December 1, 2010 · 6:30 PM
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Topic– Next Generation Photovoltaic Research: Sue Carter, Professor, Physics UCSC "I'd like to make sure my research leads to economic benefits and funding jobs," Carter said. "I want it to come back and benefit people, and put it to practical use." (Quote from Sentinel article by Tovin Lapan) Her research focuses on next generation photovoltaics, including nanocrystalline, organic, quantum dot, and luminescent solar concentrators. Luminescent concentrators can be installed between the window panes of buildings and produce energy without much added cost” (From Sentinel article) Topic– Social Bioscience startup meets the goals of people, planet & profit: Ted Belleza, VP, Business Development, LiveLeaf Bioscience Synopsis: Bioscience has developed a nature-based system for microbial control and tissue repair that utilizes the waste products of widely cultivated food plants. Its products provide a low cost alternative to traditional pharmaceuticals to maintain/restore gastrointestinal health in humans and in animals produced for food. The company is especially focused on reducing children’s diarrhea in the developing world. Topic– An Entrepreneurship Case Study Claire Schneeberger, CEO, Monarch Media, Inc. From a two-person operation to a company of forty and growing, Monarch Media, Inc. is an innovator in eLearning and online Training solutions. In this business case study, Claire will share specific innovations & technologies that have transformed her business. Are you leading distributed teams or trying to build a learning organization? Wonder where your next great idea is going to come from? Let’s share innovation strategies. “Learning Panel” with Sue, Ted and Claire with Dave, MC The Learning Panel will solicit questions from the audience on technical and entrepreneurial subjects, directed to guest presenters.