:00 AM ET
Commercialization Planning for SBIR/STTR Stage Companies 

Commercialization and transition plans can be a key differentiator in the SBIR/STTR programs, it is important to know what the agencies are looking for and how to go about developing a good plan.  This session will review the requirements and guide you through where to start, what to include, and how to show your best self.



november 17, 2021 | Virtual Event, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Bench2Market Talks | Tales From the Trenches Panel

Join on November 17th for a panel discussion with Emory University and Georgia Tech faculty sharing their commercialization journey. Learn about their experiences and hurdles to bring their innovations out of academia and into the marketplace.



november 16, 2021 | Virtual Event
Mintz | M2D2: Barracuda Bowl

An impressive lineup of innovative medtech entrepreneurs will face tough questions from a panel of investors regarding their technologies, current stage of development, and financial projections. This event is a great opportunity to connect with healthcare entrepreneurs and industry-leading investors from the Boston area.



november 16, 2021 | Virtual Event, 12:00 Pm – 1:30 PM ET
DOD Rebranded Components

Join a DOD expert in this virtual training and learn the goals and initiatives of DOD’s rebranded components. They’ll review DOD’s mission and provide an overview of all DOD components. AFWERX, SPARTN, SOFWERX, xTechsearch, etc… all have different focus, eligibility requirements and solicitation deadlines. Learn which ones participate in the SBIR/STTR programs, How the components differ and How to find open BAA’s and deadlines.



november 15-19, 2021 | MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands
TERMIS – 6th World Congress 2021

The general theme of the congress is “Biologically inspired technology driven regenerative medicine”, which is fully reflected in the 9 parallel thematic sessions to which you can submit abstracts for oral and poster presentation. The congress program also consists of a number of special sessions, including national societies sessions, SYIS sessions, industrial sessions, clinical sessions, European Project sessions, lunch workshops, and our usual business plan competition. Current in-person registration is halted – please see link below for more information.



november 10, 2021 | Virtual Event, 11:30 Am – 1:00 PM ET
Developing the Regenerative Medicine Workforce

Join the discussion as key leaders in the field talk about the skill needs and gaps in regenerative medicine and their implications for practice and policy. This was THE hot topic for the 2021 Virtual World Stem Cell Summit in June.



november 10, 2021 | Virtual Event, 9:00 Am – 3:00 PM ET
NIST-NIDCR Virtual Workshop: “Predictive Alternative Methods for Assessing Biocompatibility of Dental Materials

This workshop will convene key stakeholders from academia, NIH, NIST and FDA to discuss major challenges in the biocompatibility assessment of new dental restorative materials during early stages of product development, explore potential solutions to overcome limitations in predictive preclinical testing and establish opportunities for collaboration in this domain. Please direct any questions to Elijah Petersen at



november 10, 2021 | Virtual Event, 12:00 Pm – 1:30 PM ET
ABCs of the SBIR/STTR Programs

Find out if your technology company is eligible for non-dilutive (FREE) federal funding through the government’s SBIR/STTR program. Join for this webinar covering SBIR/STTR program basics including program purpose; eligibility; and sources of funding.



november 9, 2021 | Virtual Event, 8:00 am ET
Osteo Science Foundation: Live Webinar Series 

Pamela C. Yelick, PhD & Luiz E. Bertassoni, DDS, PhD host a live webinar regarding Advances in Translation Dentistry: New Strategies for Dental Tissue Regeneration.



november 4-7, 2021 | Miami Beach, Florida
American Academy of Periodontology 107th Annual Meeting

Join periodontal professionals from around the globe to network with the best and the brightest in the field of periodontology in Miami Beach, FL from November 4-7, 2021.



November 2-3, 2021
Understanding the Role of the Immune System in Improving Tissue Regeneration: A Workshop

The Forum on Regenerative Medicine will host a two-day workshop to explore potential promising approaches to modulate the immune system and/or the regenerative medicine product for improving the clinical outcomes of tissue repair and regeneration in patients. Discussions at the workshop may explore the current state of knowledge about immune tolerance mechanisms and lessons learned from other areas of research; advances in engineering of allogeneic donor cells for acceptance by the host’s immune system; effects of aging and other factors on the local environment, endogenous repair, and wound healing; modulating the host immune system to create a pro-regenerative environment; and developing tools and preclinical models for monitoring and optimizing the host’s pro-regenerative environment.



