Save the date: Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Practicum

When a scientist begins the journey into entrepreneurship, one of the first steps is describing how their innovation will benefit a customer. But how do you ‘find’ those people to talk to?

Just as you might run experiments in engineering or scientific discovery, Cohort 4 of the Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Practicum will teach how to discover the opportunity to find out what they think, what they need, and how they might be able to help (or how they need help) with your technologies. You will also ‘discover’ additional collaborators, funders, and novel project ideas.

Sign up for OPTT’s upcoming Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Practicum and learn how to formulate commercial hypotheses and test them in the real world – with actual industry users, engineers, scientists and funders. Classes begin Thursday, June 23, and run through August 18 in a hybrid format.

Students are encouraged to BYOT, Bring Your Own Technology – or better yet – Bring Your Own Team for the added benefit of applying this skills training to their own innovation. Seats are limited.

For more information and to register for the eight-week course visit:

If you are unavailable on Thursdays, Argonne has a program running on Tuesdays starting June 7. Limited seats are available for Fermilab researchers. Contact Jane Pretkelis for more information.