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Last modified: Thursday, January 21, 2010

Evansville site for business conference on new tech, 2010 forecast and entrepreneurship

Jan. 21, 2010

EVANSVILLE, Ind. - A look at new technologies patented through public university research, a luncheon focusing on 2010 business forecasts and an opportunity for one-on-one entrepreneurial coaching are highlights of a free business conference set here for Jan. 28.

Jerry Conover

Indiana Business Research Center director Jerry Conover will be one of the speakers at the Jan. 28 conference in Evansville.

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The event gets underway with Indiana University and Purdue University both presenting technologies developed through university research that have high commercialization potential through both existing and new start-up businesses. The technologies being discussed are patented and are now ready to be licensed.

The luncheon portion of the day will feature a panel of speakers from Indiana University's Business Outlook Panel that includes Indiana Business Research Center (IBRC) director Jerry Conover. The panel will cover national, state and local business and economic forecasts for 2010 and Conover will moderate the panel during questions from conference participants.

David Sobotka, IU's director of engagement in Evansville and southwest Indiana who also serves as Purdue's Technical Assistance Program account manager in Evansville and Jasper, said a third component of the event would focus on entrepreneurial coaching sessions for conference participants. The sessions will be conducted in a one-on-one setting.

Sponsored by the Indiana University Office of Engagement, the Purdue University Office of Engagement, the University of Southern Indiana, the University of Evansville, the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville and South West Indiana WIRED, the half-day event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., CST, at The Centre, 715 Locust St., Evansville. Registration is required and available by visiting

For more information, please contact Sobotka at 812-459-4484 or