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

Friday, December 7
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Room 1110, Symons Hall
No appointment is necessary; you can also register at: http://www.ioh.umd.edu/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/

--Eric

Eric Schurr
Director of Communications
Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech)
University of Maryland
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