SRI International Vice President Norman Winarsky to Discuss SRI's Commercialization Model at University of Chicago Innovation Workshop Series

Nov 13, 2009, 18:00 ET from SRI International

MENLO PARK, Calif., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ --

    WHAT:     Norman Winarsky, Ph.D., vice president, Ventures, Licensing,
              and Strategic Programs at SRI International, a nonprofit
              research and development institute, will present the
              institute's strategy for identification and development of
              high-value commercial opportunities - from initial concept
              through commercialization as a license or venture. SRI creates
              new spin-off businesses to capitalize on technology developed at
              SRI and move it into the marketplace. Dr. Winarsky will share
              SRI's innovative model for engaging venture capitalists at the
              earliest stages of the venture creation process, nurturing
              technology and business concepts to create high-value funding

    WHEN:     Tuesday, November 17, 2009, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    WHERE:    The University of Chicago
              Booth School of Business
              Harper Center - Suite 219
              5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
              Chicago, Illinois 60637

    WHO:      Dr. Winarsky leads SRI's Ventures, Licensing, and Strategic
              Programs, which includes SRI's venture and license development
              commercialization board, and nVention--SRI's partnership with
              the venture capital community that develops early-stage
              investment opportunities. He works with SRI's business units
              to identify and develop SRI's highest-value commercial market
              opportunities from initial concept through commercialization as
              a license or venture.

              Winarsky has helped found more than 20 ventures and has served
              on numerous boards including Siri, an SRI spin-off company. He
              is a member of the National Academy's Committee on Forecasting
              Future Disruptive Technologies. Winarsky also volunteers as
              Chairman of the University of Chicago Visiting Committee for
              the Physical Sciences Division.

              Winarsky joined SRI in 2001 after more than 20 years with
              Sarnoff Corporation, an SRI subsidiary since 1987, and formerly
              the central research laboratory for RCA Corporation.  Winarsky
              and his team received an Emmy Award in 2000 from the National
              Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for outstanding
              achievement in technological advancement "for a unique
              technology to predict how viewers will perceive the quality of
              digitally processed TV images or still pictures."

              Winarsky received his B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in
              mathematics from the University of Chicago. He graduated summa
              cum laude, and was awarded the Paul J. Cohen Award for the
              highest achieving student in the mathematics department.

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