Entrepreneur panel: Bringing Technology to the Marketplace

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Date/Time:Wednesday, 08 Nov 2017 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Location:1951 Food Sciences Building (CCUR Technology Transfer Theatre)
Contact:Darren Jarboe
Channel:Center for Crops Utilization Research
Categories:Lectures Special events
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A panel of Iowa entrepreneurs will share their stories about bringing technology to the marketplace, the innovation process and the challenges they faced in commercializing products. This event is free and open to the public. Due to limited seating, RSVPs are requested.

The presenters will be:
- Fuyuan Jing, founder and president of VariFAS, LLC. He is commercializing his doctoral research to produce novel fatty acids from agricultural sugars through microbial fermentation.
- Robert Riley Jr., chairman of the board of the Riley Resource Group. In 1986, Riley purchased Feed Energy Co., a fats and oils processor, and began building the company with products that has led to five related companies.
- Daniel Oh, president and CEO of OEI Inc. He was president and chief executive officer of Renewable Energy Group, North America's largest producer of biofuel with 14 biorefineries.

Due to limited seating, please RSVP to Karla Long, 294-0160, or kylong@iastate.edu, by Nov. 6.