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Academic, incubator leaders share how and where innovation is surviving and thriving during COVID-19

The pandemic has accelerated innovation in many ways but the physical pressures on entrepreneurs, innovators and engineers is very real. In this episode of the DeviceTalks Weekly Podcast, a panel representing early-stage and tech transfer efforts explain how they’re helping individuals and young companies work through the unique challenges of the time, including:

  • Finding capital
  • Working with corporates
  • Understanding opportunities in a changing healthcare market
  • Are there silver linings

Guests include

  • Jennifer McCaney, PhD,,co-executive director, UCLA Biodesign
  • Jackie Mejia, PhD, director, gBeta Medtech
  • Scott Morley, director, office of economic partnerships, University of Pittsburgh

This conversation is a condensed version of our Jan. 19 DeviceTalks Tuesday. Go to to watch the entire presentation.

Co-host Chris Newmarker, executive editor of MassDevice, also shares his top 5 stories of the week, aka, NewmarkersNewsmakers. The big news belongs to DePuy, Philips, Boston Scientific, Transenterix and President Biden.

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