Thrive 2022

THRiVE is Virginia Bio’s largest statewide event. It is a conference that brings together the leading researchers from biomedical research universities and health systems, entrepreneurs, startups and emerging bioscience companies from the state. Envisioned as an opportunity to network and learn, THRiVE welcomes and connects the myriad of life science subgroups – from pharmaceutical to medical device, from agriculture to informatics, from digital health to industrial bio.

THRiVE 2022 is around the corner. Organized in partnership with the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council (RBTC), the Regional Accelerator and Mentoring Program (RAMP) and the Valleys Innovation Council (VIC), as well as the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, the Carilion Clinic, and the VTC Ventures, in Roanoke, VA this conference will highlight the many accomplishments and the significant players of the last three years.

Join us in Roanoke, VA, on April 28 to learn about dozens of exciting new companies and technologies under development in Virginia and meet the people behind them. More info about #THRiVE2022 is coming soon.

THRiVE 2022, Roanoke, VA
April 28, 2022

More info coming soon.
To get a general idea about the conference structure, please refer to the last THRiVE agenda below.
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2019 Thrive Agenda

7:30 am – 8:30 am
Registration, networking and breakfast

8:30 am – 8:50 am
Welcome and Goals
State of the Industry and Accomplishments of the last two years

8:50 am – 9:20 am
Virginia’s Big Data, Big Connectivity and AI providing global opportunities for R&D, commercialization and transformative economic development

9:20 am – 9:40 am
Regenerative Medicine: My Journey: Dan Hathorn, Director, Business Development, Embody LLC, retired Chief Petty Officer, Naval Special Warfare

9:40 am – 9:55 am

  • Headliners!
  • 2019 National NIH SBIR/STTR Conference, US DHHS
  • VCU Health Innovation Consortium
  • iTHRIVE – Statewide Clinical and Translational Research Partnership of Inova Health System, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Carilion Clinic and affiliate Partners
  • Virginia Catalyst new round of grants for commercialization of biomedical innovation

9:55 am – 10:15 am
Networking Break

10:15 am – 11:20 am
The promise of Virginia innovation to impact the Addiction/Opioid Crisis

11:20 am – 11:45 am
Keynote – Opportunities to address the biomedical needs of the US Military: Captain Joseph V. Cohn, Chief, Research Program Administration Division, Research & Development Directorate, Defense Health Administration

11:45 am – 12:00 pm
Outstanding Contributions to Life Science in Virginia

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

1:00 pm – 1:40 pm
The Med Device/Med Tech industry, its economic impact, scientific and technical traits, key players and successes

1:40 pm – 2:00 pm
Keynote – Developing Innovative Technologies to Improve the Lives of Patients around the World: Eric Major CEO of K2M; President, Spine Division Stryker

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
SUPER PANEL – Accelerating success in commercializing medical technologies

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Getting Started

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Getting Funded

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Getting Revenue

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Networking Break

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Keynote – National Perspective and Federal Issues: Scott Whitaker CEO, AdvaMed

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Universities and Health Care Systems building the industry with talent and technology

5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Conclusions on the Day and Moving Ahead

5:15 pm – 7:00 pm