Georgia Section

A home for members and friends of the American Chemical Society's Georgia Section throughout the greater Atlanta area and its vicinity.

Academia-Industry Forum

This Forum, held biennially since 2008 at Kennesaw State University, aims to connect leaders from the academic and industrial sectors in the chemical sciences.This program is co-sponsored by the

Sixth Academia-Industry Forum (2018) -CANCELLED

Innovating with Sustainable Chemistry

When:  Friday November 16th, 2016, 8:00 - 3:00 pm.  
Where: KSU Center, Room 300, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw, GA 30144

Program

  8.00am              Registration and continental breakfast

  8.30am              Welcome & Introduction:  Mark Mitchell & Jason Lye

   9.00am                Mary Kirchoff, Director | Scientific Advancement Division.                                      
                                Keynote Address – “Sustainability through Green Chemistry”   
                                                             
10.00am              Chris Luettgen, GA Tech, Institute of Paper Technology – “Forest Products    
                             Manufacturing, Breakthrough Technologies for Improved Sustainability.”

                10.45am              Networking Break

     11.30am               Bill Bryant, Allnex – “Sustainability from a Commercial Perspective”

12.15pm              Lunch

         1.15pm              Robin Rogers, University of Alabama - What is an appropriate academic     
                             business model to drive commercialization of sustainable technology?

                  2.00pm               Dan Daly, University of Alabama - “Entrepreneurship in Chemistry” 

  2.45pm              Wrap Up
 
  3.00pm              Adjourn


 Registration Fee: $60 (includes Breakfast and Lunch)
                                 Free parking

 Pre-Registration is required. 
 Send name, affiliation, email address, telephone number to terrysay@aol.com 
 Pay at https://www.paypal.me/gaacstreasurer/60
When:  Friday November 16th, 2016, 8:00 - 3:00 pm.  
Where: KSU Center, Room 300, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw, GA 30144

Program

  8.00am              Registration and continental breakfast

  8.30am              Welcome & Introduction:  Mark Mitchell & Jason Lye

   9.00am                Mary Kirchoff, Director | Scientific Advancement Division.                                      
                                Keynote Address – “Sustainability through Green Chemistry”   
                                                             
10.00am              Chris Luettgen, GA Tech, Institute of Paper Technology – “Forest Products    
                             Manufacturing, Breakthrough Technologies for Improved Sustainability.”

                10.45am              Networking Break

     11.30am               Bill Bryant, Allnex – “Sustainability from a Commercial Perspective”

12.15pm              Lunch

         1.15pm              Robin Rogers, University of Alabama - What is an appropriate academic     
                             business model to drive commercialization of sustainable technology?

                  2.00pm               Dan Daly, University of Alabama - “Entrepreneurship in Chemistry” 

  2.45pm              Wrap Up
 
  3.00pm              Adjourn


 Registration Fee: $60 (includes Breakfast and Lunch)
                                 Free parking

 Pre-Registration is required. 
 Send name, affiliation, email address, telephone number to terrysay@aol.com 
 Pay at https://www.paypal.me/gaacstreasurer/60

When:  Friday November 16th, 2018, 8:00 - 3:00 pm.  

Where: KSU Center, Room 300, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw, GA 30144

Program

8.00 am     Registration and continental breakfast

8.30 am     Welcome & Introduction:  Mark Mitchell & Jason Lye

   9.00am                Mary Kirchoff, Director | Scientific Advancement Division.                                      
                                Keynote Address – “Sustainability through Green Chemistry”   
                                                             
10.00am              Chris Luettgen, GA Tech, Institute of Paper Technology – “Forest Products    
                             Manufacturing, Breakthrough Technologies for Improved Sustainability.”

9:00 am     Mary Kirchoff, Director, Scientific Advancement Division

                  Keynote Address – “Sustainability through Green Chemistry”

 9.00am                Mary Kirchoff, Director | Scientific Advancement Division.                                      
                                Keynote Address – “Sustainability through Green Chemistry”   
                                                             
10.00am              Chris Luettgen, GA Tech, Institute of Paper Technology – “Forest Products    
                             Manufacturing, Breakthrough Technologies for Improved Sustainability.”

                10.45am              Networking Break
 9.00am                Mary Kirchoff, Director | Scientific Advancement Division.                                      
                                Keynote Address – “Sustainability through Green Chemistry”   
                                                             
10.00am              Chris Luettgen, GA Tech, Institute of Paper Technology – “Forest Products    
                             Manufacturing, Breakthrough Technologies for Improved Sustainability.”

                10.45am              Networking Break
   9.00am                Mary Kirchoff, Director | Scientific Advancement Division.                                      
                                Keynote Address – “Sustainability through Green Chemistry”   
                                                             
10.00am              Chris Luettgen, GA Tech, Institute of Paper Technology – “Forest Products    
                             Manufacturing, Breakthrough Technologies for Improved Sustainability.”

                10.45am              Networking Break

10.00 am   Chris Luettgen, GA Tech, Institute of Paper Technology – “Forest Products                                Manufacturing, Breakthrough Technologies for Improved Sustainability.”

10.45 am    Networking Break

11.30 am    Bill Bryant, Allnex – “Sustainability from a Commercial Perspective”

12.15 pm    Lunch

1.15 pm      Robin Rogers, University of Alabama - What is an appropriate academic                                    business model to drive commercialization of sustainable technology?

2.00 pm      Dan Daly, University of Alabama - “Entrepreneurship in Chemistry”

2.45 pm     Wrap Up

3.00 pm     Adjourn

Registration Fee: $60 (includes Breakfast and Lunch), Free parking

Pre-Registration is required: Send name, affiliation, email address, telephone number to terrysay@aol.com

Pay at https://www.paypal.me/gaacstreasurer/60

Fifth Academia-Industry Forum (2016)

Concept to Commercialization: A One-Day Workshop

Nobember 16, 2016 (8 am - 4 pm). Hosted by Kennesaw State University

Program

Insights, Creativity Tools & Innovation – Jason Lye, Lyco Works Incorporated

Value Innovation (Satisfying Market Needs)  Terry Say, Say Consulting, LLC.

Outsourcing Development:

     Toll manufacturing – lab to pilot to production – Mark Terry, ICT

      Contract analytical services – Lisa Detter-Hoskin, GT Material Analysis Center

                                                Tim Vander Wood, MVA Scientific Consultants

      Application testing laboratories – commercial & academia – Jason Lye

IP Protection – Brian Shortell, Ballard Spahr LLP

Regulatory Requirements – Dan Newton, SOCMA

Start-Ups and Funding – Kirby Black, Epic BioVentures, LLC.

Fourth Academia-Industry Forum (2014)

Partnering for Success – Ventures that Work for both Academia and Industry

November 5, 2014 (8:00 am - 4:00 pm) at the KSU Center

How can Georgia's chemical industries leverage the state's superb academic technological resources?  And how can academia benefit from the enrichment brought by the commercial application of their research?   

We are planning an interactive learning day, with a mixture of hands-on deal-making workshops, interactive talks, and discussions designed to illuminate the perspectives of each partner, where and how to identify collaborators, and always great networking. 

Program

Presentation files (PDF) provided below:

Third Biennial Forum (November 2012)

Creation of the Chemical Entrepreneur

Program

Second Biennial Forum (November 2010): 

Emerging Technologies in the Chemical Sciences

Program