MATTER Workshop: Negotiating Sponsored Research Agreements

MBHB partner Emily Miao, Ph.D. is the featured presenter at this MATTER sponsored workshop set for 9:30-11:00 a.m. on October 24, 2018. in Chicago. view details here

MATTER Workshop: Negotiating Sponsored Research Agreements

Negotiating sponsored research agreements can be a challenging process for innovators, especially when dealing with indemnification, confidentiality and publication of data, intellectual property and termination clauses. Complexities such as these can affect the length of negotiations as well as represent one of the largest impediments to formalizing research agreements.

Join this workshop to learn how to:

  • Navigate through the complexities of startup-sponsored research agreements

  • Understand the entire process of negotiating these agreements

  • Understand key provisions of a sample research agreement(s)

  • Identify factors that prolong the negotiation process and offer strategies on how to avoid them


MATTER is a community of healthcare entrepreneurs and industry leaders working together in a shared space to individually and collectively fuel the future of healthcare innovation. MATTER’s mission is to proactively connect and promote the collaboration between scientists, physicians, health technology entrepreneurs and industry leaders, in order to bring next-generation products and services to market that improve quality of care and save lives. Website: