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Bench to Shop


"From Bench to Shop" offers the opportunity to earn a training certificate in Scientific Business Development and Management.

This certificate enables 21st century researchers (graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and/or early career faculty) to plan, execute, evaluate, and transition Transboundary Animal Disease (TAD) research technologies to the global marketplace.  Specifically, participants will gain an understanding of the business regulations, federal and international processes, and research requirements needed to take Research and Development (R&D) ideas from basic and/or applied research through commercialization.

This program is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate.  To download an informational flyer for the program, click here.

The program offers a highly-valued experience unique in the select agent and TAD world.  This course is valued at $10,000 per participant. A $2,000 training certificate fee (and $30 processing fee) is required from each selected trainee which is paid by a sponsor (usually your university or employer). 

This program provides:

  • All travel expenses for the 3-week experiential course, including flights, lodging, local transportation, and meals in College Station, Texas, USA; Galveston, Texas, USA; Ft. Collins, Colorado, USA; and Onderstepoort, South Africa
  • Online course access and all materials
  • Experiential course materials, including laboratory supplies and training notes


Additional information for benefits to participants and the application process are above.  Contact us with questions or comments.

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