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Thursday, April 11

4:00pm EDT

Success Stories: Turning UGA Research into Products
Explore and celebrate UGA’s success in bringing scientific discoveries to the marketplace. Hear firsthand from UGA researchers and entrepreneurs who turned their research breakthroughs into new products and businesses that drive economic development!

Innovation Gateway's annual Technology Transfer Educational Series, "Bridging the Gap Between Academia and Industry," is a four-part series that highlights how Innovation Gateway collaborates with UGA researchers to maximize the impact of their discoveries by partnering with industry, or helping to launch startup companies, to move discoveries from the lab or field to the marketplace.

The fourth and final event in the series, “Success Stories: Turning UGA Research into Products,” will feature an exclusive panel of UGA researchers and entrepreneurs sharing their licensing and startup success stories and experiences, followed by questions from the audience. 

The one-hour panel discussion will be followed by a networking reception with refreshments. Space is limited and registration is encouraged. RSVP to Tyler Duggins at tduggins@uga.edu or 706-542-8969.

Joe Bouton, Emeritus Professor, UGA Department of Crop and Soil Sciences; Developer of new cultivars of forage and bioenergy crops

Dan Geller, Public Service Associate in the College of Engineering; co-inventor of a renewable fire-starter technology; leader of the Renewable Technical Assistance Program; and Chief Technology Officer of Kindercore Vinyl

Robert Woods, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Chemistry; President and Co-Founder of Lectenz® Bio

Song Kue, Inventor and UGA alumna; Founder of MiraBlue Bio LLC

Rachael Widener, Senior Licensing Manager, Innovation Gateway

Thursday April 11, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Cine 234 W Hancock Avenue, Athens, Georgia
Tuesday, April 16

5:00pm EDT

Free Money: Startup Funding Fireside Chat
Free Money: Startup Funding Fireside Chat is an interactive event that will introduce attendees to the different types of funding available to research-based startup companies. Three panelists will discuss funding opportunities and programs for startups and answer your candid questions. The panel discussion and Q&A will be followed by a networking reception.

Ashley Cornelison
Operations Director, Venture Development, Georgia Research Alliance

Colin Ake
Regional Lead Instructor, I-Corps South

Connie Casteel
SBIR/STTR Catalyst, Advanced Technology Development Center, Georgia Institute of Technology

Tim Martin
Associate Director-Startups, Innovation Gateway, University of Georgia

RSVP to Christy Anderson (christy5@uga.edu) if you plan to attend, but please feel free to come regardless! Brought to you by UGA's Innovation Gateway

Tuesday April 16, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Studio 225 225 West Broad Street, Athens, Georgia 30601
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