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"President Obama's Initiative on University Research Commercialization:

How Universities Plan To Respond"

Webinar Series


Sponsored by:
The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), the National Association of Seed and Venture Funds (NASVF) and the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP) representing the venture capitalists (VCs), angel investors and Global 1000 private funders of research commercialization

Technology Transfer Successes at
The University of Wisconsin-Madison

Thursday, March 1, 1:00-1:30 pm ET



The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a leader in transferring technology and ideas into the marketplace. Technology transfer successes at UW-Madison have been made possible in part through the activities of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the University Research Park, the Office of Corporate Relations, and strong school/college engagement in technology transfer activity. UW-Madison researchers have strengths in many areas that have potential for commercialization. A few such areas include medical devices, physical sciences and engineering, pharmaceuticals, clean technology, agriculture, computer science and information technology, and more. UW-Madison is one of the most comprehensive universities in the nation, providing the opportunity to bring together experts in a variety of disciplines to create innovative solutions. This presentation will highlight how UW-Madison entities work collaboratively with each other and with the private sector to bring about commercialization of advances associated with UW research.


Charles B. Hoslet
Executive Director for Strategic partnerships
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Charles Hoslet serves as Executive Director for Strategic Partnerships at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He is responsible for managing and coordinating university efforts related to state government relations, local government and community relations, corporate relations and the Visitor and Information Program. Hoslet also serves as Managing Director of the Office of Corporate Relations, which is responsible for promoting company growth and economic development by facilitating relationships between companies, organizations and entrepreneurs and university faculty, staff and units in areas such as student recruitment, research expertise and technology transfer. Hoslet is the Principal Investigator on a $3 Million grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to expand entrepreneurship education to students across campus, and serves on the Advisory Boards of University Research Park, the Center for International Business, Education and Research, the Waisman Clinical Biomanufacturing Facility, Competitive Wisconsin Inc., the Salvation Army of Dane County and the Wisconsin Technology Council.

From 1997-2003 Hoslet was responsible for directing all state governmental relations efforts for the university, including representing the university before the governor’s office, state legislature and other state agencies. Hoslet also served as Senior Special Assistant to the Chancellor overseeing university relations for UW-Madison from 2001-2003.

Prior to his appointment at the UW-Madison Hoslet served as the Executive Assistant at the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, and began his career in state government in the Office of the Governor, including serving as both Deputy Legal Counsel and Chief Legal Counsel to former Governor Tommy Thompson.

Hoslet, a native of Green Bay, Wisconsin, received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin and his undergraduate degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee.

Allen J. Dines
Assistant Director – New Ventures
Office of Corporate Relations
University of Wisconsin Madison

Mr. Dines is Assistant Director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Office of Corporate Relations (OCR).  The Office of Corporate Relations assists businesses and entrepreneurs in accessing the diverse resources of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison).  As Assistant Director, he works principally with new ventures and private equity.  He serves as Program Manager for OCR’s entrepreneurship programs including its Wiscontrepreneur program ( funded in part under the Kauffman Campuses Program of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Mr. Dines joined the UW-Madison in 2001 bringing with him more than 25 years of experience in industry and entrepreneurial technology businesses.  In his initial position at the university he served as Assistant Director for Business Development, within the Graduate School where his major focus was commercialization of university technology through startup business development and entrepreneurship.  In 2002, Mr. Dines co-founded the Midwest Research University Network (MRUN), an alliance of major Midwest research institutions dedicated to regional cooperation in the commercialization of university research through new business creation ( .  He currently serves as president of MRUN.  He is co-director of the Brinks Innovation Competition which focuses on promoting visibility of high potential Cleantech companies in association with the Midwest Cleantech Conference.  Mr. Dines serves on advisory boards of the Global Midwest Alliance, MERLIN Mentors, UW-Madison Entrepreneurship Association and the UW Student Business Incubator.

Mr. Dines has been involved in three startup ventures, all in the biotechnology sector, two of which he co-founded.  All three companies were acquired by leaders in their respective markets.  Prior to these ventures, Mr. Dines was an Associate and Staff Manager with Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Inc. in Bethesda, MD.

