The next program in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Speaker Series will feature a presentation by David Greenslade on innovation, intellectual property, and commercialization. The program is free and open to the public. It starts at 2:00 p.m. May 29 in Shaw-Smyser, room 115, at Central Washington University.
Greenslade is a commercialization manager at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland where he captures, evaluates, protects and markets PNNL inventions for its microtechnology, sensor, manufacturing, nuclear, environmental, and mechanical/electrical device technology. He is responsible for structuring and negotiating intellectual property and commercialization terms-of-research contracts and technology transfer agreements.
The speaker series, sponsored in part by the Herbert B. Jones Foundation of Seattle, is hosted by the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I4IE), one of four centers in CWU’s College of Business.
“The speaker series is designed to bring successful business professionals to CWU to share their experiences and perspectives about the varied dimensions of the entrepreneurial ecosystem,” said Roy Savoian, director of the I4IE. “Greenslade’s presentation will focus on creativity and innovation and how they can go together in bringing entrepreneurial ventures to commercial reality.”
The presentation will include many examples of PNNL research that have provided solutions to problems in the marketplace.
The I4IE was established in September 2011. It provides assistance to community members who are interested in starting their own business by serving as a hub for knowledge, resources, and innovation and entrepreneurial activities.
Entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, angel investors, retired business executives and other business professionals and experts form the resource base for I4IE. Many serve on its Advisory Group. Greenslade is a founding member of the institute’s Advisory Group, along with Roland “Sandy” Wheeler, the co-inventor of Bow-Flex, co-founder of the Nautilus Group and a CWU graduate.
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