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Tune into today NAI’s ScholarShare, a virtual webinar series
The ScholarShare Webinar Series StartsToday!

The NAI ScholarShare virtual webinar series kicks off today! 

Tune in today at 3:00 PM EST to join the conversation on aligning academic incentive systems to promote Highly Integrative Basic and Responsive (HIBAR) research. There's still time to register! Don't miss it!

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Tuesday, June 9 | 3:00-4:30 PM EST
HIBAR Research Alliance
Lorne Whitehead | University of British Columbia
Richard Berman | University of South Florida
Jerry Davis | University of Michigan


How Can University Incentive Systems Best Encourage Highly Engaged Fundamental Research For Addressing Society’s Deepest Challenges?

Weigh-in on this pressing issue of how to align academic incentive systems to promote Highly Integrative Basic and Responsive (HIBAR) research. Access the pre-read here. Webinar will be recorded.


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Thursday, June 11 | 3:00-4:00 PM EST 
Julie C. Lenzer, Chief Innovation Officer |University of Maryland

Multiple Paths to Success: Case Studies in Funding Innovation
University spin-off companies are uniquely positioned to tackle the risks associated with new technologies emerging from academia. This panel will share different approaches, perspectives, and lessons learned from leaders of successful university spinoffs. Webinar will be recorded.


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Tuesday, June 16 | 11:00-12:00 PM EST [Pre-Recorded]
Cindy Gilbert, Senior Program Officer | VentureWell

An Educational Tool for a Sustainable Future: A Framework for Environmentally Responsible Engineering (ERE)
Help us shape the course of future engineering education! Your feedback can help us refine the ERE Framework and influence the work of future engineers. This is a pre-recorded webinar.


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Thursday, June 18 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM EST 
Ahmed Busnaina, Distinguished University Professor | Northeastern University


Sustainable Additive Manufacturing of Nano and Microelectronics and Sensors
How can the electronics industry be good for business and the Planet? A new spinout to commercialize the technology has unveiled the world’s first Nanoscale fully-automated offset printing system (NanoOPS) prototype with built-in alignment. Webinar will be recorded.


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Tuesday, June 23 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST   Limit 60   
Hosted by:
Cindy Cooper, Program Officer| The Lemelson Foundation
Cindy Gilbert, Senior Program Officer | VentureWell
Phil Weilerstein, President | VentureWell


An Engineering for One Planet Roundtable
In this highly interactive discussion, we begin with an overview and exploration of the Engineering for One Planet mission to accelerate environmentally responsible engineering. Participants will then take part in facilitated small group discussions to elicit feedback and perspectives on how best to ensure inventions and engineered products are designed and scaled in consideration of environmental constraints.Webinar will be recorded.


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Tuesday, June 30 | 8:00-9:00  AM  EST 
Melissa L Knothe Tate, Professor, Paul Trainor Chair of Biomedical Engineering | University of New South Wales Australia


Microscopy-Aided Design And Manufacture (MADAME) as a Seed for Innovative Ecosystems
This talk addresses these challenges and integrates our understanding of cells, expert tissue prototypers, and their networks, to emulating cellular approaches to engineer and manufacture materials and medical devices of the future. It thereby holds great promise as a seed for manifold inventions as well as innovative ecosystems. Webinar will be recorded.


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Tuesday, June 9 | 3:00-4:30 PM EST
NAI ScholarShare: How can university incentive systems best encourage highly engaged fundamental research for addressing society’s deepest challenges?    

Lorne Whitehead, Professor and Special Advisor |The University of British Columbia
Weigh-in on this pressing issue of how to align academic incentive systems to promote Highly Integrative Basic and Responsive (HIBAR) research. 

The goals of this workshop session are to collectively share and deepen participants’ understanding of the challenges and benefits of incentivizing HIBAR research and to identify steps that they can take and/or which they can share with others to help these changes propagate.

 Register Here         
Thursday, June 11 | 3:00-4:00 PM EST
NAI ScholarShare: Multiple Paths to Success: Case Studies in Funding Innovation   

Julie C. Lenzer, Chief Innovation Officer|University of Maryland
University spin-offs have access to substantial non-dilutive funding that can be utilized for advancing product development. While there is no single path to formulate, pursue, and adapt successful financing strategies, lessons can be learned from real life cases of university spinoffs that continue their journey towards ultimate success.

The goals of this session are to share best practices for seeking and negotiating private investment funds for early-stage university spin-off companies; identify the challenges developing and marketing products demanded by customers..
 

