Florida State to offer annual ‘sneak peek’ of research-to-market inventions

brainstorming-imageA drug to lessen, and even prevent, the damage caused by a concussion. Crystal-based materials that can significantly improve the storage in personal electronics. Nanotechnology that can revolutionize the fuel cell market and move us away from carbon-burning fuels.

These are just a few of the exciting research products that will be on display during Florida State University’s fourth annual Sneak Peek event, taking place Oct. 4. Directly supporting one of Florida State’s core research missions, the Sneak Peek event highlights the university’s role as an economic development catalyst by showcasing research that has moved, or is in the process of moving, from the lab to the marketplace. This research can be the basis for the development of new business entities and ultimately the creation of new job opportunities to fuel the growth of the economy.
After university and local business leaders set the stage, several Florida State researchers will give 90-second “elevator pitches” to try to garner additional support for their promising inventions. More than 30 booths will also be on display to feature products that have successfully made the lab-to-market transition. In addition, economic development experts will be on hand to help up-and-coming inventors find a commercial home for their research.
The Sneak Peak will take place:
5:30 – 8:30 P.M.

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The event is free and open to anyone with a passion for research, creativity, and the growth and prosperity of their community through economic development. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Vallie Stewart of Florida State’s Office of Intellectual Property Development and Commercialization at vastewart@fsu.edu prior to the event.

For additional information, contact Tom Butler of University Communications at (850) 644-8634 or tbutler@admin.fsu.edu.