Technology Based Innovation and Enterpreneurship
Event Date: 25 Sep 2015 02:30 AM - 25 Sep 2015 03:30 AM
Event Venue: 1 CREATE Way Level 2 CREATE Tower (Theatrette)
“Technology-Based Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Masdar Institute.”
Professor Bruce W. Ferguson is the Head, Institute Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Mascara Institute is a graduate research university developing new renewable energy sources and other sustainable technologies in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Professor Ferguson’s research and teaching interests include entrepreneurship, technology management and the “innovation ecosystem” which fosters creation of new products and services. Professor Ferguson is a co-founder and former COO of Orbital Sciences Corporation, now Orbital ATK, a space technology company listed on the New York Stock Exchange; a co-founder and former CEO of Edenspace Systems Corporation, a crop biotechnology company; and a former Fellow at the George Washington University Center for International Science and Technology Policy. He is Vice Chairman of the Carnegie Institution of Science, former Vice Chairman of the Kansas State University Research Foundation, and has been an angel investor in fourteen technology companies. He received his Juris Doctor, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Harvard University.
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, UAE is a modern research university that generates intellectual capital, in the form of research, papers and patents, as well as human capital, as represented by faculty and alumni. To help translate these assets into the innovative products and services that support a knowledge- based economy, in collaboration with MIT the Institute has developed novel entrepreneurship programs using a systems engineering approach. A key part of this approach involves structuring the innovation ecosystem of outside stakeholders, resources and rules so as to accelerate university-based innovation. Lessons learned and future possibilities are summarised.
25 September 2015, Friday 10.30 – 11.30am
Venue: 1 CREATE Way
Level 2 CREATE Tower (Theatrette) RSVP: email@example.com