NEW YORK GOVERNOR Andrew M. Cuomo has announced a new grant program
designed to promote life science entrepreneurs in the state. The grant will award
up to US$550,000 to New York graduate schools of business that are collaborating
with medical schools or graduate programs in the life sciences to develop
new MBA concentrations or certificates in life science entrepreneurship. The
grant program is part of the governor’s $620 million New York State Life Science
Initiative, which is designed to spur the growth of the life science sector in the
state by guiding startups along the path of commercial viability.
To be eligible, a graduate school of business must run a program that results
in either an MBA concentration or certificate in life science entrepreneurship;
feature a curriculum focused on technological innovation in the life sciences;
establish institutional partnerships with medical schools, biomedical engineering
programs, life science programs, and bioinformatics and data science
programs; and invite investors, entrepreneurs, and seasoned life sciences
leaders to participate in curriculum development.
Learn more about the grant program.