Beginning November 3, USTAR will hold its inaugural two-day review of research teams, with special talks on commercialization initiatives and services, and a keynote speaker that will bridge the academic and commercialization perspectives.
The USTAR Confluence will kick off Monday, November 3 at 8:00 a.m. in the auditorium of the James L. Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building: A USTAR Innovation Center at the University of Utah. The Confluence will continue on November 4 with lunch provided both days. On November 3rd, an opening night networking reception will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and will serve as the venue for graduate and post-doctoral poster presentations from students related to the two research universities during the poster session.
In conjunction with the reception, tours of the Nanofabrication facility will be provided. Additionally, the USTAR Confluence will include booth space for sponsors, industry partners and USTAR services. The USTAR Confluence seeks to stimulate entrepreneurial/commercial excitement within Utah while providing USTAR researchers the opportunity to share their research and projects. The event will also work to expand the community and provide stakeholders, investors and the public a rare opportunity to engage in the unique work of USTAR.
The keynote address will be given by Stacy Pierce, Principle Engineering Manager for Rockwell Collins. Stacy has an impressive background in research, development and commercialization of simulators.
Each team is scheduled to present for 30 minutes. The goal of the meeting is to highlight the research being done by the USTAR teams, the direction of research in the coming year, and commercialization potential or successes.