Announcing the 2012-2013 Innovation Catalyst Seminar Series

Announcing the 2012-2013 Innovation Catalyst Seminar Series

Sep 18, 2012

The Office for Research Partnerships & Commercialization is excited to kick-off the Innovation Catalyst Seminar Series for the Fall 2012 – Spring 2013 academic year.  Hosted monthly, the Series allows for the discussion of issues and case studies, led by experienced speakers, that are common interest and relevant to technology invention and commercialization.  The idea for this informative series was first introduced to UNH in early 2011 by Marc Sedam, Executive Director, as a way to increase the awareness and understanding of the role that intellectual property plays in fostering a creative and innovative culture. 

The theme of this year’s seminars will focus on “Innovations in…” various sectors that are important in New Hampshire and opportunities for growth within those segments.  The September 27th seminar, Innovations in Medical Devices, will be presented by Suzanne Foster, Vice President and General Manager of Medtronic Advanced Energy, LLC.  Medtronic is a global technology company that develops and markets advanced energy devices used in surgical procedures.  Their products are sold throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.  Medtronic completed an acquisition of Salient Surgical Technologies in August 2011, thereby broadening their portfolio of innovative surgical products to meet their global customer and patient needs.  Suzanne will discuss the acquisition of Salient and how the company views the next horizon in devices.

All seminars will be held on the UNH campus in the Elliott Alumni Center – 1925 Room (directions).  The seminars are free and open to the public.  Please stay after the seminar for an opportunity to engage with University researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, staff, students and local business leaders; refreshments will be provided. 

For additional information on upcoming seminar dates and topics, please visit the Innovation Catalyst Seminars page on the University’s Research website.  You may also contact me with any questions or comments at   

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