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Innovation Miniseries:  “Where Do I Begin?”

Have you ever had a great idea you thought could make money but didn’t know what your next step should be?  The Shipley Center for Innovation at Clarkson University is partnering with the law firm Wood Oviatt Gilman LLP of Rochester for a business miniseries called, “Where do I begin?” The Shipley Center can play a central role in helping you commercialize your idea and assist in taking your idea to market. 

This miniseries ran three consecutive Mondays, May 7, 14, and 21, 6 pm to 8 pm, in Clarkson University’s newly renovated Peyton Hall Conference Room, 65 Main Street, Potsdam.

The topics for May 7th were "Prototyping: What is involved in taking your idea from paper to a functional product", and "Patenting Your Idea:: Dennis Danella Esq., a patent attorney from Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP, will discuss the process of patenting, as well as copyrights and trademarks.

The topics for May 14th were "Hiring Your First Employee: Why is a job application and description so important" and what paperwork is required to be compliant with state and federal law, and "Financial Management: What is required for new business start ups, entity selection and proper record keeping".

The topic for May 21st were "Marketing & Branding: Why it is important to identify your product or service and convince customers to see you as the only one that provides your unique service or product."

Wood Oviatt Gilman LLP is a law firm out of Rochester, NY that represents companies in a variety of intellectual property matters and has worked with companies in industrial, retail, and medical fields to obtain and protect intellectual property including trade secrets.  Additionally, they assist companies in protecting their intellectual property from undesired exploitation by employees, independent contractors and third-parties.

Contact Robyn Seifert, Program Coordinator for the Shipley Center for Innovation, at 268-7610 or rseifert@clarkson.edu. 04-13-2012

Clarkson University Selects Two Winners for Young Entrepreneurs and Innovators Competition

Clarkson University’s Reh Center for Entrepreneurship and Shipley Center for Innovation have named two more Young Entrepreneurs and Innovators Program winners. More Information...


03-26-2012

Sprout Foundation Loan Fund for Student Start-Ups in Green Innovation Established at Clarkson University

Clarkson University has received a generous grant from the Sprout Foundation Inc. of Denver, Colo., to establish the Sprout Foundation Loan Fund for Student Start-Ups in Green Innovation. Read More...

 
02-27-2012

Clarkson University Environmental Design Team Wins Highest Award at International Contest in South Korea

Core '12The Clarkson University Environmental Design Team won the highest award in the 2012 International Capstone Design Contest on Renewable Energy Technology at Mokpo, South Korea, earlier this month. Left to right: In front of the Jogye Buddhist Temple in Seoul, graduate students Shaun M. Jones and Daegan A. J. Gonyer with team co-advisor Professor Stefan J. Grimberg.

The Clarkson University Environmental Design Team won the highest award in the 2012 International Capstone Design Contest on Renewable Energy Technology (CORE2012) at Mokpo, South Korea, earlier this month. The competition is sponsored by Mokpo National University and the Offshore Wind Energy Center, both of South Korea. Read More...


Clarkson Magazine, Winter 2012

Turning Passion into Invention

A group of engineering students combine their love of skiing with their engineering studies to create a new business venture in alpine ski production. Read More...

East-Coast-SkiThe team includes: Cameron Jones (ME), Gregory Bright (EE), Donald Lienau (ME),  Robert Pelletier (ME), Ryan Ericson (EE), and Cyrus Schenck(AE). 

 

01-03-2012

Unique Business Plan Competition at Clarkson University Accepting Applications

Clarkson University's Reh Center for Entrepreneurship and Shipley Center for Innovation have launched a unique business plan competition that is now accepting applications. Read More...


12-15-2011  

Clarkson University Shipley Center for Innovation Signs Partnerships with Canton-Potsdam Hospital & St. Lawrence University

Clarkson University's Shipley Center for Innovation has signed formal partnerships with both Canton-Potsdam Hospital and St. Lawrence University to develop the commercialization of innovation. Read More...



North Country Now, December 2011 

Clarkson partners with Canton-Potsdam Hospital, St. Lawrence University for ‘commercialization of innovation’

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A team of six Clarkson engineering sophomores was named a winner in the 2011 Creative Core Emerging Business Competition

A team of six Clarkson engineering sophomores was named a winner in the 2011 Creative Core Emerging Business Competition. The team, which created a business called East Coast Ski, won the $6,000 Student Business Idea Competition with their innovative ski design to be applied to the varying climate and environmental conditions of the east coast.

New York's Creative Core Emerging Business Competition looks for the most innovative, growth-oriented entrepreneur or emerging business in the region.



Watertown Daily Times, July 2011 

Clarkson 'alumni college' will be open to the public 

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Watertown Daily Times, June 2011 

Clarkson's Small Business Incubator ready for first tenants

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Clarkson Magazine, Summer 2010

The Shipley Center for Innovation: Moving ideas and breakthrough technology out of the labs and into the marketplace

To be competitive in today’s rapidly changing globalized economy requires new innovation-based approaches and technologies. The primary sources of these innovations? New discoveries and technologies developed at research universities. To be useful, these need to be translated into new products and systems for use in the marketplace through commercialization. Read More...



 

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The Shipley Center for Innovation at Clarkson University partnered with the law firm Wood Oviatt Gilman LLP of Rochester for a business miniseries called, “Where do I begin?” The PowerPoint presentations are listed before for each session. The Shipley Center can play a central role in helping you commercialize your idea and assist in taking your idea to market. 
    

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