Are you curious about commercialization and entrepreneurship? The College of Veterinary Medicine, MIN-Corp and the Technology Commercialization office are offering Lunch and Learn events that are open to students at all levels, postdocs, research scientists and faculty who are interested in extending the impact of their innovations through commercialization.
Come share a meal and meet science/tech entrepreneurs and commercialization experts. All sessions take place at 12:00-1:30pm in the Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory (VDL) Room 280. FREE lunch is provided!
**See below for section descriptions. Please enroll (right column drop down) in each individual section you plan to attend.**
Section 1: Intellectual Property Basics and Processes
Date: Feb. 11 from 12:00-1:30pm (register on the right)
Do you have an innovative idea but aren’t sure what to do with it? Representatives from Tech Comm will give an overview of the type of innovations you can report, the process behind reporting innovations, and the resources available to you. You will also meet UMN faculty who have successfully filed patents and licensed products and hear firsthand about their experiences!
Section 2: Working with a Corporate Research Partner or Sponsor
Date: Feb. 25 from 12:00-1:30pm (register on the right)
If you are interested in creating strong connections outside of academia, you cannot miss this event! Creating a partnership with industry can help you make new connections, allow you to solve important industry problems, and even obtain research funding. Leza Besemann, senior marketing manager at the Tech Comm, will share information on identifying the right industry partner, finding the best way to partner, securing industry funding, and navigating the challenges associated with these relationships. Faculty that have created these partnerships and industry representatives will be telling their success stories!
Section 3: A Veterinary Science Innovator's Journey - Corporate and Startup
Date: Mar. 17th - CANCELLED: Will be rescheduled
Our speaker Randy Simonson is the CEO of Cambridge Technologies. He has a PhD in Veterinary Microbiology from the University of Minnesota and is also a Regent of the University. Dr. Simonson came to Cambridge Technologies from Newport Laboratories where he was the Chief Operating Officer and later President. He has authored numerous publications and patents regarding biologic research and product applications and is often requested as a speaker and presenter at both domestic and international technical meetings.
Section 4: Academic and Industry Researcher Roles in Commercialization
Date: Apr. 7 from 12:00-1:30pm (register on the right)