Discovery and Innovation: Successful Strategies to Transfer Knowledge into the Market

Discovery and Innovation: Successful Strategies to Transfer Knowledge into the Market

  • 5 November 2014

Two fundamental principles governed Dr Hood’s view of science. First, every scientist has an obligation to transfer their useful knowledge to society. Second, many problems in contemporary biological sciences are big and complex that require a “Big Science” approach—cross-disciplinary, systems-driven, innovative, integrative and milestone-driven with the proper integration of the skills of the partners. Big Science also requires the creation of carefully selected strategic partnerships that bring scientific talent, shared goals, new technologies, and computational tools, shared resources, and new approaches to creating resources for the science.

Dr Hood has published more than 750 peer-reviewed papers, received 36 patents, and has played a role in founding 15 biotechnology companies. He was elected to the Inventors Hall of Fame for the automated DNA sequencer. Dr Hood is the recipient of the National Medal of Science (US); the IEEE Medal for pioneering innovations in technology (2014); the 2006 Heinz Award in Technology, the Economy and Employment; the 2004 Biotechnology heritage Award; the 2013 Lemelson-MIT Prize for Innovation and Invention; the 2002 Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology, and the 1987 Lasker Prize for his studies on the mechanism of immune delivery.

The lecture was organized by Khalifa University and hosted at the ECSSR. For more information, please visit www.kustar.ac.ae or call at the phone number +971 2 501 8550

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Wednesday 5 November 2014

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Wednesday 5 November 2014

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