Design to Commercialization: The Impact of Industrial Design on IP

  • September 15, 2017
    11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Part of Design Week 2017

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With a strong design and manufacturing sector and a deep educational institution base, Rhode Island has the structural pieces for maximizing the commercialization process. But what stops synergies and collaborations from happening? And how can we create intersections and collision spaces that realize this potential?

In this presentation and charette, join designers, engineers, manufacturers, institutional leaders and start up companies to explore this conversation. During this facilitated dialogue, we’ll talk about ideas to market, intellectual property to product and connecting start up companies to a collaborative ecosystem.

Confirmed Panelists:

  • Aidan Petrie – industrial design to human-centered to navigating the regulatory / FDA barriers to get products to market; medical devices; new initiative – soft launch
  • Brian Demers, Associate Director of Licensing and Business Development, Technology Ventures Office, Brown University
  • Daniel DeCiccio, Vitae Industries
  • Andy Trench, Xactsense

This effort builds off of the Manufacturing Innovation Challenge / STEAM ENGINE USA initiative begun over three years ago to fuse the design and manufacturing assets in the state, and led by Polaris MEP in partnership with Commerce RI.

Lunch is included.

These events are being recorded and photographed. By attending, you give your consent to be photographed, filmed, taped, and/or recorded.


182 Hope St,, Prince Lab 222, Providence,, 02906

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