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Brinks Innovation Competition:  Where Are They Now?



Reservations Required:   

May 9, 2012

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
NBC Tower, Suite 3600
455 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
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Please join Global Midwest Alliance and host Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione for a special program featuring last year's Innovation Competition winners, Catacel Corporation and Ecologic Tech.  Learn about current and future trends in clean tech investments from a panel discussion among industry experts, Shez Bandukwala, John Krzywicki and Alex Tang. Network with executives, academics, entrepreneurs, investors, attorneys and other professionals from the “clean tech community.” Come hear a first-hand update from Peter Eelman, VP of Exhibitions & Communications for the Association for Manufacturing Technology on the 2012 International Manufacturing Technology Show.

There is no charge to attend this program. Seats are limited. Please register on or before May 8, 2012.

A Program Celebrating Past Winners and Look Ahead to the 2012 Innovation Competition
Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione has more than 140 attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents who specialize in intellectual property, making it one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world use Brinks to help them identify, protect, manage and enforce their intellectual property. Brinks lawyers provide expertise in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. The Brinks team includes lawyers with bachelors and advanced degrees in all fields of technology and science. Brinks has offices in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Research Triangle Park, Salt Lake City, Ann Arbor and Indianapolis. ​

Global Midwest Alliance is a business-led, region-wide organization dedicated to transforming the Midwest into an internationally recognized leader in innovation and business growth. The Alliance aligns and integrates resources throughout the Midwest helping businesses to grow by leveraging existing resources to develop new products and find customers throughout the world. The Alliance is the Private Sector Liaison Office for the World Bank and a member of Global CONNECT. Through these and other affiliations, the Alliance facilitates access to global business opportunities for Midwest business. The Alliance offers educational and networking opportunities through a variety of programs and resources designed to promote innovation, technology development and access to global opportunities in the clean technology, energy, food, logistics, manufacturing and water industries.

Registration and Luncheon 

Welcome Remarks
James Naughton, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione and Co-Chair, Brinks Innovation Competition

Brinks Innovation Competition Update and Midwest Clean Tech 2012
Rebecca Riebe, Global Midwest Alliance

A Look Ahead to Midwest Clean Tech 2012: Manufacturing Technologies and an IMTS Update
Peter Eelman, Vice President - Exhibitions & Communications for the Association for Manufacturing Technologies

Trends in Global Clean Tech Funding  Moderator:
Allen Dines, MRUN President and Co-Chair Brinks Innovation Competition
Panel Guests:
John Krzywicki, True North Venture Partners
Shez Bandukwala, Association for Corporate Growth
Alex Tang, Invention Bridge

Where Are They Now? Update on the Winners of the 2011 Brinks Innovation Competition
Presentations by:
Dave Becker, VP Manufacturing & Operations, Catacel Corporation (Garrettsville, OH)
Jerry Liu, CEO, EcologicTech (Columbia, MO)

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11:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. - 12:40 p.m.

12:40 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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