STEM Innovation and Technology Commercialization Class

Taught by Texas Innovation Center Executive Director Van Truskett, this course is designed to provide practical tools and know-how when thinking about STEM-focused innovation and technology commercialization.

“STEM Innovation and Technology Commercialization” will introduce concepts of Needs-Driven Innovation (derived from Stanford’s Biodesign), address the role of intellectual property protection and its link to the knowledge economy; look at the creation of a pitch deck for STEM technologies; explore technology commercialization in STEM sectors like energy, medical devices, software security, materials and others; examine the anatomy of SAFE and convertible notes; and discuss other relevant topics to empower and inform a developing entrepreneur. Students will participate in lectures and discussions with specialized guest speakers. Minority and underrepresented students are encouraged to register.