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So you want to be an inventor? April 18-19 workshop will acquaint researchers with commercialization process

Delaware EPSCoR and the Delaware Small Business and Technology Development Center (DSBTDC) are cosponsoring a free workshop titled “The Innovation Process: Science to Commercialization” on April 18–19, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute in Newark.

This workshop is recommended for any faculty member or researcher on campus who is interested in exploring commercial applications for their research.

In addition to providing an overview of the innovation-to-commercialization process, with a panel of successful inventors sharing their first-hand experiences, the workshop will focus on the National Science Foundation’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. These and other federal programs designed to encourage innovation and economic development can be important in enabling the innovation process to move forward. There will also be time allotted during the workshop for one-on-one counseling for researchers who are wondering how to proceed with marketing their innovations. (full article)