COVID-19’s impact on JHTV stakeholders – staff, inventors, industry partners, students, startups – is immense. Meanwhile, the contributions of the Johns Hopkins community to this crisis – including tracking, treating, testing and thought leadership – is also a source of great pride. This page provides some frequently sought information about the pandemic and useful resources, including COVID-19-specific funding. Our staff is also here to help – albeit virtually!

Johns Hopkins University Information

Johns Hopkins maintains a live website containing key resources, internal messages, and frequent updates for the Johns Hopkins University community.

Maryland-based Business Information

Maryland is currently under a state of emergency. Governor Larry Hogan and all state agencies are working diligently to minimize the impact of COVID-19 across the state. Please explore these resources for information on how you can keep yourself, your family, and your workers safe. These sites are updated regularly.

Additional Resources

COVID-19 has moved the work of technology transfer offices to the front line. To enable a swift end to the current crisis, AUTM is providing guidelines, which are consistent with the Association’s long-standing support for humanitarian licensing. The AUTM Board of Directors endorses these COVID-19 Licensing Guidelines, and invites all institutions to do the same.

News

NIH mobilizes national innovation initiative for COVID-19 diagnostics

Funding Opportunities

SBA is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

A $5M incentive program that helps Maryland manufacturers to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) that is urgently needed by hospitals and health-care workers across the country.

The City of Baltimore and Goldman Sachs and Lendistry are providing $10 million in potentially forgivable SBA Paycheck Protection Program loans to help vulnerable Baltimore City small businesses, including non-profit organizations, weather the economic impact of COVID-19. Please note, this program is only for Baltimore City small businesses. Additional resources found here.

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Webinars

Navigating the CARES Act for Life Sciences Companies in the BioHealth Capital Region Webinar

DLA Piper and BioHealth Innovation, Inc. (BHI) present an overview of the key provisions for BioHealth Capital Region Life Sciences companies in the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act stimulus package via webinar.