Virtual brown bag: Cohort 4 – Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Practicum

Interested in working with teams to formulate and test hypotheses about the commercial and industrial use of specific Fermilab technologies? Or just looking for new funding for your research?

The Office of Partnerships and Technology Transfer invites all Fermilab employees to attend this virtual brown bag information session to introduce our summer Cohort 4 of the Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Practicum.

Learn more about this 8-week hybrid course taking place Thursday mornings from June 23 through August 18. Participants can expect a hands-on delivery of materials with an emphasis on team projects and presentations to formulate commercial hypotheses and test them in the real world – with actual industry users, engineers, scientists and funders. You will have 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!

Cohort 4 will be delivered by Todd Morrill, a National Instructor for the NSF I-Corps and the Faculty Director at the Bay Area I-Corps Node. Todd has taught the long-form I-Corps LeanLaunch/BMC syllabus more to more than 50 cohorts in technology, technology services, energy, biomedicine and financial services. He designed and adopted the curriculum to Fortune 500 companies, where he has managed, taught and coached more than 475 teams developing services, products and processes.

Successful completion of the course will improve the likelihood of teams participating in full-length Energy I-Corps programs (for example, Energy I-Corps, or NSF I-Corps). Several DOE labs have noted that teams who complete the program also have higher rates of success for Energy I-Corps, for competitive grant applications, and for tech transfer.

Join us on Thursday, May 12, at noon, to find out more! Contact Jane Pretkelis with any questions.

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