Academic exploration in the field of nanotechnology is often driven by federal and state investment, with the hope that this investment will bear fruit in the marketplace.
The IIN's Small Business Entrepreneur's Evaluation (SBEE) program provides a platform for scientists and engineers to present their newly developed technologies and receive assistance in the development of viable business plans.
Through this program, faculty members are offered the opportunity to present their marketable technology to an audience of students from the NU Kellogg School of Management, who then may use this as a springboard for writing a complete business plan. The success of the SBEE program is evidenced by the formulation of 20 start-up companies since the inception of the IIN who have raised over $700 million in venture capital to date.
Jennifer McGinnis, PhD
Scientific Officer and Industrial Liaison
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