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UK to Host Bench-2-Business Event at Gatton on May 10

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 26, 2017) If you have ever wanted to learn more about viable pathways towards commercialization of intellectual property, an upcoming gathering on the University of Kentucky campus is designed for you.  

The Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship, part of the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics, and UK’s Office of Technology Commercialization are co-hosting a Bench-2-Business (bench to business) focused networking event from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, in Woodward Hall (Room 307) in the Gatton College. This event is open not only to UK researchers, faculty and students, but also to the region’s entrepreneurial/investor community, especially those individuals who are interested in learning more about licensing as a workable pathway for commercialization of an idea or technology.

A presentation by guest speaker Paul Stewart, of PASCO Ventures LLC, will focus on global best practices in technology transfer and Bench-2-Business models, and how to develop strategies to implement licensing.

“This event will be very educational and insightful for those individuals who seek to learn more about taking early stage ideas and/or lab-related studies into the marketplace,” said Warren Nash, executive director of the Von Allmen Center. “The B2B setting also provides a great networking opportunity for both university and community entrepreneurs to come together and exchange ideas, and discuss challenges which they may be facing in their own entrepreneurial journey.”

Light hors d’oeuvres will be served at the event.

Admission is free and faculty, researchers, post docs, staff, students, investors and community members are invited. An RSVP is required due to limited seating capacity. Click here to register.




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