JHU to host two town hall meetings to discuss recent innovation report

Earlier this month, members of the Johns Hopkins University community received an email message from the co-chairs of a committee formed to consider areas of opportunity for entrepreneurship and licensing and, in particular, to identify options for a new physical space to serve as a hub for innovation activity.

In their message, Jennifer Elisseeff, professor at the Wilmer Eye Institute, and Drew Pardoll, professor of oncology
 at the School of Medicine, shared a draft report of the committee's recommendations and invited feedback.

"This report is a work in progress, one we will continue to develop in the coming weeks with ongoing input from the community," they wrote in the April 11 message.

This week, the university will conduct two town hall meetings to give members of the JHU community a chance to give their input in person:

  • Homewood, 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, in B17 Hackerman
  • East Baltimore, 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Friday, May 2, in Zayed Auditorium (room 2119A)

Thursday's event on the Homewood campus will be shown live on the Johns Hopkins Ustream channel, and viewers can submit feedback online during the broadcast.

Additionally, you can email your comments to innovationhub@jhu.edu by May 7.

For more information, visit techtransfer.jhu.edu.

"A carefully designed innovation ecosystem holds the potential to advance our mission in so many important ways," Elisseeff and Pardoll wrote. "While the university has made great strides in this area in recent years, there is so much more we can do. We are excited about the possibilities ahead and invite all of you to join all of us in this conversation."

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