ICC4 3rd Ceramic Leadership Summit Track
3rd CLS Track is Sponsored by Morgan Crucible
Tuesday July 17, 2012
7:00 to 8:30 a.m. – Ceramic Leadership Summit Senior Executive Forum (Invitation-only Breakfast Meeting)
8:45 to 9:40 a.m. – ICC4 Plenary Lecture From Academia to Business, Delbert Day, Mo-Sci Corporation
10:00 a.m. to Noon –
Technology Entrepreneurship – the Next Generation of Technology Transfer
Many people perceive the USA as the leader in entrepreneurship and technology transfer from basic research to a commercial setting. This moderated panel discussion will explore the development of commercial products through directed R&D with a focus on US-based small business ventures. It will follow a plenary talk by the founder of a successful ceramic materials company that takes technologies from the lab bench to established commercial products. The panel members – entrepreneurs, investors and technology transfer experts – will each make brief opening remarks. They will be followed by a question and answer session in which the moderator will develop the theme of starting, funding, staffing and growing technology-based businesses. There will be time for questions from the audience.
Organizer: Richard Weber, Materials Development Inc.
Moderator: Tim Lavengood, Technology Innovation Center
Delbert Day, Mo-Sci Corporation – established glass and ceramics company
Collin Anderson, Digital Innovations – successful technology business
Alex Arzoumanidis, Psylotech, Inc. – early-stage technology business
Jonathan Goodman, Synthesis Intellectual Property, LLC – IP lawyer
Leslie Millar, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – technology transfer
John Banta, IllinoisVentures, LLC – seed and early-stage technology investment firm
Noon to 1:30 p.m. – Lunch and ICC4 Plenary Lecture Emerging Ceramic Technologies: A Perspective from Morgan Crucible Co., Michael Murray, Morgan Crucible Co. plc
1:40 to 3:40 p.m. –
International Technology Transfer & Entrepreneurship Case Studies
- Entrepreneurial Success of Balder LTD – Electro-optic Light Shutters for Eye-protection, Janez Pirs, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
- Development and Commercialization of High Performance Ceramics for Oil and Natural Gas Recovery, John Hellmann, Pennsylvania State University, United States
- From Technology Innovation to Industrialization: A Case of Ceramic Microbeads Based on Gel-bead Forming, Jinlong Yang, Tsinghua University, China
- Thermoelectric Power Generation in Wide Temperature Region, Ryoji Funahashi, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology, Japan
Review the 3rd CLS track Speaker Biographies.
Note: Angus Kingon, Brown University, will be giving a related talk on entrepreneurship in the Workplace Development session Monday, July 16. Don’t miss it.
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