In 2008, Dr. Liotta began the Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program. The program’s main goal was to prepare the next generation of life science leaders in emerging economies. Through partnerships with local governments, academic institutions and pharmaceutical companies, this international program delivers multiple educational modules to bioscience entrepreneurs, students and government leaders. Each module is designed to teach participants the skills necessary to successfully address unmet needs in their home country or region. Learn more here.
In 2015, the Bioscience Leadership Program further evolved, when the African Network for Drugs and Diagnostic Innovation (ANDI) and Emory University, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support health innovation in Africa.
Under the MoU, ANDI and Emory will collaborate on the following : i) identification, mentorship and training of African students, researchers and entrepreneurs on IP management, technology transfer, business development and entrepreneurship to support the advancement of identified local African technologies in the biopharmaceutical area and ii) identification of one or two regional technology hub/incubator(s),from existing Centres of Excellence in Africa, that can best strengthened to provide technical support for viable pharmaceutical products including those from African traditional medicines. The technology hub will be equipped to provide business development as well as project, finance, intellectual property, technology transfer and entrepreneurship support for local projects.