 Register Here        
Tuesday, June 16 | 11:00-12:00 PM EST [Pre-Recorded]
NAI ScholarShare: An Educational Tool for a Sustainable Future: A framework for environmentally responsible engineering   

Cindy Gilbert, Senior Program Officer |VentureWell
This recorded webinar can be accessed at your convenience after June 16; it is a “pre-read” for The Lemelson Foundation's “Engineering for One Planet” listening session on June 23.
 
Help us shape the course of future engineering education!
The draft Environmentally Responsible Engineering (ERE) Framework is an educational tool that outlines the student learning outcomes that all engineers should be exposed to and acquire to become environmentally responsible professional engineers. Mobilized by The Lemelson Foundation and VentureWell, the ERE Framework was developed in collaboration with hundreds of stakeholders across sectors over the past year and was launched in February 2020.

We invite you to learn more about the ERE Framework and get involved in the Engineering for One Planet initiative! Your feedback can help us refine the draft ERE Framework and influence the work of future engineers.

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Learn More about VentureWell and The Lemelson Foundation’s joint initiative: Engineering for One Planet: A global effort to accelerate environmentally responsible engineering 
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Download
the ERE Framework 


 Listen Here       Available after June 16 
Thursday, June 18 | 11:00-12:00 PM EST 
NAI ScholarShare: Sustainable Additive Manufacturing of Nano and Microelectronics and Sensors   

Ahmed Busnaina, Distinguished University Professor | Northeastern University


How can the electronics industry be good for business and good for the Planet?
A new spinout to commercialize the technology has unveiled the world’s first Nanoscale fully-automated offset printing system (NanoOPS) prototype with built-in alignment. The NanoOps prototype acquired registration in 2014 and the second generation was introduced in 2018. 
This new (Fab in a Tool) system is designed to print electronics and products with minimum features down to 20 nm or smaller and is expected to democratize the electronics industry by eliminating the current high-cost entry barrier that made many companies go fabless.
Hear about this revolutionary technology and its potential impact on the future of electronic production in the U.S.


  Register Here       
June 23 ⋅11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST      Limit 60     Pre-register via registration link
NAI ScholarShare: Engineering for One Planet Roundtable

Hosted by:     
Cindy Cooper, Program Officer| The Lemelson Foundation
Cindy Gilbert, Senior Program Officer | VentureWell
Phil Weilerstein, President | VentureWell


As distinguished members of NAI and the innovation community, you are invited to attend a discussion session on Engineering for One Planet (EOP). 

The goal of this global effort is to change engineering education to equip all future engineers, across all disciplines, with fundamental knowledge and skills so that all inventions and products are environmentally sound, mitigating risks to people and the planet. More than 200 stakeholders around the world have weighed in on the initiative, and more than 90 experts have helped co-develop a set of student learning outcomes in the draft of Environmentally Responsible Engineering Framework.

In this highly interactive discussion, we begin with an overview and exploration of the Engineering for One Planet mission to accelerate environmentally responsible engineering. Participants will then take part in facilitated small group discussions to elicit feedback and perspectives on how best to ensure inventions and engineered products are designed and scaled in consideration of environmental constraints. Participant feedback will be used to further shape Engineering for One Planet and to continue to build a global coalition of aligned individuals and groups.

We look forward to hearing your unique perspective as an inventor, innovator, educator, or researcher! 

Session Pre-read: Please read the two-page Engineering for One Planet overview and the draft Environmentally Responsible Engineering Framework which can be found
here.  
For a video preview, tune into the pre-recorded 20-minute webinar from VentureWell “
An Educational Tool for a Sustainable Future: A framework for environmentally responsible engineering,” available after June 16. 

•    For questions on Engineering for One Planet: contact Cindy Cooper, Program Officer, The Lemelson Foundation


  Register Here           

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Tuesday, June 30 | 8:00-9:00  AM  EST     Limit 100     Pre-register via registration link
NAI ScholarShare: Microscopy-Aided Design And Manufacture (MADAME) as a Seed for Innovative Ecosystems

Melissa L Knothe Tate, Professor, Paul Trainor Chair of Biomedical Engineering | University of New South Wales Australia

Through the combination of novel microscopy protocols for imaging live cells and tissues as well as experimental, multiscale mechanics methods, we have begun to elucidate mechanisms underpinning emergent properties of hierarchical materials such as tissues. We refer to the process as Microscopy Aided Design And ManufacturE(MADAME).

This talk addresses these challenges and integrates our understanding of cells, expert tissue prototypers, and their networks, to emulating cellular approaches to engineer and manufacture materials and medical devices of the future. It thereby holds great promise as a seed for manifold inventions as well as innovative ecosystems. 


  Register Here          
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