VFVC Third Thursday is September 20th

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Posted: September 11, 2012

Join us on Thursday, September 20th at 6:30pm for VFVC Third Thursday! 

Accelerating New Product Ideas with the Vermont Innovation Marketplace

In this program Patricia Giavara from the Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) will provide an overview of the tools available on the Vermont and National Innovation Marketplaces to help inventors and entrepreneurs accelerate development and commercialization of new product ideas. The Marketplaces
are part of a program under the Department of Commerce, NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership to re-ignite innovation and growth in US manufacturing. The Marketplaces connect people who have innovative new product ideas with potential investors, licensing partners, and manufacturers. Inventors can create a Business Simulation report on the Marketplace that provides an assessment of “market pull” for their new product idea and provides an early stage sales forecast. A free on-line workshop helps inventors to translate their idea into a clear and specific marketing message and business plan. The Innovation  marketplaces can also be used to find technologies or experts at universities and national labs; and respond to innovation buying requests posted by companies and government agencies.


Contact Heidi Krantz at hkrantz@vtsbdc.org or 802-472-5362 for more information.

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