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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)…

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…

Senior Patent Licensing Executive Aaron Sauers brings a unique perspective to his role as the Office of Partnerships and Technology Transfer’s intellectual property manager. Aaron is an inventor himself and knows the challenges  — and opportunities  — the patent process can present.

The Office of Partnerships and Technology Transfer will host Cohort 4 of the Fermilab Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Practicum. We are inviting all inventors, creators, and entrepreneurs to participate in this 8-week short course, which is intended for Fermilab researchers interested in connecting their work with direct societal impact. Students will be exposed to core entrepreneurship and commercialization concepts and will have the opportunity to practice their skills through a small team learning environment. As we plan for Cohort 4, we…

The Office of Partnerships and Technology Transfer invites you to join us Thursday, Oct. 14, at 12 noon CST. We will hear from Dr. Aprille Ericsson, Aerospace Engineer and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s New Business Lead for Instrument Systems and Technology. Aprille is the first African American woman to receive a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Howard University, as well as the first African American woman to receive a Ph.D. at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. She is…

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…