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Scientific Research Can Breed Challenges in Industry

Scientific innovations can be the impetus for the economic growth of both large and small companies. Scientists, however, must be aware of challenges that often accompany growth opportunities.Dr. David Spellmeyer, of the IBM Almaden Services Research group, will present Science as a Business Pursuit: Professional Growth, Opportunities and Constraints on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 5 p.m. in the Fisher Conference Center in room 325 of Fisher Hall on campus. Free and open to the public, the lecture will immediately follow a 4 p.m. reception.

A part of Duquesne University’s Business of Science Series, Spellmeyer’s presentation will focus on real-life examples of challenges scientists face within small and large companies, including managing company intellectual property, corporate partnerships, and different types of business deals and how they relate to growth issues of small companies.

The presentation is co-sponsored by the Center for Biotechnology and the Center for Computational Sciences, and the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences at Duquesne University.

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