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Catalyze Commercialization Conference

February 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:15 pm

Each year, CMI hosts CATALYZE, a conference featuring seminars on the wide array of resources available through NC State’s Office of Research Commercialization, as well as talks by faculty entrepreneurs and successful entrepreneurs in the biomedical field from around the Triangle and the country.

CATALYZE is a commercialization conference to spark ideas and team formation for commercialization at the earliest stage. Commercialization begins with good ideas and a small team that dreams big. CMI is committed to provide the resources and networking to launch such teams towards success.

Thursday, February 29, 2024, 9:00 a.m.- 4:15 p.m. at Duke Energy Hall


  • An entrepreneurial competition where teams pitch their ideas for new startup formation.
  • Teams can be 2-5 people and should be composed of graduate students and/or postdocs with science and business expertise.
  • Teams will pitch the ideas at the conference and the winning teams will receive significant awards to further explore their ideas. See below for more details.
  • Networking & Career Fair with Local NC State Biotechnology Startups!

Visit this link to learn more and RSVP!


February 29
9:00 am - 4:15 pm