New, Free Innovation Office Hours for Faculty and Students
with Technology-Based Research or Business Ideas
http://www.mtech.umd.edu/create/ioh/

Friday, September 2811 a.m.-1 p.m.
Room 2118, Computer Science Instructional Center
No appointment is necessary; you can also register at:
http://www.mtech.umd.edu/create/ioh/register.html

Take the first step toward bringing your research into the commercial
sphere or even starting your own company. Learn from experienced
entrepreneurs on how to impact society by bringing new innovations to
market. Receive free and impartial advice, brainstorm
 business strategies, investigate funding opportunities and learn about
the vast resources available to researchers and entrepreneurs.

For faculty and researchers:

Ever considered applying your research to new disciplines, markets or
industries? Take the first step at Innovation Office Hours. Experienced
entrepreneurs are available to offer advice on how to apply your research
to real world problems. Discussion topics
 can include advice on:

 Technology commercialization/technology transfer
 Government innovation grants
 Technology licensing
 Private sector funding opportunities

For students:
Every business starts as a single idea about how to make the world better.
Every week, experienced entrepreneurs are available to coach you on how to:
 Refine your business idea
 Test market demand
 Tap into funding resources

Entrepreneurs will be in various locations every Friday waiting to meet
with you. No appointment is necessary.  For more information and to view a
full fall schedule, visit: http://www.mtech.umd.edu/create/ioh/