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August 12, 2013

NSF Innovation Corps Workshop – Sept. 12 and 13
Workshop for Faculty and Students Eligible to Receive NSF Funding

University of Houston’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Cullen College of Engineering, and Division of Research are proud to present the upcoming NSF Innovation Corps (iCorps) Workshop on Sept. 12 and 13.

UH faculty and students that receive or are eligible for NSF funding are invited to attend the iCorps Workshop. The NSF iCorps program is designed to foster entrepreneurship, accelerate the commercialization of NSF-funded research, and create a “national innovative ecosystem.” The purpose of the workshop is to inform, raise awareness, and prepare faculty who are interested in participating in the program.

Location

University of Houston Energy Research Park, Building 4 – Conference 110 and Room 104. Free campus bus service to ERP and free parking at ERP (Visitor Parking Available/UH attendees may park in designated areas)

Agenda

September 12 – 1 pm - 4:30 pm

iCorps Workshop will include an overview by the NSF of the program, the connection between the iCorps approach and the “Lean University,” and a panel session with iCorps experienced researchers and participants.

TIME PRESENTATION

1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Intro to iCorps
Presented by Dr. Rathindra DasGupta, program director, NSF iCorps

iCorps Nuts and Bolts
Presented by Keith McGreggor, director, Georgia Tech VentureLab

Panel session: iCorps in Action
Panelists:

  • Debora Rodrigues, assistant professor, Environmental Engineering, UH, iCorps Principal Investigator
  • Cheryl Vickroy, director, Center for Technology Commercialization, interim associate director, Division of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, UW Extension, iCorps Mentor
  • T.J. Wainerdi, business director, Energy Research, Mechanical Engineering, UH, iCorps Entrepreneurial Lead

September 13 – 9 am - 11:30 am

Morning Session for Business & Community Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Investors will feature a morning session on the iCorps mentor program for Houston-based entrepreneurs and investors.

TIME PRESENTATION

9 - 11:30 am

Intro to iCorps
Presented by Dr. Rathindra DasGupta, program director, NSF iCorps

The iCorps Mentor: Inside Seat for Cutting Edge Technology and Inventions
Presenters:

  • Keith McGreggor, director,Venture Lab,Georgia Tech
  • Cheryl Vickroy, director, Center for Technology Commercialization, interim associate director, Division of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, UW Extension, iCorps Mentor

Registration

Click here to register for one or both of the sessions

Information about iCorps

For Information

Please contact Lisa Robertson, executive director of external relations at the Cullen College of Engineering.