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Each year, the Office of Technology Commercialization hosts events featuring educational and promotional opportunities for the Georgetown University community and the Washington, D.C. area in the field of technology transfer and intellectual property. Please read further for more information about upcoming events and read about past events we have hosted in the past. A special thank you to those who have attended our past events!

Upcoming Events

I2I OTC Seminar Series – Introduction to Lean Innovation and the NSF I-Corps Program

Join us as we welcome our speaker, Bob Smith, the Director of I-Corps at GW, where he manages the strategic direction of GW’s I-Corps and Global Lean Startup programs. Bob will lead us through the Innovator’s Journey, Lean Startup methodologies, and NSF I-Corps grant program and process. Thursday, July 18th, 2024 – 12 pm to 1:30 pm EDT

Past Events

I2I OTC Seminar Series – Why is Entrepreneurship as American as Apple Pie?

Relaunching the Innovation 2 Impact (I2I) Seminar Series
Join us as we welcome our speaker, Elena Koustova (OTIPI/NIDA), who will share insights on the critical role of entrepreneurship in realizing scientific discoveries. With over 25 years of experience in translational research, Elena will underscore how scientific breakthroughs can only reach their full potential through active execution. Wednesday, May 29, 2024 – 11:30 am to 1:30 pm EDT

2024 Faculty Entrepreneurship Academy

Join us for the inaugural launch of the Faculty Entrepreneurship Academy hosted by Georgetown University’s OTC, the McDonough School of Business – Executive Education Program, and Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative, designed to equip aspiring entrepreneurs with the knowledge, skills, and networks needed to advance their ideas through spinout companies. Tuesday, April 30, 2024 – 8:50 am – 1:35 pm and Wednesday, May 1, 2024 – 8:50 am – 1:35pm EDT

2024 Innovation Awards Ceremony

This event promises to be a remarkable celebration of the astounding achievements of Georgetown University’s dedicated faculty and researchers as they continue to make profound contributions to society through their groundbreaking inventions. Wednesday, March 13, 2024 – 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM ET

Accelerating Innovation

Learn about funding opportunities for biomedical innovators, application tips, programs, and entrepreneurial resources for small businesses. Tuesday, February 6, 2024 – 2:00 PM ET

Unlocking Innovation: Introduction to Georgetown’s Office of Technology Commercialization

The Georgetown University Biomedical Graduate Education is hosting a lunch on October 26th at 1 PM in Med Dent SW107 with Dr. Tatiana Litvin-Vechnyak from Georgetown’s Office of Technology Commercialization. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with members of OTC and learn how to turn your ideas into real-world solutions and how to advance your career! Lunch will be provided.t

Invention to Innovation (I2I) Seminar Series

Invention to Innovation (I2I) Seminars are designed for the University community to learn about aspects of intellectual property and the commercialization process. If you have invented, or are interested in inventing a particular technology and want to learn about issues in the field and engage with specialists and practitioners, I2I seminars are your opportunity. It also provides a great networking platform to engage other researchers inside and outside Georgetown, as well as the staff of the OTC.