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Research Events hosted by the Office of the Associate Dean for Research

Increasing Research Impact Through Commercialization Lunch and Learn Series

The Office of Technology Commericalization and MIN-CORPS have teamed up with the CVM research office to offer a 4 part lunch and learn series on technology commercialization topics. We encourage attendees to arrive at 11:45am to grab lunch and get settled in as the presentations will start around 12pm. All Lunch and Learn programs will be in room 280 of the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab

Registration to events is encouraged, but not required. Enroll here

Session 1: Tuesday February 11, 2020 @ 12:00 – 1:30pm
Intellectual property basics and processes
Do you have an innovative idea but aren’t sure what to do with it? Representatives from Tech Comm will give an overview of the type of innovations you can report, the process behind reporting innovations, and the resources available to you. You will also meet UMN faculty who have successfully filed patents and licensed products and hear firsthand about their experiences!
Features Molly McCue, Randy Singer, Yuying Liang and Tim O'Brien from CVM
 
 
Session 2: Tuesday February 25, 2020 @ 12:00 – 1:30pm
Working with a corporate research partner or sponsor
If you are interested in creating strong connections outside of academia, you cannot miss this event! Creating a partnership with industry can help you make new connections, allow you to solve important industry problems, and even obtain research funding. Leza Besemann, senior marketing manager at the Technology Commercialization Office, will share information on identifying the right industry partner, finding the best way to partner, securing industry funding, and navigating the challenges associated with these relationships. Faculty that have created these partnerships and industry representatives will be telling their success stories!
 
Session 3: Tuesday March 17, 2020 @ 12:00 – 1:30pm
Experience of Veterinary Innovators Working in Startups or Established Companies 
This section will introduce you to some of the steps in the commercialization process that take place after the invention disclosure and patenting. These steps include market assessment, licensing, customer discovery, fund raising, and revenue and commercialization. Discussions with startup founders and experts from industry will provide insight about what it is like to go through this process!

Session 4: Tuesday April 7, 2020 @ 12:00 – 1:30pm
Academic and Industry Researcher Roles in Commercialization
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Associate Dean for Research, Molly McCue and the first session attendees enjoying Potbelly's boxed lunches before the session began on February 11, 2020. 

Looking forward to future sessions!

We had a great turnout for session one related to Intellecutal Property basics in the Technology Commercialization and MIN-CORPS partnership lunch and learn series funded by the Office of the Associate Dean for Research. More than 20 CVM colleagues participated in a lively discussion about their experiences with IP and commercialization. We encourage all of CVM faculty, staff, and students to consider attending a future session of this series targeted at increasing your understanding of increasing your research impact. 

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