Applications due november 1, 2021
Apply for BII & Science Prize for Innovation 

Behind every life-changing solution is an entrepreneurial scientist. A creative mind who proved an idea in the lab and dared to carry it out in the world. To encourage more scientists to translate their research, BioInnovation Institute (BII) & Science present a new annual award. The three winners will have their essays published in Science magazine and will be invited into BII’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. In addition, the Grand Prize winner will receive a prize of USD 25,000 and each runner-up will receive USD 10,000 at a grand award show celebration in Copenhagen, Denmark.


october 29, 2021 | 12:00-1:00 PM (Pacific) 
USC/CHLA Cell Therapy Program Seminar Series

Join us for a dialogue regarding “The Clinical Translation of Cell and Gene Therapies: Q&A” following a presentation by Mohamed Abou-el-Enein, MD, PhD, MSPH and Magdi Elsallab, MD.



october 27, 2021 | 11:30 AM Eastern
Bench2Market Talk

This talk will cover Translational Funding Opportunities and will include a panel of funders who will discuss their available resources for innovators and highlight what technology types and development stages are most appropriate for their funding opportunities.



october 26, 2021 | 3:00 PM Eastern

First DOCTRC Innovator Networking Series

Join us for the very first DOCTRC Innovator Networking Series on Oct 26, 2021, 3PM Eastern

  • Jan A. Nolta, PhD (Director, Stem Cell Program and Gene Therapy Center Scientific Director, UC Davis GMP Facility Institute for Regenerative Cures UC Davis Health)
  • James J. Kovach MD, JD (Chief Innovation Officer, Aggie Square Director, Translational Entrepreneurship & Industry Research Alliances UC Davis Health)



october 5, 12, 19, 26, 2021 | virtual workshop
SFB & MRS Virtual Workshop Series

The Materials Research Society (MRS) and the Society For Biomaterials (SFB) are excited to announce a new collaboration in delivering education to their members.

SFB & MRS will present a new webinar each Tuesday in October at 11:00 am ET. 



october 21, 2021 | 3:00 – 4:30 pm 
Forsyth: Monthly Seminar Series 

Timothy Cote MD MPH is the newly-arrived Entrepreneur-in-residence at the Forsyth Institute, based in Cambridge MA. He will be hosting a monthly en vivo cum en silico seminar series to discuss topics in orphan drug development with an emphasis on regulatory affairs in the US and Europe. With more than 15 years of experience in the field, Dr. Cote was previously the Director of FDA’s Office of Orphan Products Development. In that capacity he personally signed 1,400 orphan drug designation decisions and saw 140 orphan drugs go to full marketing authorization.



october 18-19, 2021 | Virtual Meeting
SCGDB Annual Meeting

The Society for Craniofacial Genetics & Developmental Biology annual meeting will be held virtually on October 18-19, 2021. See for details.



Applications due october 15, 2021
BI Innovation Fellowship 

The Biointerfaces Institute is seeking applications for an inaugural cohort of BI Innovation Fellows. The Innovation Fellowship is a full-time position for up to two years at a competitive $60,000 salary with full benefits. The program offers a unique opportunity for Fellows to be embedded within the BI research and translational ecosystem to explore research commercialization



october 13, 2021 | 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
2021 Unpitch Bio + Medtech

Unpitch is a near-decade old series bringing early stage founders together for personal meetings with senior VCs. Past participating investors have come from firms like Atlas, F-Prime, JJDC, Third Rock, Abingworth, Polaris, Vida Ventures, and many others. Unpitch BIO + MEDTECH is open to any early-stage founders who are developing cutting edge technologies in the life sciences or medtech space. Because we are keeping the event virtual again this year, we are welcoming applications from New England and beyond.



october 12, 2021 | 8:00 PM Eastern
Osteo Science Foundation: Live Webinar

Register now for a webinar presented by John R. Zuniga, DMD, MS, PhD, with a live Q&A at 8:00 PM Eastern. The webinar topic is regarding advances in peripheral nerve repair and regeneration!



