The Faculty Commons and the Office of Research Administration & Development (RAD) are sponsoring an introductory seminar for USM faculty and staff on how to commercialize discoveries and inventions in an academic environment.
The guest speaker will be Kris Burton, Director of Technology Commercialization, University of Maine Department of Industrial Cooperation. She will be discussing the process of moving technology out of the University and into the world and share some of her experiences helping faculty, staff and students commercializing their work.
Leonard Agneta, Center for Law and Innovation, Maine Patent Program, University of Maine School of Law, will also be presenting.
Terry Shehata, Office of Research Administration & Development, will provide an overview of the current Commercialization Gap Fund competition immediately following the presentations. For more information on the seminar, visit the Faculty Commons’ website.