The conference took place on Wednesday, September 18, at the IUPUI Campus Center. The event was free and open to all IU faculty, staff and students; members of economic development organizations; and industry representatives.
Chandan K. Sen, PhD, Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering (ICRME) Executive Director, lead a panel discussing 16 Tech, a consortium of offices, laboratories, housing, and retail space, as well as Indiana’s technology ecosystem. Panel participants included Mervin C. Yoder, MA, MD, Director Emeritus of ICRME
This year’s event included TEDx-like presentations called Jag-Talks, during which Sen presented a talk called “The Academic Innovator.” Sen discussed how the academic environment is not especially designed for innovators, yet increasingly more faculty are finding a way to succeed in that field. His talk addressed the unique challenges and opportunities that faculty face while aspiring to be innovators in an academic environment.
The conference concluded with a networking/poster session and booths featuring campus and industry service providers.
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Marco Gutierrez is a communications coordinator for the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he supports the Department of Surgery and the Office of Strategic Communications. Before joining the Office of Strategic Communications, Marco worked for...