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Previous Day Friday, September 13, 2013 Next Day
9:00 am

The UH Cullen College of Engineering, the UH College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, and the UH Division of Research are proud to present the upcoming NSF Innovation Corps (iCorps) Workshop on September 12 and September 13.

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Information about iCorps

UH faculty that receive or are eligible for NSF funding are invited to attend the iCorps Workshop. The NSF iCorps program is designed to foster entrepreneurship, accelerate the commercialization of NSF funded research, and create a “national innovative ecosystem.” The purpose of the workshop is to inform, raise awareness, and prepare faculty who are interested in participating in the program.

  • iCorps Workshop on September 12 will include an overview by the NSF of the program, the connection between the iCorps approach and the “Lean University,” and a panel session with iCorps experienced researchers and participants.
  • Morning Session for Business & Community Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Investors on September 13 will feature a morning session on the iCorps mentor program for Houston-based entrepreneurs and investors.

Workshop presenters are highly experienced in the iCorps program and include:

  • Dr. Rathindra DasGupta, program director, NSF iCorps
  • Keith McGreggor, director, Venture Lab, Georgia Tech
  • Cheryl Vickroy, director, Center for Technology Commercialization, interim associate director, Division of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, UW Extension, iCorps Mentor
  • Dr. Debora Rodrigues, assistant professor, Environmental Engineering, UH, iCorps Principal Investigator
  • T.J. Wainerdi, business director, Energy Research, Mechanical Engineering, UH, iCorps Entrepreneurial Lead

11:30 am

Part One of the IP and Entrepreneurism Series for University of Houston engineering faculty, students and staff will be held on Friday, September 13.

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Engineering faculty, students, and staff are invited and encouraged to attend an important training session on Basics and the Big Idea:

  • Starting a business
  • The Big Idea (aka your Business Pan)
  • Where and Why to incorporate
  • Incorporating
  • Business Organizations — Sole Proprietorships/Partnerships, Corporations, Limited Liability Company
  • Taxes in Texas — Federal v. State, C Corp, S Corp
  • Texas LLCs

The purpose of the new series is to raise awareness and understanding about commercializing research, protecting inventions (aka The Big Idea), liability issues, financing, patents, license agreements, trade secrets, branding, marketing and more.

The training will be provided by Aaron Levine and Matt Todd, partners and co-chairs of the New Ventures & Corporate Transactions Group in locally-based law firm Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg, LLP. Novak et al is a national IP practice with offices in Houston, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Boston, West Palm Beach and Wilmington. Their clients span a diverse group of industries and technologies from electronic commerce, telecommunications to biotech and pharmaceuticals.

Please note that attendees may attend any or all of the sessions. (Attendance of Part One is not a requisite to attend Part Two.)

2:00 pm

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7:30 pm

TCU Nike Invitational

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