october 6-9, 2021 | orlando, florida
2021 BMES Annual Meeting

Mark your calendars for October 6-9, 2021, so you can join the 2021 BMES Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL at the Orlando World Center Marriott— in-person or virtually. We have so much in store for you to get excited about, but it all starts with science. That’s why we want our members, the best and brightest in the BME field, to shine at our annual meeting. This years meeting theme is, “Magical Healthcare Innovation Powered by an Inclusive Workforce.”



october 1-8, 2021 | virtual & In PErson

Ann Arbor SPARK’s a2Tech360 is a week of events celebrating Ann Arbor’s spirit of innovation through experiences, conversations, and connections that strengthen and expand the region’s vibrant ecosystem. The events are tailored to a variety of interests and audiences, including entrepreneurs, researchers, investors, businesses, academic institutions, non-profits, job seekers, and the general public.



october 1-4, 2021 | san diego, california
ASMBR 2021 Annual Meeting

ASBMR 2021 Annual Meeting will be held as an in-person event at the San Diego Convention Center from October 1-4, with the ability to experience the meeting virtually, in real time. Connect with more than 3,000 scientists from around the world for a program packed with cutting-edge research in the bone, mineral and musculoskeletal field. ASBMR is committed to providing the ability for ALL presenters to share their science with the bone, mineral and musculoskeletal community whether you can present in-person OR virtually.



September 21-24, 2021 
Get To Market True Quality Summit Series

No matter where you’re at in the process, there’s a lot to plan to successfully get your device in the hands of end users and to maintain regulatory compliance across global markets. That’s why we’re bringing you the Get to Market True Quality Summit Series. From napkin drawing to product launch, industry experts at this event will help guide you through processes, considerations, and regulations to make sure you’re equipped with the knowledge and tips to bring your device to market (and stay there).



September 23, 2021 | 12:00 PM – 5:00 pm
Forsyth dentech 2021

The selected presenters will have the stage to showcase their exciting new technology or pitch their business proposals for funding support. Join top executives from major dental companies including Colgate, Johnson & Johnson, Henry Schein and more representing professional or consumer dental products, insurance, government, academia and other sectors. Start-up companies with licensed technologies in the areas of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, probiotic nutraceuticals, AI-based software and dental consumer products have applied to present. Space is limited—register now to secure your spot for either in person or Zoom.



September 14, 2021 | 9:00 AM 

September 16, 2021 | 5:00 PM
SBIR/STTR Training Event

This FREE virtual SBIR/STTR training event will feature program managers from across several agencies. Program officers will provide a 30-minute overview of the agency’s mission and tips for creating a successful proposal. Attendees will have time for Q&A and the opportunity to sign-up for one-on-one’s with agency officers.



July 23, 2021 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 pm
IADR Symposium

The 99th General Session of the IADR, the 50th Meeting of the AADR and the 45th Meeting of the CADR took place on July 21-24, 2021 as a virtual experience.



June 14-15, 2021 | VIrtual event
MPWRM Retreat

This year’s event focused on the topic of Successful Clinical Translation of Innovations to Product Adoption in the Oral Regenerative Market. Following welcome remarks by the director of NIDCR and Resource Center updates, keynote presentations by Drs. William Giannobile (Dean & Professor, Harvard University, School of Dental Medicine) and Michael McGuire (Founder & Chairman, The McGuire Institute), highlighted the power of collaboration between academic and practice-based research networks for success in clinical trials.  Subsequent discussion by a panel of experts on commercialization – leaders in major dental companies and experienced entrepreneurs in this space – touched on other critical success factors for the translation of oral regenerative technologies to the marketplace, including regulatory considerations, financing, licensing and acquisitions, product launch, and building a successful company.



June 7-8, 2021
9:00 AM – 1:30 pm
C-DOCTOR Retreat
The C-DOCTOR 2021 Summer Retreat took place June 7-8 and included presentations by ITP teams in stages 2 and 3, with a question and answer session following each. Keynote address was provided by Stephen Badylak, DVM, PhD, MD (University of Pittsburgh) regarding “An acellular approach to functional craniofacial reconstruction”. C-DOCTOR is led by clinician-scientists from Northern and Southern California with a strong track record of innovation and collaboration in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.