Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is proud to sponsor the Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association's (PVCA) upcoming seminar, titled "Unleashing the Discovery & Innovation Ecosystem: An Armchair Discussion with Farnam Jahanian."
In the past five years alone, 50 new spin-out companies were created to commercialize breakout science and technology discoveries developed in Carnegie Mellon University laboratories. Clearly, the world-renowned research institution has cultivated a culture that nurtures creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. Yet their ecosystem continues to evolve as Carnegie Mellon works to accelerate the progression from lab to marketplace by leveraging newer models for collaboration with industry and progressive tech transfer practices. Join us for an interactive, behind-the-scenes discussion with Farnam Jahanian, V.P. of Research, as he shares some of the challenges faced by academic institutions, ideas to create an environment that nurtures new discoveries and opportunities to improve the transition from knowledge to practice.