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Lessons Learned from SBIR Awardees

September 23, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Interested in learning more about Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding? Join us on Thursday, September 23 (12:00 p.m. ET) in Upson Lounge (Room 116) for a panel discussion hosted by Cornell Engineering’s Entrepreneurs in Residence.

A panel of successful Cornell Engineering alumni and SBIR awardees will be present to share their experiences with SBIR funding, including best practices for applying and challenges faced during the application process, as well as updates on the progress they have been able to make on their innovations since being awarded an SBIR grant.

Space is limited, so please RSVP in advance.

Cornell Engineering Faculty and Graduate Student Panel Discussion: Lessons Learned from SBIR Awardees

Thursday, September 23 (12:00 p.m. ET) – Upson Lounge, Room 116

Alumni panelists include:

Ilayda Samilgil, ’19
CEO and co-founder of Organic Robotics, a company that creates stretchable sensing technology branded as Light Lace. The startup recently won $50k in the NFL’s 1st & Future competition, sponsored by the National Football League.

Alejandro Cortese, PhD ’19
Co-founder and CEO of OWiC Technologies, Inc, an early-stage startup that spun out of doctoral research on microscopic optical wireless integrated circuits, or OWiCs, at Cornell University.

Austin Hickman, PhD ’21
A doctoral candidate in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University, working under the guidance of Prof. Debdeep Jena and Prof. Grace Xing. His work is focused on the fabrication and characterization of next generation RF transistors, as well as the semiconductor physics underlying the devices. These III-Nitride, high-electron-mobility transistors are targeting high-power, mm-wave applications.


September 23, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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116 Upson Hall
124 Hoy Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14853
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