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Technology Commercialization Clinic 2012

Friday, October 12, 9:30am – 2:15pm

UMC 415-417

The Tech Commercialization Clinic (TCC) is designed to provide training and resources for research commercialization to CU graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. The TCC supplements the entrepreneurship programming available on the CU-Boulder campus through organizations like the New Venture Challenge, Silicon Flatirons and the Deming Center’s NLab by offering information tailored specifically to the process forming companies based on university research.

Topics covered in this 4-hour clinic include:

  • Personal Perspective: Chris Perkins talks about co-founding Copernican Energy as a chemical engineering grad student in 2006, to commercialize solar thermal biomass gasification technology developed in Alan Weimer’s lab. In 2008 the company was acquired by Sundrop Fuels, where Chris now directs R&D.
  • Step By Step: how to start a company based on CU research, from invention disclosure to option & license agreements, plus mentors and help available pre- and post-licensing (Innovation Center of the Rockies, NLab, and TTO resources)
  • Hands-on Breakout: Meet one-on-one with domain experts in biotech, computer science, electronics and optics, cleantech and materials science to talk about your research and its commercialization possibilities


This event is free and open to CU faculty, grad students and postdocs from all campuses. We will provide coffee/pastries and lunch – RSVP requested via email or at 303-735-6645.


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