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An open discussion of the needs of business leaders and academic researchers as they work together to transition technologies to market.
The highway from research in the laboratory to market success has many detours and on/off ramps that are at best confusing to inventors and the populace. Success from technology-based economic development is the outcome of the efforts of many individuals across the private and public economic development ecosystem.
In this session we will highlight the issues of technology-based economic development, including legal, capital and service provider solutions that have been successfully employed to lower barriers to innovation-driven economic development. In addition to the social and economic aspects derived from the development of human capital at universities, panel members will discuss the significant contributions to job creation and economic vitality in the communities where our campuses are located and the diffusion of this economic impact across the state.
Michael Nichols, vice president for research and economic development, University of Missouri
Steve Wyatt, vice provost for economic development, University of Missouri-Columbia
Brian Clevinger, managing director, Prolog Ventures
Keith Strassner, director, Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Kevin Sweeney, chair, Life Sciences Practice Unit, Polsinelli Shughart P.C.
Andrea F. Sellers, partner, Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP, Kansas City, Mo.
Paul Dale, chief of surgical oncology at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and Ellis Fischel Cancer Center