Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur: 30 Years of Photonic Start-ups in Academia and Industry

29.01.2013, 14:00

Dr Simon Poole, IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer 2012-13, Director, New Business Ventures, Finisar Australia

Every company - even the largest household names such as Google or Apple or even IBM - begins life as a start-up. Drawing on experience gained from Dr. Poole's extensive start-up history, this presentation will look at how some of the companies and research groups in which Dr. Poole has been involved got started, what they did and how they subsequently developed and thrived. The presentation aims to inspire researchers who are considering how to commercialize their research to take the next steps and move out of the research lab and into the brave new world of commercialization.

Time: 14:00