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)

Date: Friday November 16th, 2018

Time: 8.00 am-3.00 pm

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

Subject: Innovating with Sustainable Chemistry

More details to come. 

Fifth Academia-Industry Forum (2016)

Concept to Commercialization: A One-Day Workshop

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


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. 


Presentation files (PDF) provided below:

Third Biennial Forum (November 2012)

Creation of the Chemical Entrepreneur


Second Biennial Forum (November 2010): 

Emerging Technologies in the Chemical Sciences