Developing Career and Leadership Skills for Innovation in Science and Engineering
Fall 2011 Programs
All programs take place in the LRSM Reading Room.
October 25th 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Imagining the Future of Technology and Leading Innovation
Michael Tomczyk, Mack Center for Technological Innovation, Wharton School
Michael Tomczyk spends a great deal of time thinking about where innovation will lead us in the future. He spends even more time working with the people who drive these innovations and who then press on to the next horizon beyond that. This seminar launches the Leadership in Science and Engineering certificate program. The focus will be the innovation landscape, making sense of how emerging technologies arise, and strategies that enhance innovation and speed technologies into the marketplace. Applications to nanotechnology, biotechnology, medicine, and materials science will be discussed. This program will challenge you to think about your role in leading innovation in science and engineering. Michael Tomczyk is the author of the forthcoming book, NanoInnovation: What Every Manager Should Know (Wiley, VCH).
November 8th and December 6th 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Managing Discoveries, Inventions and Start-ups
Tomas Isakowitz, Center for Technology Transfer
Tomas Isakowitz directs the CTT Fellows programs and will coordinate this three-part seminar focusing on technology commercialization. The first session will provide an overview to the technology transfer process that moves ideas from the laboratory bench to the marketplace. The second session will cover patents and provide practical experience reading and analyzing actual patents and related documents covering issues about intellectual property from invention, filing a disclosure, and patent protection. A third session will take place in January or February 2012 and will discuss issues related to beginning and managing start-ups.
|I will attend the following:||October 25, 2011 at 4:00 PM|
|November 8, 2011 at 6:00 PM|
|December 6, 2011 at 6:00 PM|
|ALL three events|