PARC: The Business of Innovation

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 | 11:30am-1:00pm | Environmental Business Cluster, San Jose, CAAGENDA

11:30am - 12:00pmRegistration and Networking12:00pm - 1:00pmPresentation, Q&A*Lunch will be provided

OVERVIEW PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, PARC provides custom R&D services, technology expertise, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agency partners. PARC creates new business options, co-develops technology, augments internal capabilities, and reduces risk for companies.

PARC demonstrates a commitment to accelerating time to market for cleantech startups with its open innovation model by offering specialized technological expertise and services as well as access to capital-intensive infrastructure. Join us in this 1-hour workshop and learn how emerging companies can work with PARC to tap into their network and gain know-how from 40 years of technology breakthroughs.

SPEAKERSScott Elrod, Director of Hardware Systems Lab and Cleantech Program, PARCMark Stephenson, Director of Business Development, PARC

REGISTRATION - Regular Price: $20.00- Partner Rate: $15.0 - EBC Clients, Mentors, Sponsors: FREE

VENUEEnvironmental Business Cluster1st Floor Training Room100 E. Santa Clara AveSan Jose, CA 95113


Scott Elrod, Director of Hardware Systems Lab and Cleantech Program, PARCScott Elrod is Vice President and Director of the Hardware Systems Laboratory research organization at PARC, a Xerox company. He also directs the Cleantech Innovation Program at PARC, which develops solutions for energy efficiency, clean water, renewable fuels, and more. One of the first results of this program is a novel, low-cost solar concentrator technology developed by startup venture SolFocus, Inc. that will significantly cut consumers' solar electricity costs.

Mark Stephenson, Director of Hardware Systems Lab and Cleantech Program, PARCMark brings to PARC an extensive background in licensing, technology transfer, and joint ventures; operations manufacturing and quality systems; and international sales, marketing, and business development. He has worked for several start-ups at various stages, often joining them to take the founding technology to the next commercial level. Mark has experience commercializing water technologies in several diverse industries, including automotive, fish farming, recreational water, boilers/cooling towers, hemodialysis, chemical sterilants, veterinarian medicine, and environmental remediation.

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