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For further information contact:
Isabelle Gorrillot, D.Sc.
Assoc. Dir. for Technology Transfer
Research & Sponsored Programs
(937) 775-2651
Fax (937) 775-3781


9:00 Registration opens - Student Union, Atrium (Basement Level)
10:15 Opening of the Technology Forum "From invention to Market" - Student Union, Atrium tribune (Basement level)
10:15-10.20: President Goldenberg's Welcome
10.25-10.40: "Cru 2005: our new inventors"
10.40-10.45: Introduction of our Event speakers: Mr. Valente, Dr. Gruetzmacher, and Mrs. Howard
10:45-11:15 Update of the Third Frontier Programs
Patrick Valente, Deputy Director, Ohio Department of Development: Student Union, Atrium tribune
Mr. Valente will update us on the most recent programs created by the Ohio Department of Development within the scope of Governor Taft's Third Frontier initiative, which are designed to boost economic transition and growth in Ohio.
11:15-12:00 Opening of the Invention Showcase - Student Union Atrium Visit the booths , interact with inventors, learn about our inventions, network
12:00 - 14:00 LUNCH - Buffet, Student Union Multipurpose Room (Apollo), (ground level)
Featured Keynote Speaker: Dr. Robert Gruetzmacher
"Value of University-Industry partnerships: DuPont Model"
Dr. Gruetzmacher, an Ohio alumni, will outline the various aspects of the innovative program established at DuPont to encourage sustainable university-industry partnerships in order to advance technological progress and increase competitiveness in a broad range of technology sectors. Such program integrates all aspects of university-industry partnerships from training and internships, research competitions for various sponsored research programs, and technology licensing.
14:30- 15:15 "The Dayton Entrepreneurial Landscape: Finding the Resources that You need" Christina Howard, Vice President of Entrepreneurial Development Student Union, Atrium tribune (basement level)
15:15 Adjourn.


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