UNIVERSITY STARTUPS & GLOBAL 1000 CONFERENCE

WASHINGTON, DC, APRIL 4-6, 2016

WEBCONFERENCE


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A UNIQUE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY:

  • Hear the latest updates on national legislative action that will impact your commercialization agenda
  • Discover the keys to building out your innovation ecosystem
  • Learn what industry is looking for in university technology-based startups
  • Get inside details on what VCs and angels consider “investable” university startups

KEYNOTE AND PANEL THEMES:

  • Discussion of the University Startups Demo Day at Congress in September 2016
  • Corporate support for new federally funded university-based research commercialization programs
  • Federal programs supporting research commercialization, including NSF, NIH, DOE, NIST keynote speakers
  • Proposed legislation for research commercialization
  • I-Corps funding and developments
  • Corporate anchors in Innovation Districts
  • SBIR/STTR funding and re-authorization
  • National Network of Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI)
  • Recently passed startup R&D tax credits as funding sources for university startups
  • Improvements to the National Research Commercialization Enterprise
  • Corporate involvement in university startups
  • Angel and VC funding of university startups
  • New corporate sponsored research models

For more information about the conference go to http://ncet2.org

WEBCONFERENCE AGENDA

DAY 1

Welcome

  • Tony Stanco, NCET2
  • Glenn Vonk, Corporate Innovation Strategic Advisor, NCET2; Formerly BD Technologies
  • Brian McIlroy, Corporate Innovation Strategic Advisor, NCET2; Formerly GE
  • Barbara Araneo, Novo Nordisk
  • Vickie Scarborough, Sherwin-Williams
  • Chris Varley, Goodyear
  • Jay Amarasekera, SABIC Ventures

KEYNOTE

Grace Wang, Ph.D.
Deputy Assistant Director for Engineering
National Science Foundation (NSF)

KEYNOTE

Paul R. Zielinski
Director, Technology Partnerships Office
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and
Chair, Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer

KEYNOTE

Mike Molnar
Director, Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

KEYNOTE

Sanjiv Malhotra
Director
Clean Energy Investment Center (CEIC)
U.S. Department of Energy

PANEL: Congressional Initiatives on the National Research Commercialization Enterprise
  • Megan Thompson, Rep. Derek Kilmer, WA
  • Brian Crone, Rep. Ben Lujan, NM
  • Jason Day, Rep. Daniel Lipinski, IL
  • Andrew Mooney, Rep. Randy Hultgren, IL
  • Jon Cardinal, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, NY

UNIVERSITY AND VENTURE PANEL (Speakers to Be Announced)

University Perspectives on What Congress and the Federal Government Could Do to Improve Research Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Programs like I-Corps, SBIR/STTR, Innovation Districts, Incubators, and Accelerators at Universities


KEYNOTE

Christopher P. Austin, M.D.
Director
NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

PANEL: Translating Science to the Market -- An NIH Model

  • Nora Yang, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
  • Ron Scheule, Sanofi Genzyme
  • Nader Halim, Pfizer
  • Eli Lilly and Co. (speaker to be announced)

KEYNOTE:

Carroll Thomas
Director
Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

PANEL: University Alumni Economic Impact Studies

  • Annie Tomasini, Harvard University
  • Erika Herz, University of Virginia
PANEL: Innovation Districts Around Universities: The Pittsburgh Model
  • Scott Andes, The Brookings Institution
  • Mark Kamlet, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Mark Redfern, University of Pittsburgh
  • Kevin Acklin, Chief of Staff, Mayor William Peduto, Pittsburgh
  • Rick McCullough, Harvard University

PANEL: Global 1000 Corporations Working with Universities, Startups, Angels, and VCs

  • Sven Harmsen, BASF Ventures
  • Shriram Ramanathan, Evonik
  • Dana Lowell, Faurecia
  • Andy O'Brien, Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Jake Harrison, Samsung

KEYNOTE

Stephen Ezell
Vice President, Global Innovation Policy
The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF)

KEYNOTE: University Incubator/Accelerator/Co-Working Programs

Kirstie Chadwick
President and CEO
INBIA

KEYNOTE: University Research Parks as Innovation and Entrepreneurship Zones

Charles D'Agostino
President
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

KEYNOTE: New Startup R&D Tax Credits as Funding for University Startups

Dean Zerbe
National Managing Director
Alliant Group

PANEL: University Programs for Research Commercialization and University Startup Creation and Funding

  • Michael Chambers, University of South Alabama
  • Jeanne Hossenlopp, Marquette University
  • Lisa Kuuttila, University of New Mexico

PANEL: Bringing Research to Market through University-Entrepreneurs

  • Don Rose, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Bill Loo, Stanford University, CEO and Founder of TibaRay
  • Tim Fraklin, New Jersey Institute of Technology
END OF DAY 1

 

DAY 2

KEYNOTE

Tobin (Toby) Smith
Vice-President for Policy
Association of American Universities

 

KEYNOTE

Walter Valdivia
Fellow, Center for Technology Innovation
Brookings Institution

 

PANEL: The Corporate Commercialization Center Initiative and University Startups Demo Day at Congress

  • Tony Stanco, NCET2
  • Glenn Vonk, Corporate Innovation Strategic Advisor, NCET2
  • Brian McIlroy, Corporate Innovation Strategic Advisor, NCET2
  • Barbara Araneo, Novo Nordisk
  • Vickie Scarborough, Sherwin-Williams
  • Chris Varley, Goodyear

PANEL: Global 1000 Corporations Working with Universities, Startups, Angels, and VCs

  • Werner Kaufmann, BASF
  • Jay Amarasekera, SABIC
  • Mark Pacelle, Philips
  • Jake Latcham, Schlumberger
  • Jonathan Drillings, Comcast Ventures

KEYNOTE

Michael Weingarten
Program Director
National Cancer Institute - ‎NCI SBIR Development Center

PANEL: Angels and VCS Working with Corporates to Invest in University Startups
  • Lee Groeschl, TechGrowth Ohio
  • Mark Levine, Core Capital
  • Ajit Singh, Managing Director, Artiman Ventures
  • Steve Fredrick, Grotech Capital
  • Brittany Hargest, Greenspring Associates

PANEL: Innovation & Entrepreneurship at HBCUs: Feeding the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

  • Omar Muhammad, Ph.D., Entrepreneurial Development and Assistance Center, Morgan State University
  • Grant Warner, Howard University
  • Wayne Szafranski, North Carolina A&T University

NSF Panel

  • Barry Johnson, Ph.D., Director of the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships, NSF
  • Ruth Shuman, NSF-SBIR
  • Andy Schwab, First Flight
  • Lydia McClure, I-Corps, NSF

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