Mr. Dines holds degrees from the University of Michigan including a B.S in Psychology, a Master of Business Administration, and a Master of Regional Planning in Natural Resources.  In 2004, Mr. Dines was named a Wisconsin Idea Fellow by the UW-System President.



In 2012, a new schedule of webinars is lined-up with themes on specific university initiatives and will be expanded to feature issues that arose at the Presidents-Investors Summit in January 18. The updated webinar content will provide a venue for universities to present their programs and for other universities to learn from their peers on strategies that will advance their own programs to contribute to the President’s university research commercialization initiative.

The "President Obama's Initiative on University Research Commercialization: How Universities Plan To Respond" webinar series will have vice-presidents of research at leading universities highlight specific plans for following through on this commitment, in direct response to the President’s call to action.

On September 16, 2011, President Obama announced new steps that will help America's universities and research labs convert ideas into new products, create startups, expand the economy and create high-value 21st century jobs. In coordination with the Administration, 135 university presidents committed to working more closely with industry, investors, and agencies to bolster entrepreneurship, encourage university-industry collaboration, and advance the nation’s social and economic interests. The commitments are aimed at helping achieve the President’s goal of strengthening commercialization of the nearly $148 billion in annual federally-funded research and development.

Each webinar will feature a university to discuss their commercialization initiatives. A Q&A period will be conducted after the presentations for the remainder of the time.

View Slides and Video of Past Webinar/s:

The University of Kansas and The University of Akron
Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The University of Cincinnati and The University of Maryland
Thursday, November 17, 2011

Iowa State University and Emory University
Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Purdue University and Association of American Universities
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The University of Florida and the University of Virginia
Monday, December 5, 2011

University of Alabama-Birmingham and The University of Pittsburgh
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Kansas State University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The University of Missouri
Thursday, February 2, 2012

The University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thursday, March 1, 2012

About the co-organizers:

APLU was founded in 1887, it is a research and advocacy organization of public research universities, land-grant institutions, and state university systems. As the nation’s oldest higher education association, APLU is dedicated to excellence in learning, discovery and engagement. Member campuses enroll more than 3.6 million undergraduate and 1.1 million graduate students, employ more than 670,000 faculty and administrators, and conduct nearly two-thirds of all university-based research, totaling more than $34 billion annually. APLU’s Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Economic Prosperity (CICEP) is focused on: 1) understanding and defining the expanding university role in local and regional innovation; 2) expanding the tools and metrics for universities to measure and explain their role to a wide range of audiences; and 3) gaining a better understanding of the innovation ecologies in which A۰P۰L۰U institutions operate. For more information, visit and

AAU or the Association of American Universities is a nonprofit association of 59 U.S. and two Canadian preeminent public and private research universities.  Founded in 1900, AAU focuses on national and institutional issues that are important to research-intensive universities, including funding for research, research and education policy, and graduate and undergraduate education.


Press References:

America's Universities Growing the Economy With “Lab to Market” Initiatives

Letter to Secretary Locke: Recommendations to Facilitate University-Base Technology Commercialization

AAU and APLU Universities Announce Economic Development Plans


WEBINAR DURATION: Each session is a 30-minute webinar with 15 minutes of presentation and 15 minutes of Q&A.

COST: Free, but registration required by clicking on the Register button above. Your registration is valid for all webinars in this series

HOW TO PARTICIPATE?: This webinar is online. You need a computer with web access for the visual/audio. You may also dial-in using the audio-only telephone number. The call in details and instructions on how to join the webinar will be sent to you via email after you register. Once registered to the webinar you will receive a reminder email 24 hours before the start of the webinar with instructions on how to join.

QUESTIONS TO SPEAKERS: Q&A is conducted by a chat box to the speakers.

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE IN THE WEBINAR?: National and international media, federal and state government officials, venture capitalists, angel investors, Global 1000 companies, industry representatives, university officials, entrepreneurs, tech transfer professionals, students, and university faculty and staff

SLIDES AND VIDEO: The slide presentations and video recording will be available on this page. If you are unable to join the live webinar, you may view the recorded video that will be posted within 24 hours after the scheduled webinar ends.

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