Sixth Annual Commercialization Award Event Coming Soon

Author: Brandi Klingerman

The University of Notre Dame will host the sixth annual 1st Source Bank Faculty Commercialization Award Dinner on Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 at the Gillespie Conference Center in South Bend.

Established in 2008 with a $1 million gift from 1st Source Bank, the award is presented each year to faculty from Notre Dame or the Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend who have successfully transitioned their technology from the lab to the marketplace.

This year’s dinner, “Celebrating University Innovation,” will honor one faculty member’s discoveries that have resulted in commercial impact. The award includes a $20,000 cash prize. All Notre Dame or IUSM-SB inventors who were awarded a U.S. patent in 2015, as well as inventors who have submitted invention disclosures and those who have had their technologies licensed, will also be recognized. Established in 2008 with a $1 million gift from 1st Source Bank, the award is presented each year to faculty from Notre Dame or the Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend who have successfully transitioned their technology from the lab to the marketplace.

”Once again, we are impressed with the quality of the nominations we received for the 1st Source Award,” said Patrick McMahon, Technology Commercialization Program Director at the University of Notre Dame. “Each year this award is used to recognize those whose good work has moved into the marketplace, making a difference both locally and globally. We are thrilled to showcase our dynamic researchers and their innovative work at both Notre Dame and the IU School of Medicine in South Bend.”

James A. Schellinger, AIA – the President of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation – will offer the keynote speech to approximately 250 guests. Robert J. Bernhard, University of Notre Dame Vice President for Research, Mary Galvin, University of Notre Dame William K. Warren Foundation Dean, College of Science; Professor and Peter Kilpatrick, University of Notre Dame Professor and Matthew H. McCloskey Dean of the College of Engineering; and Jeff Rea, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County will recognize both inventors and key community partners, and will present the 2016 Invention Discovery Awards. Christopher J. Murphy III, Chairman of the Board and CEO of the 1st Source Corporation, and Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., will present the annual 1st Source Bank Faculty Commercialization Award.

Previous winners of the award include:

2015: Joe Urbany, Professor of Marketing, Mendoza College of Business

2014: W. Matthew Leevy, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

2013: Hsueh-Chia Chang, Bayer Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Bayer Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

2012: Tim Ovaert, Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and Professor, Bioengineering Graduate Program

2011: Peter Kogge, Ted H. McCourtney Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Concurrent Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering

Jay Brockman, Professional Specialist, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and Associate Dean of Community Engagement and Experiential Learning, the College of Engineering

For more information, please see ott.nd.edu.

Contact

Patrick McMahon / Technology Commercialization Program Director

Notre Dame Research / University of Notre Dame

pmcmaho2@nd.edu / 574.631.1322

research.nd.edu /@UNDResearch

About Notre Dame Research

The University of Notre Dame is a private research and teaching university inspired by its Catholic mission. Located in South Bend, Indiana, its researchers are advancing human understanding through research, scholarship, education, and creative endeavor in order to be a repository for knowledge and a powerful means for doing good in the world. For more information, please see research.nd.edu or @UNDResearch.

Originally published by Brandi Klingerman at research.nd.edu on April 01, 2016.