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REACH for Commercialization

REACH for Commercialization – Inspiring Female Entrepreneurship at Ohio State and Beyond

REACH, a signature program of our 2008 NSF ADVANCE grant, Project CEOS, develops the entrepreneurial capacity of women faculty.

REACH Networking Event, August 21, 2014

Faculty members want their research to make a difference, yet most view the end product of their efforts as the referred publication or conference presentation. Engaging in commercialization activities can extend the REACH of research activities.

Ohio State ADVANCE is pleased to offer REACH for Commercialization 2017, a series of four workshops designed to help women faculty and post-doctoral scholars explore commercialization as a means of expanding the impact of their research. Initially offered by Ohio State’s NSF ADVANCE grant Project CEOS, REACH 2017 will be the fifth cohort of women faculty to complete the workshop series.

Workshop One: Visioning Impact from Research- Friday, January 27, 2017

This workshop provides background on commercialization and will feature successful women entrepreneurs at Ohio State. Participants will explore their own research programs, identify potential ideas for commercialization and discuss the benefits and challenges of commercialization.

Workshop Two: Learning the Landscape- Friday, February 24, 2017

Participants will learn how Ohio State’s Technology Commercialization Office (TCO) and Rev1 Ventures can help turn research, ideas, inventions and technologies into business opportunities and products that make an impact in the local and global marketplace.

Workshop Three: Building a Team- Friday, March 24, 2017

Participants will gain an understanding of their leadership style, strengths and gaps, and the process of building an effective team in order to bring their innovation to the marketplace.

Workshop Four: Understanding the Funding Lifecycle- Friday, April 21, 2017

Participants will engage with experts from the Technology Commercialization Office, Rev1 Ventures, other university experts and industry to understand the funding lifecycle and the funding sources available for bringing their innovation to the marketplace.

All workshops will be held 1:30-5:00pm at Rev1 Ventures, 1275 Kinnear Rd, Columbus, OH 43212.

The application process has ended.  We are excited to welcome a new cohort of women in January 2017.

If you have comments or suggestions for REACH events or initiatives, please contact us.