Why Settle? Networking Your Way to Greater Innovation
 

Why Settle? Networking Your Way to Greater Innovation

September 5 (Thursday)
Noon - 1:30 p.m. EDT
Presenter:
Erin Kelley, MBA, MA – STEM to Market, Association for Women in Science
 
*FREE WEBINAR* (for Members, Non-members will be charged $50)
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What It’s All About
US-based tech transfer offices have supported the contribution of more than $591 billion to the gross domestic product since 1996—but could it have been more? Typical academic commercialization pathways sometimes miss underrepresented entrepreneurs, leaving research in the lab and preventing consumers from accessing valuable science and technology.
 
Tech transfer officers help creative, entrepreneurial scientists achieve their goals by developing effective networks. Networks help us access ideas, recruitment sources, partnerships, mentoring opportunities, novel perspectives, capital, and the latest innovations. In this webinar, we will cover the key characteristics of effective networks and provide strategies for both assessing and growing your network.
 
Funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the nation’s leader in entrepreneurship innovation, S2M has been used to develop and test promising practices for inclusive decision-making, advancing STEM founders from groups that have often been overlooked by entrepreneurial support. 
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the characteristics of effective networks and outreach/engagement strategies
  • Begin to identify areas of improvement
  • List strategies for increasing network effectiveness
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