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REACH for Commercialization

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

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.

osua92716219Ohio State ADVANCE offered 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. 

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

This workshop provides background on commercialization and will featurosua92716224e 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 market

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 osua92716225and industry to understand the funding lifecycle and the funding sources available for bringing their innovation to the marketplace.




Ongoing programming is offered through ADVANCE for REACH alumnae.  For more information on how to be involved with REACH, please contact Katie Musson, musson.7@osu.edu.