CUDOS entrepreneurship seminar series 2011

This is the archived program of the 2011 seminars series

View the 2012 seminars series program instead

CUDOS has a strong commitment to education, training and mentoring for students and staff involved in the centre. To establish an atmosphere of entrepreneurship and to start researchers and students thinking about real-world implications and applications of their research we are now starting the CUDOS entrepreneurship seminar series. Over the next three months there will be fortnightly lunchtime seminars given by some of Australia's leading entrepreneurs in optics and photonics. Everyone is welcome to attend, light refreshments will be provided after the seminar with the opportunity for informal discussions. The seminar series is sponsored by CUDOS and the Australian Optical Society. See below for the schedule as well as links to individual announcements and videos of past presentations.

Seminars programme

Date Time Venue Speaker  Title Abstract Video
19/10/2011  12:00-1 pm  Education Lecture Room 424, Education Bldg Dr. Simon Poole A tale of three start-ups:  Indx, Finisar and WaveShaper [PDF] Watch
02/11/2011  12:00-1 pm  LT1, School of Physics A28,The University of Sydney Dr. Karl Rodrigues Path to Impact. Taking ideas to market. Processes, success and failures - stories from the front line of R&D, commercialisation and funding early start-ups. [PDF]  
16/11/2011  12:00-1 pm  LT1, School of Physics A28, The University of Sydney Dr. John Haywood Smart Digital Optics, a successful start-up [PDF] Watch
01/12/2011  09:30-10:30 am  Buzzard Lecture Theatre, Evan Burge Building (No. 3),
Trinity College, University of Melbourne
John Dyson The role of Venture Capitalists in entrepreneurship [PDF] Watch
08/12/2011  12:00-1 pm  LT1, School of Physics A28,The University of Sydney Harald Rosenfeldt Adaptive business planning: How an IT-bubble affects your start-up company [PDF]  

View the current 2012 Seminars series program
2012 Seminars series
Complete video records of the past seminars can be viewed online!
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Technical sponsor:
Australian Optical Society