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IUPUI Innovation to Enterprise Forum & Showcase

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Campus Center Theater

1:30 pm           Registration

2:00 pm           Welcome and Introductions

2:10 pm           Keynote Address: "to stay the same, things must change" Dr. Richard DiMarchi

3:00 pm           Award Presentation - 2015 Innovation to Enterprise Award - Mark R. Kelley, PhD

3:30 pm           SpinUp Venture Showcase


An interactive look at the innovative & entrepreneurial projects arising from the research programs at IUPUI

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and the Indiana University Research & Technology Corporation (IURTC) would like to welcome you to the IUPUI Innovation to Enterprise Forum & Showcase. This event highlights the research and creative successes of our faculty, research scientists, and students from across the campus. Please take this opportunity to explore the many opportunities for partnering with IUPUI or to learn about some of the exciting entrepreneurial ventures being launched.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Richard DiMarchi

Cox Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Gill Chair in Biomolecular Sciences at Indiana University, Co-founder and board member of Assembly Biosciences, Ambrx, and Marcadia and Co-founder of Calibrium Biotech.

We are excited to welcome as our keynote speaker, Dr. Richard DiMarchi. His address will highlight the importance of innovation as the core ingredient to our security and the individual roles that are best served in academic, biotech and pharmaceutical companies.

Dr. DiMarchi is widely acclaimed researcher and entrepreneur. He is an advisor to venture firms 5AM, Twilight Ventures, and others. He retired as Group Vice President at Eli Lilly & Company, where he provided leadership for more than two decades in biotechnology, endocrine research, and product development. Dr. DiMarchi previously served as a board member of Isis and Millennium BioTherapeutics, as well as the biotechnology trade group BIO. Dr. DiMarchi contributed significantly to the discocery of Humalog® and to the commercial development of Humulin®, Humatrope®, Glucagon®, Xigris®, Forteo®, and Evista®. Dr. DiMarchi is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and in 2014 was inducted to the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Dr. DiMarchi received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Indiana University, and completed his postdoctoral studies at the Rockefeller University.

SpinUp Venture Showcase

Every year, Indiana University researchers make discoveries that have the potential to solve some of the world’s most complex problems and change lives all over the globe. But before they can help anyone, their discoveries have to make it to market. SpinUp is always seeking IU faculty members who aspire to bring their research to market through entrepreneurship. To get started, contact:

Joe Trebley

Head of StartUp Support and Promotion

Phone: (317) 274-5935


Polina Feldman

Phone: (317) 278-8479