Upcoming Events

Introduction to Lean Innovation and the NSF I-Corps Program

Join us for the “Introduction to Lean Innovation and the NSF I-Corps Program” seminar!

📅 Date: July 18th, 2024
⏰ Time: 12 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
📍 Location: Warwick Evans Conference Room – Georgetown University Medical Center – Building D4000 Reservoir Road Northwest Washington, DC 20007

Learn about:

• The Innovator’s Journey: From invention to commercialization
• Lean Startup methodologies for research adoption
• Real-world examples from life sciences faculty and researchers
• Tailored strategies for different stages of innovation
• NSF I-Corps grant program and process

Key takeaways:
• Understand the path from scientific discovery to market impact
• Gain practical insights for your research commercialization
• Discover resources to support your innovation journey

Perfect for researchers, faculty, and innovators looking to maximize their impact. Register now to transform your approach to innovation!

Our speaker, Bob Smith is the Director of I-Corps at GW, where he manages the strategic direction of GW’s I-Corps and Global Lean Startup programs. Bob has 30+ years of experience in innovation and entrepreneurship. He is currently the Chairman of CollegeFactual.com, a leading college rankings website. He’s held senior management positions at Congressional Quarterly and America Online in business development, marketing and new product development and was the founder and CEO of the first nation-wide online city guide, Digital City. He also launched one of the nation’s first accelerators. As an executive, angel investor and advisor he has helped companies in e-commerce, e-government, identity management, publishing, geospatial analytics, data science and media move from ideas to favorable exits.
He received a BA from USC and an MBA from GWU. He is a veteran of the US Navy.

This event welcomes Georgetown-affiliated members, researchers, and individuals from DMV universities eager to explore the intersection of innovation and entrepreneurship and use their research to make a real-world impact.

Lunch will be provided. Participation is free, but registration is required.