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October 9, 2017

Innovation-themed Thirsty Thursday for faculty on Oct. 12

Submitted by Noelle Blood

The next Thirsty Thursday is 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Cottonwood Room at the K-State Student Union. It is open to all faculty at the university.

This session's theme is "Innovation." Featured speakers include:

  • Chris Brandt of the K-State Research Foundation on recent and future changes to the disclosure process.
  • Ken Williams and Kiley Moody of K-State's Institute for Commercialization on the marketing process, success rate, and how bringing companies to Manhattan can enhance research relationships through economic development.
  • Caronda Moore from the Institute for Commercialization discussing Innovation Hours, a pilot program designed to supplement the traditional invention disclosure process in addition to discussing ideas prior to them becoming inventions. 

The rest of the evening will be dedicated to informal discussions about research interests and opportunities. Faculty and staff from all disciplines are welcome.

This event is catered by Wahoo Fire and Ice Grill. Appetizers provided by the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office. Attendees are responsible for their own wine, beer and soft drink purchases.