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SEMINAR ON BRIDGING THE UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY GAP TO BE HELD AT ODU SEPT. 26

"From Laboratory to Marketplace: Bridging the University-Industry Gap," a seminar designed for academics as well as senior managers in business, industry, the military and government, will be held Sept. 26 at Old Dominion University's Ted Constant Convocation Center.

Aneesh Chopra, Virginia secretary of technology, will be the featured speaker. The seminar, sponsored by the Hampton Roads Technology Council, will include
networking sessions, breakfast and lunch speakers and panel discussions.

Topics will include the publish or perish dilemma, technology licensing, types of intellectual property, key provisions of the Bayh-Dole Act, basic versus applied research, Virginia law and policy on technology, views of state legislators, views of academics and industry leaders, as well as success stories.

Speakers other than Chopra will include State Sen. Jeannemarie Devolites Davis, Del. John Cosgrove, ODU licensing manager Zohir Handy, ODU technology
applications director Jerry Robertson, Jack Ezzell of Zel Technologies, Tim Lockhart of Willcox & Savage law firm, Russ Richards of the U.S. Joint Forces Command, and Bill Wasilenko of Eastern Virginia Medical School.

The seminar will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. The cost of $45 per person includes breakfast and lunch. Registration can be accomplished on line at
www.hrtc.org/events_registration.html.

This article was posted on: September 12, 2006

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