The Sixth Annual Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI) Biofuels Law and Regulation Conference, âRe-imagining Policy Incentives for Biofuels,â will be held at the I Hotel and Conference Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on May 2, 2014. EBIâs Biofuels Law and Regulation Project organized the conference.
The Conference will focus on the consideration of policy options that could help to encourage the continued development of the U.S. biofuels industry. The conference will host a number of leading academic, scientific, government, and industry experts, and attendees will have the opportunity for in-depth discussion and exchange of ideas with speakers. The conference is intended to appeal to a variety of stakeholders in the biofuels industry, including those from business, law, government, and academia. It will also be of interest to biomass producers, students, and the public generally.
Detailed information can be found on the Conference website, www.biofuellawconference.org. Cost of attendance is free, but registration is required. Registration questions should be directed to Elizabeth Stull, Conference Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This workshop will entail a brief presentation covering technology transfer at Illinois, an introduction to patents and patent process, an explanation of how universities manage IP, and a definition of tech transfer success. This will be followed by a case study where attendees will break into small groups and identify all potential IP in the given case. After this workshop, attendees will be able to identify IP coming out of their research at the University and know when and how to engage with the OTM on campus. The workshop will last approximately 90 minutes, and pizza will be served!
Research Park is very excited to be hosting a station for Bike to Work Day!
Thursday May 15th is CU Bike to Work Day 2014! Aiming to promote bicycling as a viable commuting option for residents of all experience levels, participants in CU Bike to Work Day will be able to stop by stations located at employment centers throughout the Greater Champaign-Urbana area for snacks, drinks, and information regarding cycling in the CU.
To register for Bike to Work Day, click on the link provided. T-shirts for Bike Month will be given to registrants on a first come, first served basis.
CU Bike to Work Day is only one of thousands of Bike to Work Day events occurring throughout the country.
The Research Park station will be located on the corner of Hazelwood Drive and South First Street. (http://bit.ly/1ow0dpZ) We are looking for volunteers from the Research Park to help us run the station! Please contact Dana Cohen if you or your colleagues would like to volunteer!