“Do Business and Chemistry Skills have to be like Oil & Water?” A short presentation followed by Q&A with speakers Lynn Leger, Director of Commercial Development for GreenCentre Canada.
Successful commercialization of Green Chemistry requires not only great technology, but also great business abilities. Bringing these types of skills and abilities together can be a challenge but the rewards make it well worth the effort. Our education system produces scientists that do not speak the language of business and business students that are reluctant to step inside the chemistry department. How can we overcome this early segregation of skills at school to develop people that can help realize the promise of green chemistry?
What You Will Learn
- Why a balance between technology, market access, and infrastructure is needed for successful commercialization of great technology
- Ways to create teams and processes that can balance the technical and business skills needed for successful innovation in Green Chemistry
- Ways that our education system and our policies can/could help bring these skills together
- And much more…
Date: Thursday, January 27, 2011
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET
Meet Your Expert
Lynn Leger is a Director of Commercial Development for GreenCentre Canada. She has more than two decades of commercialization experience at DuPont, from automotive coatings to disinfection technologies. Her roles have included technical manager, marketing manager and sales manager. She has been a Project and Market Leader for a range of new technologies in the chemical industry and is a named inventor on several patents. Ms. Leger is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt and a recipient of the DuPont Global Sustainable Growth Award and a $EED Grant for Entrepreneurial Development. She is the former Chairperson of the Advisory Board for Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety at the University of Guelph, and has been a frequent speaker for DuPont and GreenCentre Canada.
This episode of ACS Webinars™ is co-produced with the ACS Green Chemistry Institute. Learn more about green chemistry and sustainability at http://www.acs.org/gci.
The Fine Print
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