First-time innovation conference comes to Emory Law

By A. Kenyatta Greer | Jan. 14, 2016

The inaugural conference for TI:GER® (Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results) will be held at Emory University School of Law on Friday, Jan. 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The 2016 "TI:GER Innovation Conference: Solutions in Healthcare" brings together professionals from law, business, and medicine to discuss innovative solutions in healthcare and trends in the commercialization of healthcare technology.

Speakers include:

  • Cory Anderson, vice president, business development, Innovation Factory, Alpharetta, Georgia
  • Chris Coburn, vice president for innovation, Partners Healthcare, Boston
  • Vaughn Kauffman, principal, PwC - Health Industries Advisory
  • Tina McKeon 96L, partner, Kilpatrick Townsend, Atlanta
  • Scott Petty, partner, King & Spalding, Atlanta
  • Jack Tillman, associate vice president, corporate development, Emory University
  • Tiffany Wilson, executive director, Global Center for Medical Innovation, Atlanta
  • Liza Vertinsky, professor of law, PhD in economics, Emory Law
  • Bernie Zidar 98L, chief IP counsel, McKesson Technologies, Atlanta

TI:GER® is a collaboration between Emory Law and Georgia Institute of Technology that brings together graduate students in law, business, science and engineering to work on startup projects. The goal: transform highly promising research into economically viable products.

The conference will provide a forum to share current business practices, discuss the legal and economic challenges, and showcase new technology from the TI:GER teams.

The event was coordinated by Nicole Morris, IP attorney, Emory Law professor of practice, and TI:GER program director.

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