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Enlightened Bites Lecture Series

Join us for these one-hour faculty and staff workshops intended to support your success in research, funding and community and corporate engagement.

Fall 2017 Workshops

To register to attend a workshop, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page. On mobile, hit the down arrow to the right of the lecture title to access a complete list. View and listen to past workshops.

Approaching Industry for Research Funding

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Arlene Parquette

NOVEMBER 8

Approaching Industry for Research Funding
With Arlene Parquette
Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Saab ETIC 445

Fabric Discovery Center

November 14

Come and Learn about potential funding for R&D, education and workforce development, and industry partnerships at the UMass Lowell Fabric Discovery Center.

  • Date: Tuesday, November 14 at 10 a.m.
  • Location: Saab ETIC 445
  • Topics to be covered:
    • UMass Lowell FDC overview
    • Highlights of UMass Lowell’s current activities in NextFlex and AFFOA

Project examples:

  1. Human monitoring/wearable electronics, smart health, medical textiles and devices, environmental interaction/response monitoring, soft robotics and assistive /rehabilitative care.
  2. Wearables for sports, military and high performance applications including high exertion, fast recovery, extreme environment
  3. Energy harvesting conformable textiles (power source, supply, and management)
  4. Textile integrated data and network management
  5. Advanced automation in textile manufacturing including design of manufacturing equipment, human-robot interaction
  6. Sustainable manufacturing with end-of-life considerations including recycling and repurposing.
  7. Fashion design and technology

How to participate in this exciting interdisciplinary Academic-Industry-DoD Partnership

Presenters:

  • Julie Chen, Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation
  • Cheryl Gomes, Technical Program Manager for HEROES and AFFOA programs
  • Claire Lepont, Technical Program Manager for CHN (Nano) and NextFlex program

Target Audience: Faculty Members, Post-doctoral researchers and students

About the UMass Lowell Fabric Discovery Center

UMass Lowell Fabric Discovery Center is envisioned to be an innovative, design, prototyping, pilot manufacturing and testing facility serving the University and the industry. It is a national model for forming synergistic interactions between Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) and NextFlex (Flexible Hybrid Electronics) Manufacturing USA Institutes. UMass Lowell FDC will enable cross-pollination of ideas between AFFOA, NextFlex, and development of new products for emerging applications. The Massachusetts Manufacturing Investment Initiative (M2I2), a program of Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC) and Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED), has provided funding to UMass Lowell for the creation of a Fabric Discovery Center.

How to Start Your Start-up!

Elaine Major and Nancy Saucier of UMass Lowell will present How to Start Your Start-up!   This discussion will cover considerations to structure a start-up company and provide guidance about conflicts of interest and how to manage your role as a faculty member. Speakers will also discuss start-up focused grant and funding opportunities.

Elaine Major and Nancy Saucier

NOVEMBER 15

How to Start Your Start-up!
With Nancy Saucier and Elaine Major
Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Saab ETIC 445

This discussion will cover considerations to structure a start-up company and provide guidance about conflicts of interest and how to manage your role as a faculty member. Speakers will also discuss start-up focused grant and funding opportunities.

Contracting with Industry and Academic + IP

Interactive discussion with Susan Puryear and Rekha Paleyanda on Contracting with Industry and Academic, including Protecting and Commercializing of IP on November 29, 2017 at the Saab ETIC room 445.

Susan Puryear and Rekha Paleyanda

NOVEMBER 29

Contracting with Industry and Academic, including Protecting and Commercializing of IP
Interactive discussion with Susan Puryear and Rekha Paleyanda
Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Saab ETIC 445

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