“I Might Want To Start a Company – Should I?”

“I Might Want To Start a Company – Should I?”Technology Transfer Educational Series: Feb. 5Helping Researchers Commercialize InnovationThe third of four events in Innovation Gateway’s Technology Transfer Educational Series, “Bridging the Gap Between Academia and Industry,” will be held Feb. 5 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in room 101 of the Pharmacy South Building and will feature Ian Biggs, senior associate director of startupswith Innovation Gateway. Ian will discuss the startup process at UGA and why it can be a useful tool in moving new technologies to the marketplace.Ian has an extensive history in the commercialization of technology, ranging from developing technology for sale in small biotech businesses to purchasing technology in large multinational corporations. He was originally trained as an accountant and worked in the banking world, then transitioned to leading and building businesses globally, as well as running small venture-backed businesses. He was involved in the VC-backed business that commercialized the technology behind Dolly, the first cloned mammal, and a startup developing a new vaccine platform. He has been the principal in purchasing and selling numerous technology-based businesses and has runa large R&D program within a multinational corporation.Innovation Gateway’s Technology Transfer Educational Series, “Bridging the Gap Between Academia and Industry,” is a four-part series that highlights how Innovation Gateway collaborates with UGA researchers to maximize the impact of their discoveries by partnering with industry or helping to launch startup companies to move those discoveries to the marketplace.The event is open toUGA faculty, staff and students. Registration is encouraged. RSVP to Tyler Duggins at tduggins@uga.edu or 706-542-8969.

Tuesday, February 5

Pharmacy South, 101
240 W Green Street, Athens, GA 30602

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