Innovative researchers and entrepreneurs with Indiana University connections will speak Oct. 29 about factors critical to their success and how the university can support faculty and students with interests in innovation and commercialization.
The panel will include Richard DiMarchi and Jack Gill, who will receive the first-ever Wylie Innovation Catalyst Medals in a presentation preceding the discussion. Gill is an adjunct professor in the Department of Chemistry in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences. IU Distinguished Professor DiMarchi is the Linda and Jack Gill Chair in Biomolecular Sciences and the Standiford H. Cox Professor of Chemistry in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences.
They will be joined by Hui-Chen Lu, director of the Gill Center for Biomolecular Science, and Michael J. Mirro, chair of the IU Board of Trustees. Simran Trana, IU associate vice president of innovation and commercialization, will moderate the panel.
“The panelists possess a unique depth and breadth of knowledge,” Trana said. “They oversee bleeding-edge research and business initiatives that advance the impact of the life sciences on the general public. They are also successful entrepreneurs who understand the opportunities associated with nurturing innovation and its commercial application for public benefit, with a passion to assist others to have similar success.”
The Oct. 29 event begins at 4 p.m. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required.