About P2P-TEAM

What is P2P-TEAM?

Project-to-Product Team Entrepreneurship and Active Mentoring

What is the P2P-TEAM training program at the University of Texas at Austin?

The NIH-funded P2P-TEAM training program provides interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial training for a diverse group of pre-doctoral students engage in biomedical research in chemistry, biological science, and chemical engineering. The program promotes entrepreneurship, professional development, collaborative research, and industrial internships.  P2P-TEAM cultivates a research and educational environment that welcomes all scientists. The program and its mentors support diversity of all kinds and believes that diversity accelerates educational, professional, personal, and scientific outcomes. 

What are the key themes of the P2P-TEAM program?

  1. To advance interdisciplinary collaborations in the area of diagnostics and therapeutics
  2. To foster multi-level teams that include graduate students, undergraduate assistants, faculty, and industrial mentors.
  3. To accelerate the entrepreneurial process via exposure of graduate students to the key concepts of intellectual property, translational research, commercialization, and start-ups.
  4. To provide professional development and career preparation training and opportunities for networking, mentoring, and leadership.

How do graduate students join the P2P-TEAM program?

First-year graduate students affiliated with any of the participating degree programs are eligible to apply for the program. The P2P-TEAM program offers stipend/tuition support for some participants.   For specific information on how to join the program, refer to the Application page.

What are the benefits of participating in the P2P-TEAM program?

P2P-TEAM provides an innovative research experience at UT-Austin by connecting trainees and faculty together from different departments and by fostering an entrepreneurial mindset.  Research problems will be evaluated as testbeds to understand the entrepreneurial process.  Industrial mentors will provide expertise in technology innovation and commercialization and insight into business aspects of technology transfer.