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Commercialization Challenge Night

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Storrs Campus
ITE Building Foyer

Commercialization Challenge Night Tues. October 21st, 4:00-6:00pm ITE Building Foyer Food and drinks will be served

The Office of the Vice President for Research, the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and UConn’s technology transfer enterprise, Technology Commercialization Partners (TCP), are delighted to announce the first in a series of events aimed at familiarizing UConn faculty, graduate students and post-docs with key issues of university-based entrepreneurship and innovation.

Please join us for this opportunity to hear from entrepreneurial faculty members and connect with like-minded individuals who may share your interest in bringing research from the bench to the market place.

Sign up on Eventbrite at or RSVP to Ana at!

This event will help participants to:

• Better understand taking an innovation from concept stage to the real-world;

• Meet and interact with other individuals who may share a common interest;

• Network, eat and have fun with a small TCP Innovation Challenge (small prize to be awarded);

• Better prepare to compete for Proof-of-Concept funds administered by TCP.


4:00 Opening Remarks: Ali Andalibi, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Research


Moderator: Timothy Folta, Ph.D., Professor, Thomas John and Bette Wolff Chair in Strategic Entrepreneurship Management Department.

Daniel Schwartz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - Physiology and Neurobiology, Founder of Lincus

Jeffrey McCutcheon, Ph.D., Northeast Utilities Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering and Entrepreneurial Inventor

Kazem Kazerounian, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Engineering and Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Serial Entrepreneur

Craig Nelson, Ph.D., Associate Professor - Molecular & Cell Biology, Founder of SimplBio

5:00 Networking and TCP Innovation Challenge

Download the Event Flyer at:


Ana Fidantsef, 860 679-8772,

Office of the Vice President for Research (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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