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8-4 pm Registration
8:45-9:00 am Welcome, Tom Skalak, Vice President for Research, University of Virginia, Peggy Focarino, Commissioner for Patents, United States Patent and Trademark Office, and Aneesh Chopra, Senior Advisor, The Advisory Board Company
9:00-9:30 am Federal & State Innovation Vision
Matt Erskine, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
Bob McDonnell, Governor, Virginia
Jim Duffey, Secretary of Technology, Commonwealth of Virginia
9:30-9:45 am Break
9:45-11:00 am Team presentations
9:45-10:05 Team 1 - "Cooling Solutions for High Heat Flux Applications"
10:10-10:30 Team 2 - "A Novel Vaccine for Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Transmitted Diseases"
10:40-11:00 Team 3 - "Hacker-proofing the Web"
11:00-12:45 pm Poster Session & Networking with Buffet Lunch
12:50-1:00 pm Teresa Sullivan, President, University of Virginia
1:00-1:40 pm Keynote Speaker: Ángel Cabrera, President, George Mason University
1:40-3:15 pm Team Presentations
1:40-2:00 pm Team 4 - "New Drug for Safe Blood Transfusions"
2:05-2:25 pm Team 5 - "Ocean Safe Biodegradable Microspheres for the Cosmetic and Toiletries Industry"
2:30-2:50 pm Team 6 - "A New Device to Diagnose Heart Attacks Early and Quickly"
2:55-3:15pm Team 7 - "Harvesting Energy from Moving Water Using Vortex-Induced Vibration (VIV)"
3:30-3:45 pm Break
3:45-5:00 pm Panel Discussion:
Peter Barris, Managing General Partner, New Enterprise Associates;
Kevin Greene, Vice President, Business Development, Logi Analytics;
Isai Peimer, Principal, MedImmune Ventures
Moderator: Mark Crowell, Executive Director, UVA Innovation, Associate Vice President for Research, UVA
5:30-6:45 pm Reception