Event Details

Nanotechnology New Ventures Competition

March 25 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Burton Morgan Center

A joint initiative sponsored by Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame
in conjunction with the State of Indiana’s Midwest Institute of Nanoelectronics Discovery (MIND)

Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame are proud partners with the state of Indiana, through the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, in an initiative to promote nanotechnology discoveries and new ventures in Indiana.  One component of this initiative is a Nanotechnology New Ventures Competition. 

The Nanotechnology New Ventures Competition aims to foster translational research and accelerate the commercialization of intellectual property in the nanotechnology arena within the state of Indiana. In doing so, the Competition exemplifies the spirit of Discovery-to-Delivery by generating entrepreneurship opportunities and driving economic development of nanotechnology research.  Participants compete for cash prizes totaling $57,000.

New Venture Workshop

The Midwest Institute of Nanoelectronics Discovery will provide two sessions on new venture planning on October 29th at Purdue University and November 30th at the University of Notre Dame. Each identical session will be a two-hour, focused session introducing the essentials of the business model and venture planning. Critical needs for success will be discussed and relevant supporting resources will be identified.

Jim Davis is the John F. O’Shaughnessy Professor of Family Enterprises and associate professor of strategic management in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. He has been at the University of Notre Dame since 1991. He launched and directed the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial studies at Notre Dame from 1998 through 2008. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He has worked with many major national and multinational corporations throughout the world on strategic planning and positioning. He has been a secondary education teacher, a school psychologist and a regional mental health coordinator for the Head Start Program. His primary research interests include strategy, trust, stewardship theory, social capital, corporate governance and family business. He has five children.

Jon Gortat is a Technology Project Manager with the Purdue Research Foundation, Office of Technology Commercialization and interim director of Purdue University’s Emerging Innovations Fund. Prior to that, he has more than 5 years experience working in industrial pharmacy research and project management. He has been a small business consultant for several companies and non-profit organizations in the areas of market positioning, pricing analysis, exit financing, and corporate strategy. He holds an MBA from the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University and a baccalaureate of science degree in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University.

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