Attracting adequate venture capital funds and high-quality intellectual and business partners is a key to success.  VIP will host the Virginia Ventures Forum and will bring active venture and corporate capital funds to our consortium, thus enhancing exposure of our i6-funded research to private sector investors and enhancing the deal flow to new ventures.  This supports innovation, job creation, and increased GDP based on new technology that is difficult to off-shore.  We have succeeded in this goal for four years at the UVa Venture Summit.  It has been the largest university-based venture gathering in the world, demonstrating the feasibility of implementing this quality of event and capital attraction for the i6 VIP consortium.

Virginia Ventures Forum
September 12, 2014

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This year’s event will be held on September 12, 2014 in the Madison Building at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, VA, home to the National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum. This will be a full day event showcasing this year's funded projects and keynote talks on the windows of the future. Please click here to access directions and hotel information.

You may access the 2014 Virginia Ventures Forum program here.

2014 Agenda

8:30-4 pm Registration

9:00--9:15 am Welcome:
Tom Skalak, Vice President for Research, University of Virginia
Michelle K. Lee, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property, Deputy Director of USPTO

915-9:30 am Federal & State Innovation Vision:
Matt Erskine, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
Aneesh Chopra, Senior Advisor, The Advisory Board Company

9:30-9:45 am     Break
9:45–10:05 am  Team 1 “Scalable Synthesis of Nano-Structured Oxides for Thermal Barrier Coatings”                       
10:10–10:30 am Team 2 “Ultrasonography Simulator Trainer”
10:35–10:55 am Team 3 “New Drug for Safe Blood Transfusions

11:00-12:45 pm Poster Session & Networking with Buffet Lunch

12:50-1:00 pm Tom Skalak, VP for Research, University of Virginia

1:00- 2:15 pm Panel Discussion: Growth of Technology-Based Venture Activity in Virginia
Dayna Grayson, Partner, New Enterprise Associates
Kevin Greene, Director of Business Development, Logi Analytics
Renard Charity, Fletcher Spaght Ventures
Moderator: Maurice Jones, Virginia, Secretary of Commerce

2:15–2:35 pm Team 4 “Effective Cooling Solutions for Very High Heat Flux Applications”
2:40–3:00 pm Team 5 “Color Gamut: An Interactive 3D Color Model”
3:05–3:25 pm Team 6 “Next Generation Diagnostics”
3:30-3:50 pm   Team 7 “Smart Composites with in-situ Structural Health Monitoring”

4:00-4:15 pm Closing comments Karen Jackson, Secretary of Technology, Virginia

4:15-5:30 pm Networking Reception & Poster Session

You may access the 2013 Virginia Ventures Forum program here.