Did you catch ecosVC at the 72nd Annual Northwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (Innovation & Unanticipated Discoveries) in Corvallis, Oregon?

As silver sponsors of the meeting, ecosVC was proud to support this regional conference of the American Chemical Society and to work with Oregon State University partners who are strong supporters of science and innovation. 


American Chemical Society (ACS) Northwest Region Partners for Progress and Prosperity Award (P3)

“For the successful partnership between ecosVC, CSMC, and OSU NRT-IGE to support entrepreneurship, innovation and career advancement in the chemical enterprise.” ACS recognizes the awardees for introduction and expansion of the Lens of the Market® (LoM) program at Oregon State University. LoM uniquely advances innovation education and commercialization work by informing students and faculty how to translate basic research to address real market needs. LoM represents a unique and progressive training paradigm that helps participants realize both the full scientific and societal value of their work. 

  • Judy Giordan, ecosVC, Inc. and OSU Professor of Practice
  • Douglas Keszler, OSU Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry (CSMC), NSF Center for Chemical Innovation, OSU Distinguished Professor
  • Rich Carter, OSU NRT-IGE, OSU Professor

Innovation Programming

NORM 2017 featured an exciting, 3 day innovation program  packed with a Lens of the Market® (LoM) workshop, networking events, Innovation Fair as part of the Expo, talks, panels and office hours with leading innovators and funders.

The Lens of Science: Creating, Commercializing & Funding Market-Required Innovations & Solutions (Organized by Janet Bryant, Rich Carter and Judith Giordan)

Opening Overview: The Lens of Science - Creating Market-required innovations and solutions (Judith Giordan)

Interactive Panel: Lens of Science - Creating market-required innovations and solutions (Judith Giordan with C.C. Stimpson, S. Meyers, T.S. Scanlan and S.L. Hemmingson)

The Lens of Business: Commercializing Market Required STEM Innovations & Solutions (Organized by Janet Bryant, Rich Carter and Judith Giordan)

Opening introduction: The Lens of Business - Commercializing market-required STEM innovations and solutions. (Judith Giordan)

Opening Overview: The Lens of Business - Commercializing market-required STEM innovations and solutions from a graduate student perspective. (Rich Carter, Judith Giordan, Janet Bryant)

Interactive Panel: Lens of Business - Commercializing market-required STEM innovations and solutions from a graduate student perspective. Rich Carter, (Jenn Amador, D.P. Leonard, K. Zappitelli, T. Chiang)

Opening Overview: The Lens of Business - Commercializing market-required STEM innovations and solutions from a company perspective. (Judith Giordan)

Interactive Panel: The Lens of Business - Commercializing market-required STEM innovations and solutions from a company perspective. (Judith Giordan, Rich Carter, R. Carone, A.C. Nelson, J. Surina)

The Lens of Funding: Where's the $$? Finding Funding for Future Ventures (Organized by Janet Bryant, Rich Carter and Judith Giordan)

Opening Overview: The Lens of Funding - Where's the $$$ for innovation? (Judith Giordan)

Interactive Panel: The Lens of Funding - Where's the $$$ for innovation? (Judith Giordan, M. Manley, S. Rung, C. Rosenthal, B. Schrag, K. Jurman)


Innovation Workshop

Lens of the Market Stage 1


Innovation Fair

ACS NORM 2017 hosted the 1st ACS Innovation Fair, an opportunity for chemistry intensive new start-ups and soon-to-be-start-ups or proto-ventures to network with the community and gain insights and feedback from Innovation Track attendees.

This unique opportunity, supported by sponsorship funding, offered participants a half-table booth, located in the Innovation area of the Vendor Exposition. Congratulations to all approved applicants!


NORM Gallery

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