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TI:GER hosts annual innovation conference
By Emory University School of Law | Emory Law | March 13, 2017

TI:GER conference:
Dean Robert Schapiro addresses the attendees of the 2016 TI:GER innovation conference

After a highly successful inaugural conference, the organizers of the Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results (TI:GER) program will continue their work to share current business practices, discuss the legal and economic challenges, and showcase new technology from the TI:GER teams. The 2017 TI:GER conference will focus on the future of innovation. The event will take place March 30, 2017, between 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in Tull Auditorium, Gambrell Hall at Emory University.

Nicole N. Morris, director of TI:GER and professor in practice, said, “I am excited to have this distinguished group of speakers join us for a discussion about the future of innovation. It is an opportunity to learn about the next wave of emerging technologies and legal challenges associated with them. This is the only conference I am aware of that brings together scientists, attorneys, and business professionals to discuss innovative approaches and current trends in technology commercialization.” The conference will feature:

  • Blake Patton, managing director, Tech Square Ventures
  • David Cummings, entrepreneur and founder of Atlanta Tech Village
  • Mario Montag, CEO, Predikto
  • Scott Hollister MD of Georgia Tech/Emory Biomedical Engineering
  • Matt Burton of Uber Technologies
  • Heather McNay of Landis+Gyr
  • Stephen Kong of Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, PC
  • Phyllis Sumner of King & Spalding
  • Bryan Stewart of Morris, Manning, & Martin 

Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results, or TI:GER®, is a collaboration between Emory Law and Georgia Institute of Technology that brings together graduate students in law, business, science, and engineering to work on start-up projects. The goal: transform highly promising research into economically viable products.

Register here for this free conference.