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Innovation Catalyst Seminar Series
Thursday, March 31, 2011 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)
Working Well with Others—How Not to Lose Your Own Shirt
guests from the Throwback Brewery (http://www.throwbackbrewery.com)
Marc Sedam, Executive Director of ORPC and New Hampshire Innovation Research Center
Maria E. Emanuel, Ph.D., Licensing Manager, Office for Research Partnerships and Commercialization
Note: This seminar WILL be held at the newly opened Idea Greenhouse. Click here re:parking.
If you innovate in a forest and nobody hears you, did it happen?
Universities are being consistently reminded by the federal and state governments that commercialization and use of the ideas generated on campus will be a key metric for 21st century academia. The key component of "use" is taking our concepts and working with third parties to distribute UNH ideas to the world at large. Third parties can be federal or state government, other academic institutions or not-for-profit collaborators, funding agencies, or for-profit companies, and the first step to effectively work well with others is to understand how UNH structures these relationships. The March Seminar will cover the general concept of working with third parties, the types of agreements that govern these relationships, the key concepts behind each agreement, and the approach UNH takes to ensure faculty retain the classic academic freedoms of scholarship, teaching, research, and outreach while accelerating the impact of our research and protecting our ideas.
We have also invited our first case study—Annette Lee and Nicole Carrier from the Throwback Brewery. Annette and Nicole will spend 10-15 minutes describing their decision to start Throwback, the unexpected hurdles arising during the startup phase, and the challenges they see going forward. As a special treat, the networking reception will be serving Throwback beers. Be among the first to try these excellent beers and support a new business in the Seacoast.
Finally, I'm excited to announce that the Idea Greenhouse is open for business. As you may know, UNH is the anchor tenant at the Greenhouse so we have a place for our newest ideas to marinate and mature. Tom has executed on a heck of a vision so please come and support the Greenhouse and how its partnership with UNH will accelerate our nascent ideas and adds to our innovation ecosystem dovetailing with other programs like the NHIRC and NH-ICC. Tom also has a few spaces left for rental so please won't you be my neighbor? Cardigans optional.
· As always, the Innovation Catalyst Seminar is open to EVERYONE. Invite your friends and help us make this the best networking event in the state.
· Parking is available in C-lot for $1/hour and is free after 6pm. Don't test our parking enforcement crew—pay the extra buck so that you're OK past 6pm. Several attendees last month made a generous unplanned donation to the UNH Parking fund by cutting it close.
· Registration is not required but we love to know who's coming!
· This event will be postponed if UNH curtails operations due to weather. Please check the UNH homepage if weather is a concern.
For more information please contact Gretchen Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Office for Research Partnerships and Commercialization
The UNH Office for Research Partnerships and Commercialization (ORPC) advocates for, manages, and promotes UNH's intellectual property; promotes partnerships between UNH and the business community; and is responsible for licensing UNH technologies and creating start-up companies based on innovations created at UNH. ORPC also hosts the NH Innovation Research Center (NHIRC).