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MBHB Partner Lawrence Aaronson to Attend NSF Midwest I-Corps Node Reception

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP partner Lawrence Aaronson is set to attend a reception conducted by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) National Innovation-Corps which is being held on July 23, 2019 at the 1871 offices in downtown Chicago at the Merchandise Mart. This reception is being hosted by the Midwest I-Corps Node, a partnership between the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the University of Michigan, Purdue University, and the University of Toledo.

NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps™)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps program prepares scientists and engineers to extend their focus beyond the university laboratory and accelerates the economic and societal benefits of NSF-funded, basic-research projects that are ready to move toward commercialization. Through I-Corps, NSF grantees learn to identify valuable product opportunities that can emerge from academic research, and gain skills in entrepreneurship through training in customer discovery and guidance from established entrepreneurs. I-Corps Nodes support regional needs for innovation education, infrastructure and research. The I-Corps Nodes work cooperatively to build, utilize and sustain a national innovation ecosystem that further enhances the development of technologies, products and processes that benefit society. Nodes are single- or multi-institution efforts to support innovation regionally. https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/i-corps/

View reception details at https://www.nsfiipconf.com/icorps/2019-chicago-cohort/