Academic Entrepreneurship Through Innovation

TUSIAD Silicon Valley Network invites you to our summer gathering event!

Please join us for a keynote speech on Academic Entrepreneurship Through Innovation by Dr. Utkan Demirci from Stanford University School of Medicine. This event will be a unique opportunity to meet with Dr. Demirci to explore the road to academic entrepreneurship and initiatives to build leadership capacity. The keynote will be followed by a social networking session for our members.

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6:00 p.m. Registration

6:30 p.m. Opening Remarks by Ayşegül Ildeniz; Chair of the TUSIAD Silicon Valley Network followed by key updates from TUSIAD Silicon Valley Network Committee Chairs

6:45 p.m. Dr. Utkan Demirci keynote speech on Academic Entrepreneurship Through Innovation

7:15 p.m. Social Networking


Keynote Presenter:

Utkan Demirci, Professor, Stanford University

Dr. Demirci is currently a Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine at the Canary Center for Cancer Early Detection. His group has pioneering contributions in multiple fields including infectious diseases, fertility, cancer diagnostics, cell encapsulation, cryobiology, and biofabrication; they create novel technologies for disposable point-of-care (POC) diagnostics and monitoring. He was selected as one of the world’s top 35 young innovators under the age of 35 (TR-35) by the MIT Technology Review. He holds over 20 patents, translated into products through multiple start-up companies including DxNOW, Koek Biotechnology and LEVITAS.