Third annual Bloomington Innovation Conference to bring together industry, academic research

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MEDIA ADVISORY

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Researchers across multiple academic disciplines at Indiana University Bloomington will come together with regional industry executives Thursday, April 6, at the third annual Bloomington Innovation Conference and Reception on the IU campus.

The keynote speaker will be Nick Nikolaides, engagement manager at the University of Cincinnati Skin Science and Technology Center and entrepreneur-in-residence at the University of Cincinnati Technology Commercialization Accelerator.

Keith R. Davis, director of the Johnson Center for Innovation and Translational Research, said the conference will focus on cutting-edge research conducted on the IU Bloomington campus that has the potential to lead to commercial applications.

"Presenters will have the opportunity to interact with faculty colleagues pursing translational and commercial research with industry and community partners and to receive feedback on their work through discussions with attendees from both the Bloomington campus and regional industry partners," Davis said. "Industry and community partners will have the opportunity to learn more about new and continuing innovation in the IU Bloomington research community."

WHAT: Third annual Bloomington Innovation Conference and Reception

WHEN: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday, April 6

WHERE: Frangipani Room, Indiana Memorial Union, Biddle Hotel and Conference Center, 900 E. Seventh St., Bloomington, 47405

WHO: Scheduled speakers and presenters include:

  • Nikolaides
  • Hannah Block, Amar Flood, Amit Hagar, Richard Hardy, Jorge José, Cheng Kao, David Landy, Filippo Menczer, Kylie Peppler, Thomas Sterling and Michael Wade: IU Bloomington researchers and recipients of the Johnson Center for Innovation and Translational Research Pilot Grant Program Awards
  • Oscar Moralez, founder and managing director, VisionTech

The event is sponsored by Johnson Center for Innovation and Translational Research in collaboration with the IU College of Arts and Sciences, the IU Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Innovate Indiana, and the Indiana University Research and Technology Corp.

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