Faculty workshop: Communicating the value of your research to a broad audience

November 9, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Finding the right researcher, clinician or industry partner is the first step for a successful research collaboration, but it’s only half the challenge. Most failed connections are a result of a disconnect when trying to communicate the value in a partnership.

This workshop will address this challenge by teaching the importance of value propositions and communicating research in a way that makes it compelling for every audience.

Often referred to as the “elevator pitch,” you will have the opportunity to create one for your research that can be used at any social gathering, departmental meeting or professional conference.

The workshop is sponsored by FastForward, Office of Faculty Development and MICHR.

Facilitated by:

Michael Ranella
Director / associate director of business development
Fast Forward Medical Innovation

Jonathan Servoss, M.Ed.
Manager, commercialization education
Fast Forward Medical Innovation


Sara Johnson, Ph.D.
Biomedical innovation specialist
Fast Forward Medical Innovation

Date: Thursday, Nov. 29

Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Lunch will be provided)

Location: NCRC Building 10, South Atrium

Register online

This workshop is hosted by the Office of Faculty Development and is open to faculty only. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this workshop, or have questions about accessibility, please contact Jordan Wright at wjordan@med.umich.edu or 734-764-2574. Advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the University to arrange so letting us know at least 2 weeks in advance is much appreciated. 

Website: https://faculty.medicine.umich.edu/workshops/communicating-value-your-research-broad-audience