Date: Monday, February 12, 2024
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
Speaker: Amol M. Joshi
Speakers' Title: Bern Beatty Fellow and an Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Wake Forest University (WFU) School of Business
Seminar Title: How Do You Turn Your Science into a Business? Lessons Learned from My Entrepreneurial Journey
What happens next after you and your fellow researchers create a new invention that has commercial potential? How do you translate promising scientific discoveries from the lab into real-life applications in the marketplace? Dr. Amol M. Joshi will share lessons learned from his industry expertise as the co-inventor of two patented voice technologies and the Co-Founder of BeVocal, a Silicon Valley venture capital-backed speech recognition software startup (acquired by Nuance Communications). He will also provide the latest insights from his research evaluating innovation policies at NASA, NSF, NIH, and the U.S. Dept. of Energy. Building on his experience training scientists, engineers, and technical founders of science-based businesses in the U.S., Austria, Denmark, and Vietnam, Dr. Joshi will explain effective approaches for externally transferring and licensing out technologies from university and government R&D labs to accelerate innovation, drive commercialization, and spark economic growth.
Biographical Sketch of the Speaker:
Amol M. Joshi, Ph.D. is the Bern Beatty Fellow and an Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Wake Forest University (WFU) School of Business. He holds a joint appointment as an Associate Professor of Innovation and Commercialization at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Amol is an Affiliate Faculty Member of the WFU School of Medicine (Centers for Healthcare Innovation, Artificial Intelligence, Biomedical Informatics, and Precision Medicine). He is Faculty Representative to the WFU Board of Trustees’ Finance Committee and a Voting Member of the University Priorities Committee.