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September 2020

Kick-Off to Commercialization, a “From Research to Real World: Commercialization Training Series” (webinar)

September 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

Are you a grad student, faculty, or staff member with a unique curriculum, cutting-edge technology, or an innovative idea? Do you have unique expertise or services to offer external partners? Join us for the Commercialization Training Series, a collection of professional development workshops aimed at walking you through the process of defining your idea to delivering a product or service to the world and working with external partners. Participants can earn a completion certificate by attending all four core workshops…

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October 2020

Idea Validation, a ‘From Research to Real World: Commercialization Training Series’ webinar

October 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

Are you a grad student, faculty, or staff member with a unique curriculum, cutting-edge technology, or an innovative idea? Do you have unique expertise or services to offer external partners? Join us for the Commercialization Training Series, a collection of professional development workshops aimed at walking you through the process of defining your idea to delivering a product or service to the world and working with external partners. Participants can earn a completion certificate by attending all four core workshops…

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From Scientist to Shark Tank (online)

October 15, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

For many entrepreneurs, pitching on ABC's "Shark Tank" can be a make or break moment for their startup, so how did one UMaine alum get there? Inspired by the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, Eric Roy took matters into his in own hands and created a specialty water filter to send to the devastated families. Discover how this former Black Bear went from working as a scientist and testing filters in his own bathroom to pitching his new company on Shark Tank and landing…

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December 2020

How to Land Your Dream Internship or Job (online)

December 2, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Have you been wondering how to land your dream internship or job for next summer? Hoping to get your start at a big tech company, startup, or other intriguing business? From Google to an AI injury prevention startup, a global company headquartered in Maine, and an education software startup, you'll hear from the experts about what they look for in a new hire, what you can be doing now, when applying for a position, and during the interview process to…

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MIRTA Demo Day

December 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The University of Maine is pleased to present the Maine Innovation Research and Technology Accelerator's third cohort of faculty-led teams. Through grants awarded by the University of Maine System Research Reinvestment Fund, four teams of faculty, staff and students completed an intensive program to accelerate the development of their research into commercial-ready products. Teams participated in many activities including customer discovery, market analysis, prototype development, and technology evaluation to develop strategies for commercialization. Interested parties are invited to come and listen as the 2020 MIRTA Cohort showcase their journey through the accelerator…

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January 2021

Commercialization Training Series: Do You Have a Unique Curricula, Cutting-Edge Technology, Innovative Idea, or Unique Expertise/Services To Offer External Partners? (online)

January 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

Join the Office of Innovation and Economic Development for the Commercialization Training Series, which is a collection of professional development workshops aimed at walking you through the process of defining your idea to delivering a product or service to the marketplace. Participants can earn a completion certificate by attending all four core workshops and two of the six electives.   Get your feet wet with the Commercialization Training Series at the "Kick-Off to Commercialization" workshop on Jan. 28, where you'll learn the fundamentals of research commercialization in…

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February 2021

Commercialization in Education, Humanities and Social Sciences (online)

February 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This workshop debunks the common myth that research commercialization is restricted to STEM-related disciplines. We’ll explore opportunities to commercialize research in education, humanities and the social sciences, covering institutional and external support resources and giving you the lowdown on licensing, educational toolkits, publishing, startup companies, industry partnerships and more. Click here to RSVP. From Research to Real World: Commercialization Training Series.  

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March 2021

From Student to Software Entrepreneur (online)

March 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Many people aspire to be entrepreneurs, but what does it take to go from being a college student to a successful entrepreneur? Eight years ago Luke Thomas was just finishing up his undergrad career at UMaine, and now he’s the founder of a software company that’s raised more than $2.6 million in investment. During an interactive, virtual session hosted by UMaine's Foster Center for Student Innovation, discover how this former Black Bear went from being a marketing student to starting Friday, a platform that…

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IP Bootcamp (online)

March 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This workshop is meant to give faculty, staff and students a broad overview of intellectual property by diving deep into the types of protection. The workshop will also go over standard operating procedures for various commercialization scenarios and the rights and responsibilities of UMaine faculty and researchers. Click here to RSVP. From Research to Real World: Commercialization Training Series.  

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April 2021

Grant writing and Funding Pathways (online)

April 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Moving university research and technology toward commercialization will require capital for additional research and development prior to generating revenue and attracting further investment. There is a range of funding sources available for projects with commercialization potential emerging from UMaine, and this workshop will help you understand the funding landscape and offer best practices for grant writing.  Click here to RSVP. From Research to Real World: Commercialization Training Series.  

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