|Caltech postdocs Dr. Michael Walter and Dr. Mike Rose attended a Chemistry Communication workshop at the University of Washington. The workshop was organized by Professor Deborah L. Illman, a faculty member in the Technical Writing program at UW. |
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April 2-4, 2009
|Josh Spurgeon||Scott Wicker||Louise Berben||Elizabeth Young||Wendy Wang|
CCI students Josh Spurgeon (Caltech), Scott Wicker (Southern) and post doctoral scholars Louise Berben (MIT), Elizabeth Young (MIT) and Weihua Wang (Southern) attended the NSF Chemistry CCI program sponsored Research to Innovation conference in Boston.
According to Josh they "learned in much greater detail about intellectual property and how it works at universities. Likewise, I learnt what patents are good for and how university tech transfer offices can help you get one by first applying for a provisional patent before you publish, then moving on to apply for a real patent within one year. We learned about the business vocabulary involved in starting a new company, including evaluating your place in a value chain, determining your market segments, and choosing how to structure your venture. We also learned about the different options for obtaining financing for a new company like government organizations, venture capital firms, and business plan competitions. We also talked in depth about forming a team and the attributes you would want in your team members."
Weihua Wang of Southern says "On April 2-4, I participated in the Research to Innovation Workshop in Cambridge, MA. This great training program taught us how to view our science from a “market lens”. For the first time, I started to look at my research from a different point of view and started to relate it with the concepts that I had never thought about before, such as “market segment”, “value chain”, “technology transfer”… It was kind of exciting. Just as mentioned on the CCI website, this workshop offered us a unique opportunity to interact with experts in technology innovation and transfer and to learn the fundamentals of effective research translation and innovation. It helps me begin to set up new goals for future research."