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If you are interested in edge computing, you may be interested in this discussion: The hub88 group has assembled an expert panel to discuss innovations that are disrupting IoT, smart ciities and cellular communications. For further questions, contact Laura Rogas in the Office of Partnerships and Technology Transfer at lrogas@fnal.gov. Moderator: Laura Roman, chief marketing officer of EDJX Panelists: Charles Byers, associate CTO, Industrial Internet Consortium Gordan Reichard, Jr., CEO, ISCO International James Thomason, CTO, EDJX – Product Management and…

On Wednesday, December 16, at 2 p.m. the Office of Partnerships and Technology Transfer will host the second installment of the Fermilab Innovation Lecture Series entitled Science, People, Markets: How Startups Win. Joe Aguilar, director of investment analysis and due diligence, Illinois State Treasury, and Mark Aardsma, managing partner, First Leaf Capital, LLC, will discuss the factors that help lab discoveries become products embraced by the market. In addition to presenting their perspectives, they will engage in a Q&A with…

The Office of Partnerships and Technology Transfer is sponsoring a virtual lecture series in entrepreneurship and commercialization. This series will include successful entrepreneurs, who will tell their stories about taking technologies from a lab to the market. Other topics will include innovative models for lab-industry collaboration from other DOE national laboratories. All Fermilab personnel, users, students and guest researchers are invited to participate in this series.    This webinar will take place on Dec. 16 from 2-3 p.m. CST via…

APPLICATION: 2020-21 POLSKY CENTER I-CORPS PROGRAM The Polsky Center I-Corps Program is a National Science Foundation-funded entrepreneurial program for teams working on ideas in the science, technology, mathematics, and engineering (STEM) fields. Teams including faculty, students, staff and alumni from the University of Chicago, partner institutions, and regional universities may apply for the program. No previous business or entrepreneurship experience is required. Team eligibility requirements include: a minimum of two teammates, co-located in the Chicagoland region, who are committed to attending all…

The fourth annual Fermilab Women’s Tea Talk will be held virtually over Zoom on Wednesday, Oct. 28, from noon to 1 p.m. At the Tea Talk, you will have the opportunity to listen to wonderful Hispanic women talk about how they came to Fermilab, what they like most about their roles and what makes them proud of their Hispanic heritage. There will be a Q&A session at the end. We expect lively discussion and interesting insights. The event is hosted…

The Office of Partnerships and Technology Transfer is sponsoring a virtual lecture series in entrepreneurship and commercialization. This series will include successful entrepreneurs, who will tell their stories about taking technologies from a lab to the market. Other topics will include innovative models for lab-industry collaboration from other DOE national laboratories. All Fermilab personnel, users, students, and guest researchers are invited to participate in this series. Additional webinar topics will be announced soon. The first webinar will take place on…

On November 9, Fermilab, University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory will host an online workshop focusing on strategic opportunities to collaborate on AI research: “Partnering to Advance AI Research & Development.” This event will serve as part one of the two-part “AI + Measurements” collaboration, which aims to forge new connections in research and development. A technical workshop will follow in spring 2021. Speakers will include Cheryl Ingstad, Director of the Artificial Intelligence & Technology Office (AITO) for DOE…

Create Impact With Your Cutting Edge Technology. Introducing: Accelerated I-Corps Program for Data Science The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to introduce a new, accelerated version of the I-Corps program, designed for data scientists. The Accelerated I-Corps Program will span four weeks and provide teams with a $500 grant to support their customer discovery efforts. The program uses experiential education to help data scientists/researchers gain valuable insight into entrepreneurship, starting a business, and/or industry requirements and challenges. Participating data…

Join the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation on Friday, July 24, to learn about the wide range of programs and resources available to support scientists and researchers. During this online event, we will discuss: The technology commercialization process Programs to build entrepreneurial skill sets and explore commercialization Access to Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, who have experience in science and technology start-ups Polsky Center staff focused on supporting scientists Additional ways to engage with Polsky programming The Polsky Center bridges the gap between knowledge and practice, idea and action, and…

Calling all Fermilab innovators! Last chance to enroll in cohort 2 of the Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Practicum!   For this eight-week short course, the Office of Partnerships and Technology Transfer has organized a program of instructors with experience in intellectual property and innovation at Fermilab as well as with the Energy I-Corps program through DOE.   The eight-week short course begins on July 9 and concludes on August 27. In the final module, students will learn about the resources available…