Wildcatalyst Seminar: A Conversation About... University/Industry Strategic Partnerships

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Alpha Loft at the UNH ECenter, 21 Madbury Road, Durham, NH

4:30 – 5:30     Seminar
5:30 – 6:30     Networking

For March’s Wildcatalyst Seminar, we will be discussing the development of effective and valuable university/industry strategic partnerships.

University/industry partnerships have a host of mutual benefits like increased student involvement, new educational opportunities, product development, industry growth, and economic development. We’ve asked UNH’s own sr. director of strategic partnerships Ellen Christo and Peter Egelston, owner of Smuttynose Brewing Company, to lead the conversation as they share their recent experiences working together to brew and launch a beer in celebration of UNH’s 150th anniversary and talk about their collaborative efforts to build and strengthen UNH’s capacity to support NH's fast-growing craft beer industry.

They will discuss:

  • Initiating strategic partnerships
  • Key issues at different stages of the partnership journey
  • Mutual benefits
  • Overcoming common challenges
  • Key lessons learned
  • Opportunities moving forward
  • And more!

We'll also be celebrating the release of the 150th anniversary beer that has been named "1866" in honor of the year of UNH's founding. We'll have some at the seminar for attendees to try as well as a selection of Smuttynose's other delicious brews.


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Who Should Attend

  • Anyone interested in start-ups, early stage ventures, or curious how to convert an idea into something real
  • Anyone interested in innovation and UNH research
  • Industry professionals
  • Students, faculty, and staff
  • Seasoned business leaders who would like to meet the next generation of business leaders
  • The entire NH community interested in supporting, promoting, and encouraging new companies to start and stay in NH
UNHI Catalyst Series Banner 2015 The Wildcatalyst Seminar Series, hosted monthly during the academic year, is open to all and designed to be a meeting place for innovators, entrepreneurs, service providers, and anyone else interested in how the innovations of today represent the information and opportunities of tomorrow.

This year's theme is A Conversation About...

We are inviting NH businesses to share the innovations, challenges, and pressing issues from within their industry in a conversation with UNH faculty researching in that field. We hope to foster a discussion that highlights the technical challenges and innovations in both industry and academia and opportunities of intersection.

Visit the UNHI website for more information and full videos of past seminar series' presentations.

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