Free Bootcamp on Translational Research and Commercialization Offered for Faculty

The Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship, the Institute of Design (ID), and Chicago-Kent College of Law are partnering to offer a bootcamp on Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m to 1 p.m for faculty who are interested in translational research and commercialization. Take advantage of this great learning opportunity and hear from experienced startup lawyers and entrepreneurs from Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, McAndrews, Utopia Inc., NanoGraf Corporation, Yishi Foods, and more.

Breakfast will be provided. Please click here to RSVP, and you will receive a calendar invite within one to two days with more information.

Block 1: Intellectual Property Basics
Moderated by Maryam Saleh, executive director of the Kaplan Institute

  • What are Illinois Tech’s policies around intellectual property ownership for faculty and students?
  • What are the different types of intellectual property, and why should you protect your intellectual property?
  • What is the cost/benefit of filing for intellectual property?
  • What should you consider when licensing intellectual property from an institution?

Block 2: Business Formation and Funding Your Startup
Moderated by Nancy Kim, Chicago-Kent professor of law and Michael Paul Galvin Chair in Entrepreneurship and Applied Legal Technology

  • When should you raise money and from whom?
  • What are some funding mechanisms to consider—investment vs. debt instrument vs. non-dilutive forms of funding (SBIR/STTR)?

Block 3: Role of Design in Entrepreneurship
Moderated by Anijo Mathew, Dean of the Institute of Design (ID)

  • Why is it important to look beyond the technology to the needs of the user?
  • How can you create sustainable user value that brings long-term ROI for you and your investors?