If you are interested in taking ideas to market or how we, as science and technology students can think business, then the third annual SCRUBS Conference (Science and Business Committee) is for you.
"The Driving Force: From Science to Business" will focus primarily on what drives the commercialization of scientific innovations, not only in terms of dollars and cents but while also considering the passion behind making research come to life to improve the prosperity of science and technology.
With an outstanding list of speakers including Michael Hughes, Canada's Networking Guru, Justin Henry the president of Logitech as well as Tom Brzustowski, the former NSERC president who will speak on research grants and importance of productivity, the one day event is a sure winner. A feature event will be the exhibition where companies will display their technologies, products and services. Students will have ample opportunity for networking and get a sense of what types of innovation is taking place in the local market.
The afternoon will host an "Innovation Challenge", which will be hosted by the Centre of Business and Entrepreneurial Technology (CBET). A case study will be presented to groups of delegated who will use creativity and team work skills to invent with real world solutions.
Open to all UW students at no cost thanks to our generous sponsors, the conference will be filled with a variety of activities to help any student formulate a better understanding of science technology and business today. SCRUBS takes this opportunity to recognize our sponsors CBET, BASF, Merck Frosst and AstraZeneca. Visit our website for more details and to register at http://www.scrubs.uwaterloo.ca/
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