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LU Innovation Talks: Curtis Carlson

NanoLund, the Center for Nanoscience at Lund University, and LU Innovation & VentureLab, the hub for innovation and commercialization at Lund University would like to invite you to a free-of-charge lecture on the key aspects of innovations held by Curtis R Carlson, by most experts regarded as the "Guru on Innovations". 


How can you have a career in a Lund's "Silicon Valley"? The phenomenon "Silicon Valley" is based on mutual support between world-leading academic education and research, at Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley, and innovators and financing institutions driving high-tech companies in the Bay Area. Lund University and companies at Ideon and other locations have the capacity and ambitions to create a similar phenomenon around Lund, in this way also offering ambitious young people a wealth of alternative career opportunities.

During this event, former President and CEO of Stanford Research Institute International (SRI), Curtis R Carlson, pioneer of what is now recognized around the world as the most successful innovation process, the SRI Five Disciplines of Innovation, will offer his views on innovation and academia. He will touch upon subjects such as what is needed to create a flourishing ecosystem that fosters new companies, creates jobs, builds and attracts competence, and that integrates research, development and production.

With this lecture, we hope to stimulate the idea that knowledge from the University can evolve into innovations and thereby generate positive spin-off effects into society as a whole.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to listen to one of the greatest minds of innovation!

WHEN: 19th of October between 08:30 - 10:00. Coffe and sandwich will be served from 08:00.
WHERE: Palaestra et Odeum, Lund.
COST: Free-of-charge. The number of seats is limited - First come, first served!


Biography: Curtis R Carlson
Former president and CEO of SRI International Curtis R Carlson was and is a prominent technologist and pioneer in developing and using innovation best practices. During his time as CEO of SRI, revenue tripled to $550 million per year and tens of billions of dollars of new marketplace value was created. The organisation became one of the country’s preeminent research and innovation centers, grew to 2,500 staff members, entered new technical fields, and spun-off high-value ventures such as Siri (acquired by Apple) and Redwood Robotics (acquired by Google). The innovation methodology he created at SRI is now used by companies and governments around the world. Carlson has served on many boards including President Obama's National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Earlier Event: 18 October
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