July 27, 2012

Commercialization Planning Session

On July 27, 2012, Project 17 International sponsored an invitation-only commercialization planning session with assistance from the Agricultural Research Service and the Naval Post Graduate School.  This session was held in collaboration with Hartnell College and the Grower-Shipper Association.  The objective of the session was to design a process for commercializing technologies out of USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the Naval Post Graduate School (NPS) that could benefit the economies of the California Ag Triad:  Monterey Bay, Fresno and San Luis Obispo areas.

Dr. David Nicholson of the Agricultural Research Service and Dr. Rudolph Darken of the Naval Post Graduate School presented a sampling of innovative technologies being developed in their respective institutions.  They each reviewed their institution’s process for those interested in availing themselves of existing intellectual property as well as collaborating with researchers in their entities.  After their presentations the group -- comprised of representatives of the agricultural sector, investment community, entrepreneurs, economic development agencies, and education --  outlined what a process for commercialization would need to look like in order to bring an idea to commercial product for the agricultural sector.

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Dr. Jim White of JL White International and Khaled Mabrouk of Sustainable Productivity Engineering discuss outcomes of the session.

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