Industry Seminar Series - February 2018
Innovation, Invention, Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship
Presenters: Dr. Wayne Seames
DATE: Tuesday, Feb 20
LOCATION: Harrington Hall 324
Whether you are starting your own business or are part of a larger company, entrepreneurial activities and the ability to innovate are important skills for the modern engineer. At the heart of most successful entrepreneurial endeavors is some type of knowledge or technology that makes the entrepreneurial enterprise valuable to the clients of that enterprise. To get to this point, remember the three “I’s” of entrepreneurship: innovation, invention, and intellectual property. Dr. Seames will discuss all three of these areas and share some of his experiences in developing marketable knowledge and technology.
Wayne Seames is a Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Chemical at the University of North Dakota (UND), USA. Invention and innovation have been a hallmark of his academic research career. He is a named inventor on eight U.S. patents and numerous international equivalents and is the only person from North Dakota to be inducted into the National Academy of Inventors. An Arizona, USA native, Seames received his BS in Chemical Engineering at the University of Arizona, USA in 1979. After a 16 year Industrial career as a Process Engineer, Supervisor, and Project Manager, he returned to Arizona and earned his Doctorate in Chemical Engineering in July, 2000. He has served on the UND faculty since August, 2000.