Do you want to take your research to the next level?
Would you like to find additional sources of funding?
Are you interested in turning 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. Michael Blanda, Interim 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 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.
This workshop supports the university’s goal to achieve significant progress in research and creative activity as measured by national standards by expanding support to the research community.
Dr. Michael Blanda, Interim Associate Vice President for Research and Federal Relations
Dr. J. R. Minifie, Director, Service-Learning Excellence Program and Professor, Management and Co-PI for The Texas State I-Corps Site for Entrepreneurship
Dr. Jennifer Irvin, Director, Materials Science Engineering and Commercialization Program and Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry and PI for The Texas State I-Corps Site for Entrepreneurship
Weston Waldo, National I-Corps Facilitator Consultant