Panel: Spinning Academic Research into Startup Companies

Timeslot: Friday, April 13, 2018 - 1:45pm to 3:45pm
Track: Career and Commercialization
Room: Grand Ballroom B


The process of spinning academic research into startup companies is challenging and the success rate of academic startups is very low. A main cause to the low success rate is a lack of knowledge of the process, which leads to unrealistic expectations and inadequate planning. The purpose of this session is to educate scientists on how to spin academic research into startup companies and what common challenges to expect during the process. We plan to invite 3-4 guest speakers who had been through this process successfully to each give a presentation and answer questions. The speakers will share their experiences and give their advices. We hope this session will help to improve the success rate of converting academic research into products.