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August 25, 1998

UB AND UMBC OFFER CERTIFICATE IN TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION

Baltimore, MD -- Got a great idea or invention? Is it marketable? Find out how to take science and technology to the marketplace in the new graduate certificate program offered by the University of Baltimore (UB) and University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).

Building on the award-winning Lab to Market Project at UB's Merrick School of Business, the UB/UMBC program is designed for entrepreneurs, scientists, researchers, attorneys or engineers. The certificate curriculum features four highly interactive, focused courses that will lead students through effective strategies of legal analysis, intellectual property approaches, market research, financing and business planning.

Three courses will be taught in the fall - Entrepreneurship Opportunity Analysis, Commercialization Planning, and Commercialization Start-up. All classes will be held Wednesday evenings beginning September 2 at UB's midtown campus in Baltimore. For further information on the courses and the certificate program, call 410/455-2797, email connect@umbc.edu or visit the web site at http://shark.umbc.edu/techcomm.html.

The Technology Commercialization program is directed by Dr. Lanny Herron, UB associate professor and director of the Center for Technology Commercialization, who started four companies and has been involved in all aspects of bringing products to market; and Dr. Appa Anjanappa, associate professor of mechanical engineering, UMBC, and inventor of the Bullet Masonry Drill Bit Speed TipÒ for Black & Decker.

The University of Baltimore is an upper division, graduate and professional university specializing in transfer students, and with limited sophomore opportunities. UB is a member of the University System of Maryland. It is comprised of the School of Law, the Yale Gordon College of Liberal Arts, and the Merrick School of Business. Also a member of the University System of Maryland, UMBC is a mid-size public research university focusing on science, technology and engineering at the graduate level, supported by a strong undergraduate foundation in the liberal arts and sciences.

Posted by dwinds1 at August 25, 1998 12:00 AM