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Challenges for Small Businesses Interacting with Universities

New Jersey Entrepreneurial Network

Sunday, April 22, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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Are you a Small Business looking to work with a University on
Product Development or Technology Commercialization?

Are you trying to understand the ins and outs of working with a University?

Confused about how to handle IP in Research Collaborations?

Attend this Evening Workshop and learn from experts on both sides
that have successfully managed the University / Industry interface

Learn about the University Industry Demonstration Partnership - UIDP
This year's UIDP General Meeting takes place April 23-25 at Rutgers University
Visit UIDP.org for more information

Learn about material that UIDP has developed for addressing common issues in University / Industry Collaborations, foster innovation and help with transition to market  




6:00 PM 

            -  Registration / Sign-In, Networking, Buffet Dinner 


6:30 – 7:30 PM


-  Introduction             

Tony Boccanfuso, Executive Director, UIDP (University Industry Demonstration Partnership)


-  Universities / Industry collaboration as a Factor for Economic Success in New Jersey 

Elizabeth Mackay, Senior Policy Advisor to the Lt. Governor of NJ


-  Support Structure / Contract Accords & CollaborationReference Tool   

Johannes Dapprich, Program Manager, UIDP /  President, Generation Biotech

Judith Sheft, Associate VP for Technology Development, NJIT

-  Typical IP Issues facing University / Industry Collaborations / CDAs

Elaine Brock, Senior Associate Director Research Administration, University of Michigan

Ray Thek, Partner, Lowenstein Sandler LLP



7:30 – 8:30 PM


-  Round table: Examples of what worked well & what did not             


Elaine Brock, University of Michigan

Bill Catlett, University of Texas, Austin

Johannes Dapprich, Generation Biotech

Judith Sheft, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Laurie Tzodikov, Princeton University

Lou Wagman, New Jersey Entrepreneurial Network

Moderator:  Ray Thek, Lowenstein Sandler LLP


-  Questions & Discussion


9:00 PM


-  Close




Parking & Directions

Bowen Hall is located at 70 Prospect Ave.  Visitors may use the university parking garage adjacent to Bowen Hall, accessible from Prospect Ave.  Please use the front entrance (off Prospect Ave) to enter Bowen Hall due to construction behind the building.  Metered parking is also available on Olden, Prospect Ave, and William streets. 

Google maps indicates the address as slightly southwest of the actual location of Bowen Hall.  For GPS use please make sure to use 70 Prospect Ave in Princeton – there are Prospect Streets also in Kingston and Trenton that are not the right venue.  

If you have never visited the Princeton Campus before www.princeton.edu/main/visiting/ will provide you with an overview of how to reach the campus, whether driving, flying or traveling by train.   



Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Generation Biotech LLC 



Supporting organizations:

University Industry Demonstration Partnership

New Jersey Institute of Technology Innovation Acceleration Center

New Jersey Entrepreneurial Network

The Keller Center at Princeton University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science


Johannes Dapprich, Ph.D.

UIDP Contract Accord Program Manager
President, Generation Biotech



Have questions about Challenges for Small Businesses Interacting with Universities? Contact New Jersey Entrepreneurial Network

When & Where

Princeton University
Bowen Hall - School of Engineering
70 Prospect Avenue
Princeton, NJ 08540

Sunday, April 22, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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New Jersey Entrepreneurial Network

The NJEN is a non-profit organization providing educational and informational services to entrepreneurs, investors, persons in related fields and the public in general. Our meetings are attended by a select group of entrepreneurs, company executives, venture capitalists, angel investors, investment bankers, and professional services providers. The meetings are held at noon on the first Wednesday of every other month from September or October through May or June, most often at the Princeton Marriott Conference Center, 100 College Road East, off Route 1 in Princeton, New Jersey.

Contact us at:
16 Dillon Way
Washington Crossing, PA 18977
Contact: Robert Frawley, Chairman or Lou Wagman, President
phone: (973) 451-1100 or (609) 688-9252

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