We are at a great turning point in the modern research university. At the center of this disruption is a drive to combine interdisciplinary, use-inspired research with an entrepreneurial focus in an effort to accelerate the invention and commercialization of breakthrough technologies that solve the world’s most pressing problems.
Join us for a discussion on how the Office of Innovation at Rice University is creating game-changing tech startups at speed and scale through public-private partnerships between industry, government, and the broader academic community.
The short presentation will be followed by a panel to discuss Innovation in Institutions of Higher Education from points of view including academia, startups, and industry.
Rice Office of Innovation – Paul Cherukuri, Vice President for Innovation, Adjunct Professor, Management and Entrepreneurship
- Paul Cherukuri, Vice President for Innovation, Adjunct Professor, Management and Entrepreneurship (moderator)
- Michelle Stansbury, Vice President, Innovation and IT Applications, Houston Methodist
- Matthew Wettergreen, Director of Global Medical Innovation, Associate Teaching Professor in Bioengineering
- Vesna Mirkovic, Intellectual Property Advisor, Chevron Technology Ventures