Course 1: Techtrepreneurship 101- Who will own the future
RIT’s College of Engineering Technology & the AT Venture Center have collaborated to create a new education program and learning experience designed to provide our regional businesses and leaders with an overview of the commercialization ecosystem of Western New York; along with suggestions to help your firm avoid the technology Death Valley & Own the Future. Techtrepreneurship-101 is the first course in a series of courses focusing on the education of licensing, commercialization and Techtrepreneurship.
Understanding the Basics of Advanced Technology
Entrepreneurship and Commercialization is a
Proven Pathway to Allow You to Own the Future
Will Your Manufacturing Technology or Service Firm “Own the Future” or
Be Swept Away Like Tumbleweed in a “Technology Dessert”
This workshop is the first offered in a series co-sponsored
by AT Venture Center and RIT’s College of Engineering Technology
(formerly College of Applied Science and Technology)
It is clear to every 21st Century manufacturer and technology service provider that globalization has radically accelerated the pace of Advanced Technology (AT) innovation, the adoption of AT by global manufacturers and the rapid acceptance of new AT products and services by the global marketplace. Global industry giants, like Kodak, and a vast array of small and medium sized enterprises, have been completely uprooted by a combination of tech related factors. The common threads running through nearly all these disruptive changes has been poorly executed commercialization, mistimed product launches or missed AT trends that eventually swept existing technology away like so many tumbleweeds blown away in the Technology Desert. Professor Michael Crowley, a collaborator with the RIT College of Engineering Technology (formerly known as the College of Applied Science & Technology) and the Founder and President of the AT Venture Center and the US-China Center for Advanced Technology Venture Creation, LLC has worked closely with the team at RIT’s College of Engineering Technology in an effort to reexamine the ways that universities can work more closely with the private and public business sectors to help tear down the “silo walls” that may have contributed to the fact that 95% of America’s patents die in the Technology Desert. Breakthrough innovations are currently sitting in technology licensing offices in America’s government funded research labs, research centers and universities simply waiting for ready, willing and able Technology Entrepreneurs to seize their opportunity to “Own the Future.” The most important first step you need to take to “Own the Future” is to have a clear understanding the entire process of the “Art & Science of AT Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization.” Professor Crowley’s approach to teaching you the “Tricks of the Trade” is called Techtrepreneurship™. The first lecture in our series will over all the basic information that you will need to understand each step in the process that generally starts with a scientific idea or concept in a research lab, funded by the government or private industry (or a combination of public and private investment) and moves its way through both the basic research and applied research process until a decision is made to patent that idea – at that point the commercialization and technology entrepreneurship “game is afoot.” Once we know we have a patent that has been, or will likely be, issued to the research institution, we will review how you can avoid the Technology Desert by learning how Techtrepreneurship works by either moving the patent out of the shadows of the licensing offices or by stepping ahead of the commercialization curve by engaging in sponsored research partnerships with the research institutes within the technology ecosystem. Will Your Manufacturing Technology or Service Firm “Own the Future” or Be Swept Away Like Tumbleweed in a “Technology Desert.” This workshop is the first offered in a series co-sponsored by AT Venture Center and RIT’s College of Engineering Technology (formerly College of Applied Science and Technology).
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