Fuse SPC hosts leaders from Washington State University, the University of Washington and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for panel discussions and networking February 7. The event, free and open to the public, is for entrepreneurs, students, innovators and thinkers from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Fuse building, 723 The Parkway in Richland.
“This is a unique opportunity for our local start-up community to learn from some of the region’s most sought-after thought leaders in technology and innovation. This is a big win for the Tri-Cities, and we’re excited to bring it here to Fuse,” said Rocco Luongo, CEO of Fuse SPC.
Presenters include Brian Kraft, director of research and assistant vice president at Washington State University; Forest Bohrer, senior manager for innovation development at UW CoMotion; Lee Cheatham, director of technology deployment and outreach at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.; and Maren Katzaroff founder of Brilliance Empowered.
Topics include a design thinking workshop, creating a mission-inspired culture, technology licensing and commercialization and ends with social hour and networking. Guests may attend any or all of the presentations. The US Economic Development Association supports the event through grants to Fuse, Tri-Cities Research District and UW CoMotion.
Fuse SPC focuses on innovation, collaboration and community building. Located in Richland’s The Parkway, it offers small business and idea development workshops, community leader fireside chats and collaboration events.
CoMotion is UW’s collaborative innovation hub dedicated to expanding the economic and societal impact of the UW community and beyond. CoMotion offers services in Seattle and Spokane.
The Tri-Cities Research District is 2,875-acres designated for research and innovation, known throughout the nation and world for its clean energy innovation. Partners include Battelle, Washington State University Tri-Cities, Port of Benton and US Department of Energy.
For more information, visit fusespc.com or call (509) 572-3340.
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