School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Summer 2018 Short Course: “Concept to Market”
This nine-week non-credit summer course will guide participants through the process of taking a concept from the laboratory to the marketplace and building a business around it. The course is based on a series of case studies that deal with various aspects of product commercialization and business development, including market analysis and competitive assessment, business strategy, product scale-up and production, financial analysis, intellectual property, risk assessment and regulatory issues. It is intended to prepare the studentforaworldbeyondtheacademicenvironmentandtopresentbusinessconceptsthat willbeimportanttothosewhochoosetopursueanon-academiccareerpath.
Participants who complete the course will receive a certificate, but not GT course credit. The course will be taught by members of the School’s Advisory Board, all with extensive relevant experience from highly successful careers in the private sector.
Lunch will be provided immediately after each class.
Innovation and Design
Market Needs and Competitive Assessment
Intellectual Property and Freedom to Operate
Independence Day – Institute Closed
Cost and Financial Analysis
Building a Sustainable Business
Safety, Health, and Environmental Sustainability
Dr. Gerald A. Bush
Zulu Airline Systems Atlanta, GA
Dr. Mike Cobb Managing Principal Criterion LLC Atlanta, GA
Dr. Joe Coury
formerly FCC R&D Senior Manager Albemarle Corporation
Pasadena, TX 77507
Dr. Elizabeth Gadsby
Dr. Jeffrey S. Hurley
Dr. David Moody Division President Milliken & Company Spartanburg, SC
Head of Product Development and
Vice President, Nonwovens
Clinical Sofusa Business Unit
Nice-Pak Products, Inc.
Two Nice-Pak Park
Drug Delivery Development
Mr. William Needle
Chair of Intellectual Property Dept.
Dr. Kelly Sepcic Pfeil
Ballard Spahr, LLP Atlanta, GA
Arrow Inno Plano, TX