MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2013

Invention to Marketplace

Joshua Schuler, Executive Director, Lemelson-MIT Program

Jan/14 Mon 03:00PM-04:30PM 10-105 (Bush Room)


The Lemelson-MIT Program welcomes back its 2005 and 2012 $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize winners, David Berry, MD-PhD, and Miles Barr, PhD

Berry is a partner at Flagship Ventures, and founder of Flagship portfolio companies: LS9, Joule Unlimited, Eleven Biotherapeutics, Seres Health, and Pronutria. Barr is president and CTO of Ubiquitous Energy - a company he founded while finishing his PhD in the Department of Chemical Engineering. Barr co-founded the company with Vladimir Bulović, PhD, Professor of Electrical Engineering in EECS. Bulović holds over 50 U.S. patents, in the area of nano-structured electronics - a majority of which have been licensed and utilized by both start-up and multinational companies, including QD Vision, and Kateeva, which he also founded with his student.

Berry, Barr, and Bulović will describe their inventions and their process of bringing them into the marketplace – including interactions with the Technology Licensing OfficeCome learn about the surprises and lessons they encountered, and hear tips on how to effectively commercialize your ideas and technologies, interact with the media, and bring your academic successes out of the laboratory and into the real world to affect change.

Discussion Moderated by: Joshua Schuler, Executive Director of the Lemelson-MIT Program.



Contact: Shannon O'Brien, 10-110, 617 258-5798, SHANNON1@MIT.EDU