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Colloquia – Dr. Beth Conerty
October 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday, October 17 2019
Prof. Beth Conerty, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
Title: Great Technology to Industry Adoption, the Long Road of Commercialization
Abstract: A disconnect exists between scientific research in an academic lab and the implementation of a technology within industry. Proving a technology at a relevant scale and enticing industry to take a chance can be challenging and overwhelming, not to mention expensive. There are, however, paths and resources available to anyone who might be interested in seeing a great idea move beyond the research lab. Whether it is taking the leap to become an entrepreneur, or seeking the correct avenues within your institution to find an interested company, helping shepherd a discovery into relevant application can be rewarding. From an idea to commercialization is a long and exciting road, and exploring the different steps along the way can also benefit scientists wanting to better understand the process or risk-taking entrepreneurs ready to take the leap.