Talk Title: Innovations and Entrepreneurship in Photonics for Health Care
Speaker: Jes Broeng
Date: November 16, 2016, Wednesday, 12-1pm
Location: Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley
Abstract: Science and technology is a vehicle for research-based innovation, but social interaction and skills are the necessities for success. In this talk, Prof. Jes Broeng will share his experiences on establishing successful universities spin-out, and on ways to improve the tech transfer system. The talk will take base in photonics technologies for health care and life science.
Biography: Jes Broeng is a professor at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and a serial high-tech entrepreneur. He is a pioneer in the field of photonic crystal fibers and a co-founder of Crystal Fibre, one of the region’s most successful photonics start-ups, which was sold in 2008 (now NKT Photonics). In 2012, he joined DTU to implement modern strategies to innovation and tech transfer. He has been instrumental in spinning out 7 companies from the Photonics Engineering department during the past 4 years.
Today, his main focus area is health care technologies and he is a co-founder of an upcoming, joint innovation center for a major Danish hospital (Gentofte/Herlev) and the Technical University of Denmark. The goal is to eliminate the silos between researchers, medical professionals and product innovators through daily interconnection. The activities in the center are partly funded by a recent 10 M USD grant from the EU and incubating upcoming health care start-ups.
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