Because of its location in one of America’s innovation hubs and its visionary programs to facilitate successful startup activity, QB3 attracts attention from the global entrepreneurial community. In response, we have created a program with three components.
QB3 works with individual country or regional clients to tailor a training program that fits their needs. If required, QB3 will explore setting up a satellite program with the client. To illustrate how such programs might work we describe the following examples:
Selected students, under the guidance of the Rosenman Institute, are trained in the development and marketing of medical devices, culminating in the launch of startup companies.
QB3-Berkeley administrates the UC Berkeley Tang Distinguished Scholars program, which offers two years of postdoctoral funding to Chinese PhD graduates who have demonstrated excellence in research in the quantitative biosciences. See the program webpage for details.
Postdoctoral fellows are trained to be a team of scientists with complementary skills, capable of addressing a particular need. For example, one team trained to use modern high throughput screening skills to identify high value products in naturally occurring biological materials, and to establish their mechanism of action.
Summer interns learn about entrepreneurial activities by developing technology and business plans for medical device startups.
Collaborators from other countries or regions may participate in the QB3 bio-entrepreneurial ecosystem by:
- Co-developing innovations that are best suited for the partner country
- Co-developing incubator space in the SF Bay Area
- Sub-leasing a block of space for a given county in our incubator network.
- Investing in the QB3 Mission Bay Capital venture fund, or co-investing with us.
Visitors often want to hear of QB3’s initiatives to support entrepreneurship and to ask questions of QB3 staff. When feasible, QB3 is happy to entertain group visitors. Contact Christine Winoto for details.