Tools for Women Innovators Focused on Technology Translation
In our ever increasingly technology-driven world, it's important to be a creator as well as a consumer. Women are increasingly represented in the STEM field but still lag behind in technology translation and entrepreneurship.
Help close the gap. Join us for the Creators Workshop, a three-part workshop for women innovators interested in technology translation. The program is open to researchers at all stages of their careers, regardless of gender. Presentations and panel discussions will help participants explore opportunities, tools, and resources available at the University. It will offer both practical information and advice for women interested in exploring technology translation, commercialization, and entrepreneurship in the Innovation Economy.
Program Information and Registration at: z.umn.edu/techcreators
This workshop series is funded by a University of Minnesota Women’s Center Institutional Change Grant, the College of Science and Engineering, and the College of Biological Science through the Biotechnology Institute. The workshop series is sponsored by MnDRIVE.
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