New C4C lecture series showcases UW faculty succeeding in commercialization

The UW Center for Commercialization is launching a six-lecture series this fall about merging academic research with entrepreneurship, designed to inspire UW students and faculty to pursue commercialization.

Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows PosterThe 2011 Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows lecture series will run on selected Tuesdays from Sept. 13 to Nov. 29.

The series will showcase UW faculty who have succeeded in translating their research into products and therapies, who have initiated groundbreaking programs for translation, or who have established model collaborations with industry.

The lectures are presented in partnership with the Office of the President and the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the Foster School of Business. Space is limited for these free lectures and advance registration is requested.

Lectures in the series are:

Sept. 13: Oren Etzioni, computer science and engineering: “All You Need is Love: Starting a Company UW at UW in 10 Easy Steps.”

Sept. 27: Vikram Jandhyala, electrical engineering: “Avoiding Pitfalls & Crossing Chasms: 10 Things Not to Do When Creating a Tech Start-up from University Research.” 10 a.m., 291 Paccar Hall.

Oct. 4: Rodney Ho, pharmaceutics: “High on UW Start-ups: Fueling Innovations in a New Climate of Entrepreneurship.” 8 a.m., Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall.

Oct. 18: Joel Durand, music: “Bridging a High-end Audiophile Product to Market: The Talea.” 8 a.m., Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall.

Nov. 8: Buddy Ratner, bioengineering & chemical engineering: “An Academic in Entrepreneurship Land: 10 Lessons Learned, Some from the Mad Hatter and March Hare.” 10 a.m., Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall.

Nov. 29: Carla Grandori, pharmacology: “Cures for Cancer — Hidden in Plain Sight? An Enterprise to Accelerate their Discovery.” 8 a.m. Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall.

Register today

Get your mornings off to a great start this fall by joining us for lectures sure to awaken the possibilities of merging academic research with entrepreneurship. (Don’t worry about missing your morning coffee and breakfast, we’ll provide that, too.)

Join us to hear each of the UW’s Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows share their commercialization roadmap, and get comfortable with the idea of following in their footsteps.