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Center offers workshop for entrepreneurial faculty

The Deshpande Center is planning its first faculty workshop on starting a company on Wednesday, Feb. 5.

The faculty workshop will provide practical information tailored to the needs of faculty about commercializing technology; a forum for discussing issues unique to faculty members who are considering starting companies and an opportunity to network with other faculty with similar entrepreneurial interests. There will be a short talk by Professor Robert Langer on how he has started numerous successful companies while on the MIT faculty. Lunch will be provided.

Faculty members with or without startup experience are welcome. Based on the response to the first workshop, the event may become an ongoing series. For an invitation, e-mail

The Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation was founded a year ago to support research on novel technologies in collaboration with the high technology and venture capital communities of New England.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on January 29, 2003.

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