POLYMonday, 11 September 2006

8:20 AM-12:10 PM San Francisco Marriott -- Salon A2, Oral
Entrepreneurship in Polymers and Technology
Bridging the Gap from Science to Commercialization
Organizers:Kathleen O. Havelka
Dennis W. Smith Jr.
Joseph M. DeSimone
Rosemarie D. Wesson
Presiding:Robert T. Graf
Organizer, Presiding:Peter Zarras
8:20 AMTutorial: Invention to business venture through the innovation- entrepreneurship nexus
Sadiq Shah
9:00 AMBuilding a chemical company: Are you out of your mind?
Bernard Gordon III
9:30 AMRole of defense funding agencies in promoting entrepreneurship and technology development
J. Paul Armistead
10:00 AMIntermission
10:10 AMRisk and innovation in science: From Einstein's photon to plastic solar cells
Alan J. Heeger
10:40 AMPolymers for the interface of photonics, nanotechnology and biotechnology: Opportunities and challenges for entrepreneurship
Paras N. Prasad
11:10 AMPolymeric nanomaterials: Concepts to commercial opportunities
Gary E. Wnek
11:40 AMApplications of marine DNA as intelligent polymers
Naoya Ogata

Previous Session -- Entrepreneurship in Polymers and Technology -- Next Session

Symposium Grid -- Division of Polymer Chemistry -- Session Listing

The 232nd ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, September 10-14, 2006