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Coming from one of the leading business schools in the nation, CBLS has established a vehicle for you to learn from and interact with life sciences industry experts. The proof? Twenty-four conferences organized since 2006.

Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conferences Series

Commercialization of Life Sciences Products

November 17, 2006
Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana
University Place Conference Center
Sponsors:
IU Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (JCEI)
 
Overview:

It has been said that Silicon Valley's greatest asset during its rise to innovation excellence was the triad of universities located there... Stanford, San Jose State, and Berkeley. They were the hub upon which all commercialization efforts began to spin out. Indiana University, Purdue University, and Notre Dame are a triad of major research universities located in Indiana; yet rarely does anyone truly understand how and why innovations are developed out of the university. Universities are the source of many potential discoveries and innovations. Yet, the actual processes that are followed in university settings are foreign to academics and practitioners alike.

From a researcher's point of view we will look at questions such as: How do things get from the lab to the marketplace? What will make a great idea turn into a terrific product?

From a practitioner's point of view we look at questions such as: Why are things so slow in the university setting? Who is actually responsible for the ideas emerging from university laboratories? Should professors be involved in commercialization of research? Why does it seem that the university environment restricts the flow of ideas to commercialization?

University Technology Transfer experts will examine inventing, developing, patenting, and licensing new products. They will explore in detail the university roles, inventor responsibilities, and industry partners as products are taken from idea to market. They will explain the nuances associated with universities trying to commercialize the emerging ideas from the academics.

Who should attend?
  • University academic researchers who want to understand the technology transfer process.
  • University administrators who need to hear the challenges that exist in the current state of university bureaucracies for research to develop outside of the laboratories.
  • Corporate executives who need to learn the nuances of technology transfer in the university setting.
  • Community leaders who seek to have a better grasp of the potential innovations that exist inside of universities as well as the reasons behind some of the frustrations that are experienced.
  • Students involved in projects with potential life science companies so they can understand the technology transfer process.