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SBIR/STTR Grant Development Series


Thursday, June 27, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT)

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Please join OCTANe and the Henry Samueli School of Engineering on June 27th for the second session of SBIR/STTR Grant Development Series. The topics that will be adressed at this program include:

  1. Building the right team
  2. Selecting the right granting agency
  3. Developing a grant writing strategy


Kari Barnes - Senior Associate, Rutan & TuckerMs.
Barnes is a senior associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property Section focused on intellectual property strategic planning, patent prosecution, intellectual property-related due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, freedom to operate opinions, and patent infringement and validity opinions.Matthew Jenusaitis - President & CEO, OCTANe

Matthew Jenusaitis joined as the president and CEO of OCTANe in June 2009. Prior to OCTANE, Matthew spent 15 years at Boston Scientific, where he served in numerous executive marketing and general management positions. Matthew was also an executive in residence for the private equity firm Warburg Pincus. This led to Matthew assuming the role of president of ev3 Neurovascular, one of Warburg’s portfolio companies. Matthew sits on the boards of Avantis Medical in Sunnyvale, California; Creagh Medical in Galway, Ireland; NeuroInterventional Therapeutics in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Pulsar Vascular in San Jose, California. He also sits on the advisory boards of Cornell’s School of Biomedical Engineering, the University of California Bren School of Information and Computer Science, and the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences. Matthew holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, cum laude, from Cornell University, a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Arizona State University, and a Master of Business Administration from University of California, Irvine.

William Tang - Associate Dean for Research, Henry Samueli School of Engineering, UCI
William C. Tang received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences from the University of California at Berkeley in 1980,1982, and 1990, respectively. His seminal thesis work on the electrostatic comb drive has become a crucial building block for many microactuator and microsensor research in the field.

Since his graduation, he continued his contribution to the MEMS field first in the automotive industry as a Research Senior at Ford Research Laboratory in Dearborn, Michigan, and as the Sensor Research Manager at Ford Microelectronics, Inc., in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In 1996, he joined the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, where he was the Supervisor of the MEMS Technology Group, leading the pursuit of MEMS technology for space applications. In July 1999, he assumed the responsibilities as a Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. He took over the MEMS and Micro Power Generation programs, and established new programs in Nano Mechanical Array Signal Processors and Chip-Scale Atomic Clock.Since July 2002, Dr. Tang has been on faculty as a professor with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, with a joint appointment at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Between July 2003 and June 2005 and between July 1 and December 31, 2010, he was the Associate Chair for Undergraduate Education of the Biomedical Engineering Department. From July 2005 to June 2006, and from July 2009 to June 2010, he was appointed Interim and Acting Chair for the Department, respectively. Since March 2008, (except July through December 2010) he has been serving as the Associate Dean for Research in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering.


Breakfast and lunch will be served.

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When & Where

UC Irvine

Irvine, CA

Thursday, June 27, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT)

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