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Meeting Announcement: Entrepreneurship and Technology Commercialization

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Power and Energy, Power Electronics, Computer, and Consumer Electronics
Societies Joint Meeting, Co-sponsored with San Diego State University (SDSU)

Entrepreneurship and Technology Commercialization:
Experiences and Best Practices from SDSU 
Speaker:  Frank Steensnaes, Lavin Entrepreneurship Center at SDSU

Abstract:  
How do you create value with a new technology? Sounds obvious, but why then, do so many new innovations fail to make it to market and produce value for the developer? This presentation will cover the concept of value and best practices for technology commercialization drawing on experience from Federal, State and private industry programs. Specific topics covered include customer learning, value proposition design, business models, and funding. We’ll look at some successful energy technology developers – what’s worked for them, and their roads to commercialization. We’ll also look at how the university is working in an environment where students and faculty are increasingly aware of and working to take advantage of the opportunities that await them as entrepreneurs. We’ll finish with some thoughts on what lies ahead for the energy industry in terms of new technologies and opportunities.

Speaker Bio:
Frank Steensnaes is the Grants Manager at the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center at San Diego State University. Responsibilities have included Federal and State grant-funded technology and business development programs for Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Small Business Administration, as well as the California Energy Commission. He is currently the Program Administrator of the Energy Innovations Small Grant Technology Transfer Program and is actively involved with the Zahn Innovation Center and the NSF-funded CSU I-Corps Biotechnology program. Frank has a background as a business consultant to emerging technology companies providing business and technology commercialization planning and implementation services, as well as financial modeling. He is a Business Candidate from the Norwegian School of Management, and holds a Master of Science in Business Administration from SDSU.

Location:
5701 Hardy Ave, San Diego, CA 92115
Extended Studies Center building
Park in Structure 2 (Permit will be available from top of parking structure)
We’ll get parking permits for the attendees. If more than 45 parking permits are required, there’s an on-campus parking structure down the street with parking for $1/hour.
https://sunspot.sdsu.edu/map/display.cgi?new_loc_id=1078

Agenda:
Social/food  6 – 6:30pm
Talk at 6:30, followed by Q & A

Cost:
free for all attendees

RSVP:
Note: RSVP is not required, but recommended, so that we can order sufficient food:
registration

Questions:
Nick Abi-sambra nabisamra@gmail.com
or
Hassan Baklou baklou@ieee.org

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