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Things I’m Still Learning About Commercializing Innovations… Over 40 Years Later

November 7, 2019, 2019

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Please join us for the first presentation of the Commercialization Speaker Series!  Designed to support and engage faculty, staff, and trainees to enhance their knowledge of commercialization pathways for health research, this series will focus on the commercialization process from discovery and intellectual property to venture financing and marketing strategies.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • to articulate the discovery to market vs. need to market strategies.
  • to translate 1+1+1 equals more than 3 into a reality rather a cliche.
  • the implications of various forms of dilutive and non-dilutive capital formation and deployment.
  • to identify the characteristics in a “right” partner.

Speaker: Dr. Patrick McNees is a serial entrepreneur with over 40 years of experience developing companies and intellectual property.  He has been responsible for over two dozen inventions and other intellectual property in areas of health care, life sciences, software, and financial services.  He was a Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Strategic Partnerships & Enterprise at the University of Alabama Birmingham.


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