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KIEC 2013
Nineth Annual Conference


Connecting Scientists and Entrepreneurs


August 29, 2013


Conference Schedule Find your sessions
7:00 AM - 1:45 PM, August 29
Registration and Light Continental Breakfast
7:00-8:15 AM
Poser/Composition Board Setup
7:00-8:15 AM
Welcome: KSTC
8:30-9:00 AM, Kris Kimel, President
Welcome: Council on Postsecondary Education
9:00-9:15 AM, Linda Linville, Sr Policy Advisor
Session 1: The Role of Collaboration In Advancing Local And Regional Economies
9:15-10:00 AM, Anthony Boccanfuso
10:00-10:45 AM
Session 2: At The Interface Of Advanced Materials And Plant Biotechnology
11:00-11:15 AM, Barbara Knutson
Session 3: ...Nanostructures To Develop Tools And Devices To Interface Biomaterial-To-Electronic
11:15-11:30 AM, Mehdi Yazdanpanah
Session 4: Peaklet Analysis - Software For Spectrum Analysis
11:30-11:45 AM, Bruce Kessler
Session 5: Metal Organic Frameworks As Catalysts In The Conversion Of CO2 To Cyclic Carbonates
11:45 AM-Noon, Moises Carreon
Lunch And More
Noon-1:00 PM
1:00-1:45 PM
KIEC 2013 Concurrent Sessions
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, August 29
Session 6A: NIH Grants Peer Review Process...
2:00-2:45 PM, Atul Sahai
Session 6B: Hope Is Not A Plan...
2:00-2:45 PM, Keith Micoli
Session 6C: NSF Innovation Programs
2:00-2:45 PM, Jesus Soriano
Session 7A: DoD Air Force SBIR
2:45-3:30 PM, David Sikora
Session 7B: Short Workshop - Career Counseling And Job Search Strategies
2:45-3:30 PM, Keith Micoli
Session 7C: NSF SBIR
2:45-3:30 PM, Jesus Soriano
Grad Student/PostDoc POSTER COMPETITION AWARDS And Coffee/Dessert Break
Career Networking, Meet And Greet, And Workshop Lessons Put Into Practice
3:45-4:15 PM, Keith Micoli
Session 8A: Entrepreneurial Leave And Conflicts Of Interests In Research
3:45-4:45 PM, Deborah K. Davis and Allison Ratterman
Session 8B: Small Business Accounting for SBIR and STTR Award Recipients
3:45-4:45 PM, Chuck Woods and Rebecca Daigrepont
Poster Removal
4:45-5:00 PM
Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation - ksef.kstc.com
Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation - kstc.com
Invited Speakers Success Stories & Funding Opportunities

Anthony Boccanfuso

Executive Director
The National Academy of Sciences

Session Title: "The Role of Collaboration in Advancing Local and Regional Economies"

Jesús Soriano Molla

Program Director
National Science Foundation

Session Titles: "NSF Innovation Programs" and "NSF SBIR"

Keith Micoli

Director, Postdoctoral Program and Coordinator of Ethics Program
NYU Langone Medical Center

Session Title and Short Workshop: "Hope Is Not a Plan: How to Take Charge of Your Own Career Development"

Atul Sahai, PhD

Scientific Review Officer
Center for Scientific Review
National Institutes of Health

Session Title: "NIH Grants Peer Review Process - An Update"

Chuck Woods

OPM Financial LLC

Session Title: "Small Business Accounting for SBIR/STTR Award Recipients" - Chuck Woods and Rebecca Daigrepont

Deborah K. Davis

Associate Vice President for Research and Director, Office of Sponsored Projects Administration
University of Kentucky

Session Title: "The Entrepreneurial Faculty: Balancing Academic and Entrepreneur Roles" - Deborah K. Davis and Allison Ratterman

Barbara L. Knutson

University of Kentucky

Session Title: "At the Interface of Advanced Materials and Plant Biotechnology"

Moisés A. Carreon

Associate Professor
University of Louisville

Session Title: "Metal Organic Frameworks as Catalysts in the Conversion of CO2 to Cyclic Carbonates"

Bruce Kessler

Professor Mathematics
Western Kentucky University

Session Title: "Peaklet Analysis: Software for Spectrum Analysis"

Mehdi Yazdanpanah

CEO and Founder

Session Title: "Directed Self-Assembly Of Nanostructures To Develop Tools And Devices To Interface Biomaterial-To-Electronic"

Leah Bryant

Support Contractor, SBIR/STTR Program 
Department of Defense - Air Force

Session Title: "Air Force SBIR/STTR: From Conception to Commercialization"

Allison Griffin Ratterman

Director, Reseach Integrity Program
University of Louisville

Session Title: "The Entrepreneurial Faculty: Balancing Academic and Entrepreneur Roles" - Deborah K. Davis and Allison Ratterman

Kentucky Innovation & Enterpreneurship Conference (KIEC)

KIEC logoKIEC, our Annual Kentucky Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference, brings together distinguished speakers, tech-based economic development practitioners, researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and students and postdoctoral fellows.

The KIEC logo reflects five research focus areas: Biosciences, Environmental and Energy Technologies, Human Health and Development, Information Technology and Communications, and Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing.

The conference focuses on growing local initiatives powered by science and engineering talent. KIEC is open to ALL faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students, and small businesses. KIEC is also open to the general public and anyone interested in technology-driven innovation, high-tech growth, university-business engagement, and job opportunities.

Reserve your space for a presentation at the poster* area. KIEC is a great event for exchange of scientific ideas and for everyone to have a rewarding experience.

Program highlights -- federal and regional funding opportunities, research trends, updates on commercialization of technology and technology business development,  opportunities to improve your career in and outside of academia, recognitions and prizes to best presentations, and more...

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Griffin Gate Marriott
1800 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511
Phone: 859.231.5100 or 1.877.901.6632

The discounted hotel rate of $139 per night is available for a limited time, so reserve your room now. Hotel cancellation policy allows cancellation without charges to your credit card up to "48 hours prior to the arrival date."