Series Lunch and Learn "Commercialization 101" Begins This Friday
On Friday, Jan. 30, Innovation and Industry Engagement will host the first of a five-part series on technology commercialization in the Memorial Union Ballroom A2 from noon to 1 p.m. University and community inventors are encouraged to attend.
This first session is designed to provide faculty a thorough understanding of Michigan Tech’s process relating to how an invention disclosure is analyzed using a stage gate process, the role of the invention disclosure form, a patent process overview, strategies for intellectual property protection, commercialization strategies and managing conflicts of interest.
Nicholas Cucinelli, a technology transfer talent network mentor-in-residence, will be a panelist in the discussion. Future sessions in the series are planned to address the commercialization process, team building, how to finance research, proof of concept and startup activities and a detailed look at intellectual property protection. For more information, contact John Diebel at email@example.com or 7-1082. Light refreshments will be available.