Introduction to Entrepreneurial Thinking: Entrepreneurship Within and Beyond Academe
Apr 15, 2014
from 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm
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Description. Entrepreneurship isn't just about starting a business. It's a way of thinking--of identifying problems and possibilities for research and innovation. And it occurs in research and scholarship across disciplines in the academy. In this session, a panel of experts will introduce the ways to think entrepreneurially, no matter what your area of study or discipline might be.
Learning Outcomes. After attending the workshop, participants will be able to:
· Briefly describe the characteristics of entrepreneurial thinking
· List strategies to think entrepreneurially within their own discipline
· Identify next steps for using entrepreneurial thinking
Presenters. Eugene Krentsel, with Steven Koenig and Van Clouse
Dr. Eugene Krentsel is the Associate Vice President for Research & Innovation at the University of Louisville. He is responsible for the full range of activities in the discovery-innovation-translation-commercialization spectrum at the University of Louisville, including frequent interactions with external groups in the public and private sector to promote economic development that is associated with university initiatives. He came to UofL from the State University of New York (SUNY), Binghamton, N.Y., where he was assistant vice president for entrepreneurship and innovation partnerships. Prior to his post at SUNY, Krentsel was founding director of the International Technology Commercialization Institute at the University of Missouri in Columbia. A scientist, inventor and entrepreneur, Krentsel has advised a variety of organizations, including the National Academy of Sciences, National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of State and the International Science and Technology Center. He has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a doctoral degree in chemistry, and serves as an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship in the UofL College of Business.