VIDEO: How to Collaborate with Universities and National Labs as Partners in Innovation

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago, in partnership with Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, recently hosted a webinar for Current’s Chicago Water Week.

The panel highlighted various opportunities for research collaborations and how to gain access to state-of-the-art research facilities and innovative technologies from the University of Chicago, Argonne, and Fermi.

“Polsky is a gateway to access the University of Chicago,” said Bill Payne, executive director of science and technology at the Polsky Center, describing the best ways in which to engage with the University.

Mauricio Suarez, deputy head of technology development and industry engagement at Fermilab, and Phil Smith, a business development executive at Argonne, also spoke to their roles in technology transfer and supporting collaboration with outside partners.

Among these includes the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Greater Chicago, which worked with both Argonne and Fermilab to further its efforts. Jennifer Wasik, assistant director of monitoring and research at MWRD detailed the benefits of working with the labs and what the process was like.

Additionally, the panelists gave an overview of specific water-related capabilities and intellectual property that is currently available for licensing.

For the full discussion, see the video recording below >>

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