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Industry Engagement with Academic Researchers Workshop
April 18, 2019
1 – 3 p.m.
Applied Research and Development Building – Large Pod
A free workshop for academic researchers on how to work more effectively with industry partners on collaborative and sponsored projects. Open to NAU faculty, staff, and students, as well as to members of the Flagstaff community.
This panel discussion will offer opportunities to ask questions; attendees will also have the opportunity to speak with panelists and share information afterwards.
Participating NAU representatives: Accordion Closed
Cristy Salanga, Patents Manager
Megan Frost, Assistant Vice President (or appointee)
NAU Office of Sponsored Projects
Chris Stevens, Senior Grant and Contract Administrator
Bertrand Cambou, professor of practice of the School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems
Participating industry partners: Accordion Closed
Joe Armstrong, Medical Technology Portfolio Leader at W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. global material science company focused on developing advanced polymers for use in medical, fabric, electronic, aerospace, automotive, pharmaceutical, and other markets.
Ramon Caldas, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Chief Operating Officer at AQST™ Space Systems Group LLC, developers of an innovative, diversified portfolio of space technologies.
Sam Fletcher, Managing Owner of J Walking Y, LLC, a real estate firm specializing in commercial, residential, and raw land.
Jim Harris, Vice President of Business Development at Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), a Phoenix-based non-profit organization dedicated to conducting groundbreaking research with life-changing results.
Milton Mattox, Chief Operating Officer of CipherLoc, a data security solutions company.
David Soto, Managing General Partner of Shift.Creative, which seeks out disruptive technologies to accelerate commercialization in partnership with founders, industry experts, and investors.