2017 NAI Conference Videos


NAI Fellows Induction


NAI Conference 2017 Oral Presentations


Barbara D. Boyan, Virginia Commonwealth University

Approaches to an Innovative and Entrepreneurial Culture:
Involving and Protecting Students


Ruben G. Carbonell, North Carolina State University

Inspiring the Next Generation of Innovators Through
Industry-University Collaboration


Isiah M. Warner, Louisiana State University

LSU LA-STEM Research Scholars Program:
A Model for Broadening Diversity in STEM Education


Mark S. Humayun, University of Southern California

Advanced Implants for Ophthalmology


Frances S. Ligler, North Carolina State University

The Path to a License


Jennifer L. West, Duke University

Fostering Innovation in STEM Students

 Milton L. Brown, Inova Schar Cancer Institute

Inova Schar Cancer Institute: A New Model for Catalyzing
Medical Innovations through Drug Discovery


Jeffrey L. Duerk, Case Western Reserve University

Emerging Models of Industry – Academic Collaboration and Engagement


John T. Schiller, National Institutes of Health

Patenting from the Perspective of an
NIH Inventor


Hany Farid, Dartmouth College

Digital Forensics: From Social Media to Social Impact


Nasser Peyghambarian, The University of Arizona

Entrepreneurial and Commercialization Activities at Universities: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly


Paul R. Sanberg, National Academy of Inventors

State of the Academy Address



NAI Conference 2017 Keynotes

Keynote Address: H. Robert Horvitz,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A Random Walk into Biotech

Keynote Address: Lisa Seacat DeLuca,
IBM Commerce

What Does an Inventor Look Like?


NAI Conference 2017 Panel Presentations

Panel 1

Governmental Relations Information Session Communicating
the Value of Innovation in a New Political Climate


Panel 3

Impacting Society through Invention and Entrepreneurship
(Hosted by AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassadors)


Panel 5

Changing the Culture to Recognize Patents, Licensing and Commercialization toward Tenure and Merit

Panel 2

Innovative Approaches to University-Industry Collaboration
(Hosted by Allied Minds)


Panel 4

Honoring Innovators Through Local NAI Chapters


Panel 6

Invention Education: Creating the Next Generation of Inventors
(Hosted by The Lemelson Foundation)



2017 NAI Student Innovation Showcase

2017 NAI Student Innovation Showcase Finalist Presentations