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Technology Commercialization and Venturing Workshop
Co-sponsored with the
Center for Future Energy Systems and the Lally School of Management and Technology

Thank you for coming.
Presentations are available to the RPI Community

This informative day-long session is for university-based researchers who are interested in commercializing technology, or becoming involved with a technology-based venture.

The Workshop will focus on models and strategies for bringing a technology out of the academic laboratory into a new venture, and the various roles a university researcher might play in the process. Topics will include intellectual property strategy and valuation; making the decision to start a business; different models for funding and growing a business; government programs for funding and technical assistance; venture capital financing and other resources. Entrepreneurs who have started companies based on Rensselaer technology will share their experiences and perspectives.

The RPI community and other university researchers are invited to join us. There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required.

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Workshop Schedule

September 13, 2006
Technology Commercialization and Venturing

October 18, 2006
Fuel Cell Manufacturing

Fuel Cell Manufacturing Workshop

October 18 , 2006
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (sign-in starts at 8:00)
Russell Sage Dining Hall, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Thank you for attending.
For more information on the results of this workshop and the Fuel Cell Stack Assembly Consortium now being organized, contact
Ray Puffer.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is pleased to sponsor and host a Fuel Cell Manufacturing Workshop on October 18, 2006 at the Rensselaer campus in Troy, New York. The primary focus of this workshop will be on the identification of technical challenges and priorities for research on fuel cell stack assembly, as a prelude to the formation of a fuel cell stack assembly research consortium.

The Workshop will bring together representatives from industry, academe and government to review and anticipate technical challenges for the economical assembly of PEM fuel cell stacks, both for specialty and mass market applications. Participants will have the opportunity to preview and help develop the R&D agenda for PEM fuel cell manufacturing as well as establish communication channels with other stakeholders.

The Workshop program will feature presentations laying out price and volume roadmaps for fuel cell technology adoption, a review of current completed, and planned fuel cell manufacturing R&D programs, followed by technical sessions on stack assembly methods and technologies that must be developed to meet those expectations. Tours of Rensselaer's fuel cell manufacturing laboratories will also be scheduled.

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