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Do you want to take your research to the next level?
Would you like to find additional sources of funding?
How about turn your research into a successful business?
Anyone interested in developing an idea, concept, or technology is encouraged to come to this workshop.

Attendees will hear from Dr. Walter Horton, Associate Vice President for Research and Federal Relations, about the university’s goals of increasing external grant funding and applied research efforts, as well as how the university handles intellectual property. Attendees will also learn about how they can participate in Texas State’s National Science Foundation funded Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Site for Entrepreneurship that cultivates and supports Visionaries, Innovators, & Problem Solvers (VIPs) by teaching them how to identify novel commercial applications for an idea or technology. Attendees will hear success stories about Texas State I-Corps participants that were selected to participate in nation-wide I-Corps training and compete for federal grant funding. They will also find out how to participate in the Texas State I-Corps cohort training and apply for mini-grants to transition their research.

Presented by:
Dr. Walt Horton, Associate Vice President for Research & Federal Relations, Chief Research Officer at Texas State University
Dr. Jennifer Irvin, Director, Materials Science Engineering & Commercialization Program,
Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, and PI Texas State I-Corps Site for Entrepreneurship
Dr. Jana Minifie, Professor, Management and Facilitator Texas State I-Corps Site for Entrepreneurship
Weston Waldo, National I-Corps Facilitator Consultant

Zoom Link: https://txstate.zoom.us/j/95427943787

90 minutes
Faculty Development