Monday, October 19, 2015

Cross-Border Innovation & Business

Recap of October 16 Robotics Seminar. By Joyce  Sidopoulos, Manager, MassTLC Robotics Cluster

More than 35 robotics enthusiasts attended our October 16 seminar.  Thanks to B-Temia, RxRobotics and Redtree Robotics we learned about exoskeletons for medical and military operations, humanoid robots for pediatric pain management and a chip set that lets you easily connect sensors, actuators, components and other parts to the robot without the hassle of complicated circuits, specialized hardware or device drivers.  Following the technology presentations, James De Vellis, patent lawyer from Foley & Lardner, discussed the challenges and considerations for entrepreneurs doing business across the border.  He was joined by Dr. Jill Becker and Dr. George “Buzz” Kennedy for an open discussion on cultural differences, IP considerations, fund raising, and finding clients and talent.

                                 Moderator James De Vellis with Dr. Jill Becker and 
                                 Dr. George "Buzz" Kennedy.

Thanks to IBM Innovation Center for hosting and to our event sponsor, The Canadian Consulate.

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