Minnesota Innovation Partnerships, or MN-IP, is a new and unique approach to the way the University of Minnesota handles intellectual property arising from research projects funded by business and industry partners. This webinar will review the process that led to the creation of MN-IP, including feedback that was received from internal and external stakeholders, and how the University of Minnesota overcame obstacles that were identified at peer institutions. The specific terms and conditions of MN-IP will also be covered.
About the Presenters and Moderator:
Jay is the Executive Director of the University of Minnesota Office for Technology Commercialization. OTC is responsible for mining the University for key inventions and determining the best route to commercialization, either in the form of technology licenses or startup companies. Prior to his arrival at the University in 2007, Schrankler spent 26 years at Honeywell where he held key management and executive roles in the Aerospace and in the Automation and Control Solutions businesses. Prior to his career at Honeywell, Schrankler worked in engineering positions at 3M and Unisys Corp.
Jay is an alum of the University of Minnesota, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He also holds master’s degrees in electrical engineering and in computer science from the University of Wisconsin and has completed executive management certifications at Harvard University and UCLA.
Leza is a Technology Strategy Manager in Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Minnesota Office for Technology Commercialization. She has more than five years of experience in product marketing and product development. Before joining the University in 2006, Leza was a product manager (marketing) of process analytical technologies at Thermo Electron Corporation, an analytical instrumentation company, where she worked with customers from a variety of manufacturing industries, including pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and chemical.
Leza has a master’s in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and bachelor’s in chemistry from Binghamton University - State University of New York.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ATTENDEES:
WEBINAR DURATION: Each session is a 90-minute webinar with 60 minutes of presentation and 30 minutes of Q&A.
COST:Free, but registration required by clicking on the Register button above.
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?:Angel investors, venture capitalists, large companies, entrepreneurs, SBIR companies, federal lab researchers, federal agency representatives, and others who want to learn more about Minnesota Innovation Partnerships
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.