Researchers, entrepreneurs, and organizations continue to seek out validation for new products, service models and technologies that enhance both the quality of care and the quality of life for the global aging population. Validation requires expertise and capabilities that exist in a variety of places including universities. This panel will explore the state of commercialization of solutions / IP developed within academic universities and the gaps in validation testing experienced by those seeking to get market feedback. The focus will be on innovations that span the life sciences, social sciences, and lifestyle sciences through the eyes of subject matter experts affiliated with world class academic and private institutions. This will be a panel led and moderated by a serial entrepreneur with expertise in the aging innovation space.