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NSF I-Corps Awareness Workshop at Missouri S&T

December 2 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm CST


Are you curious about entrepreneurship? Do you have a technology that you would like to get commercialized? Ever consider being part of a start-up team?

Come learn how the NSF Great Lakes I-Corps Hub (of which S&T is an Affiliate Member) can assist with your journey, The goal is to help faculty, researchers, students, and entrepreneurs gain insight into exploring innovative ideas, customer discovery, and starting a business.


Breakfast will be provided. No cost to attend. RSVP to ecodevo@mst.edu


About the NSF I-Corps Program

The National Science Foundation I-Corps program prepares scientists and engineers to extend their focus beyond the university laboratory and accelerates the economic and societal benefits of NSF-funded, basic-research projects that are ready to move toward commercialization.



8:00- 8:30 am – Breakfast

8:25 – 8:30 Welcome

Dr. Sajal Das, Curators’ Distinguished Professor; Daniel St. Clair Chair, Computer Science

John Woodson, Senior Licensing Associate, Missouri S&T

8:30 – 9:00 Great Lakes I-Corps Hub

Dr. Jonathan Fay, HUB Director, University of Michigan

Lora Stevens, HUB Coordinator, University of Michigan

9:00 – 9:15 Research and Innovation

Dr. Kamal Khayat, Interim Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation
                                     Vernon and Maralee Jones Endowed Professor of Civil Engineering

9:15 – 9:30 Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Dr. Tim Faley, Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation, Entrepreneurship 

and Commercialization

9:30 – 9:55 I-Corps Training and Customer Discovery

John Woodson, Senior Licensing Associate

9:55 – 10:30 Creating a Value-generation System

John Lovitt, Entrepreneur, S&T Alumni, Computer Science Academy

10:30 – 11:00 Break (Networking)

11:00 – 12:00 Success Stories

Dr. Frank Liou, Michael and Joyce Bytnar Product Innovation and

Creativity Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Dr. Steve Jung, Chief Technology Officer, MoSci

Dr. Melanie Mormile, Associate Dean for Research, College of Arts,

Sciences and Education; Professor of Biological Sciences

Dr. Chenglin (Bob) Wu, Assistant Professor, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering



December 2
8:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
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