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LES Webinar hosted by the DC Chapter: Communicating the Value of Academic Technology Transfer
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LES Webinar hosted by the DC Chapter: Communicating the Value of Academic Technology Transfer

When: Thursday, June 4th
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Susan Houchins

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LES Webinar

Hosted by the Greater Washington, D.C., LES Chapter

 Communicating the Value of Academic Technology Transfer

Thursday, June 4, 2020

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Eastern Time
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Central Time
10:00 am- 11:00 am Mountain Time
9:00 am - 10:00 am Pacific Time



Program Description:

Intellectual property has long played a major role in western society, and has been a part of academic research in the US from the very beginning. With the scale up of federally funded research in the 20th century, it’s importance has increased -- and skyrocketed with the passage of the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980. We’ll review some history, successes, and motivation for why technology transfer is essential for academic research to achieve its full potential and maximum impact for society and the ecomomy. 




Ken Porter is the Director of UM Ventures, College Park and leads a team of dedicated professionals who serve faculty, staff, and students at the University of Maryland. 

Ken served most recently at Innovate Calgary as VP for IP Management and Director of Social and Clinical Innovations, and where he co-founded the Western Canadian Innovation Offices (wcio.ca). WCIO is a consortium of 46 western Canadian academic institutions that together create “Market Pull” opportunities for cross-border industry-academic research partnerships. He has led teams at the Universities of Colorado and Texas, and each team held the aim of building stronger relationships for faculty and students with industry, government, and entrepreneur communities to increase the impact of academic research.


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Non-Members: $69

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