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Washington, DC
October 27, 2014



Commercializing University Research:  The Role of SBIR and STTR

 

5 February 2014

 

 

Lecture Room

National Academy of Sciences

2100 C Street NW

Washington, DC

 

 

 

 

9:00 AM          Welcome

                               Charles Wessner, The National Academies
                               
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9:15 AM          Introduction

                        Jacques Gansler, University of Maryland
                      
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9:30 AM          Opening Remarks

                        Javier Saade, Small Business Administration

 

9:45 AM          Panel I:  Government-University Cooperation: Agency Perspectives

Moderator: Heidi Jacobus, Cybernet Systems

                                   

SBIR/STTR at the Department of Defense

Chris Rinaldi, Department of Defense
           
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The DOD STTR Perspective

Bradley Guay, U.S. Army Research Office
           
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SBIR/STTR at NASA

Richard Leshner, NASA

 

10:45 AM        Coffee Break

 

11:15 AM        Panel II:  Government-University Cooperation: Agency Perspectives

                        Moderator: John Walsh, Georgia Institute of Technology

 

                        SBIR/STTR at the Department of Energy

                        Manny Oliver, Department of Energy
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                        SBIR/STTR at the National Science Foundation

                        Grace Wang, National Science Foundation
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                        SBIR/STTR at the National Institutes of Health

                        Matthew Portnoy, National Institutes of Health
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12:15 PM         Lunch

 

1:15 PM           Panel III: Government-University Cooperation: University Perspectives

                        Moderator: Michael Borrus, X/Seed Capital

 

                        Bringing Technologies to Market

Jane Muir, University of Florida and AUTM

 

The Akron Model

Barry Rosenbaum, University of Akron Research Foundation
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Perspectives from the Dakotas

                        Daniel Engebretson, University of South Dakota

 

Generating University Start-ups

Gil Blankenship, University of Maryland        

                                   

2:45 PM           Coffee Break

 

3:00 PM           Panel IV: Transitioning Research to Market:  Progress and Challenges

                        Moderator: Charles Kolb, Aerodyne Research

 

START: The MassVentures SBIR Commercialization Program

Jerry Bird, MassVentures
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Creating Winning Ventures from University Research
Lenore Blum, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Carnegie Mellon University

 

The Promise of the I-Corps Program

Edmund Pendleton, I-Corps
           
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4:00 PM           Closing Roundtable:  What Can Be Improved?

            Moderator: Pat Windham, Windham Consulting

           

                        Robert Brooke, Center for Innovative Technology

Diane Palmintera, Innovation Associates       

                        Kevin Wheeler, Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

                        Pravina Raghavan, Small Business Administration    

                        Jere Glover, Small  Business Technology Council

                       

4:50 PM           Closing Remarks

            Jacques Gansler, University of Maryland

 

5:00 PM           Adjourn to Reception