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Current Events

Tech-to-Market Best Practices at ARPA-E
Panelist: David Henshall
, Technology-to-Market Advisor, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy
(ARPA-E)  1:00 pm

ACA Workshop
Keynote Panelist: Jamie Rhodes, ACA Director and CEO of National Nano Materials

The Disruption Myth and Gaps in the Innovation Ecosystem
GUIRR's Fall General Meeting

Transformational Approaches to Creating T-Shaped Professionals

Upcoming Events:

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September 15, 2015 - 1pm ET/10am PT
Tech-to-Market Best Practices at ARPA-E

Dave Henshall, the Deputy Director for Commercialization at the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), is responsible for helping projects in ARPA-E's programs - which consider technologies related to everything from power electronics and carbon capture to grid-scale energy storage and natural gas vehicles - transition from lab to market. 

Please join us for a webinar with David to discuss commercialization best practices at ARPA-E and consider some of the agency's success stories.


GUIRR Oct 2014 Meeting

October 20-21, 2015
The Disruption Myth and Gaps in the Innovation Ecosystem

The meeting will explore what disruptive innovation looks like today, and how the study of disruption can affect the structure of innovation ecosystems.


Future GUIRR Meeting Dates:
February 23-24, 2016
March 21-22, 2016 (T-Summit)
June 21-22, 2016
October 25-26, 2016

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October 20, 2015 - 1pm-5pm ET
Angel Investing: Helping Innovators Bridge the Valley of Death

The Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR) and the Angel Capital Association (ACA) would like to invite you to attend a half-day workshop on how angel investing can be used to support innovators bridge the 'valley of death.'  

The workshop will feature a keynote presentation by Jamie Rhodes, ACA Director and CEO of National Nano Materials, as well as a panel of experts from the angel community, including:  
  • Jim Hunt, Entrepreneur and Investor at Blu Venture Investors
  • John Hui, Member of Life Sciences Angels
  • Dan Mindus, Founder and CEO of NextGen Angels
  • Angela Jackson, Co-Managing Director of the Portland Seed Fund