Great Lakes Energy Institute’s Mike Crifasi presents at national research development conference

Mike Crifasi, proposal manager for the Great Lakes Energy Institute, led a panel titled “Going Commercial: Helping Faculty Develop Winning Commercialization Plans” at the fifth annual National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) Conference.

The panel explored the trend of federal agencies requiring commercialization plans in their proposals and discussed strategies for helping faculty develop stories around the economic impacts of their research. Crifasi was joined by a national group of experts, including professionals from North Carolina State University, the California Institute of Technology, and a former Director at National Institutes of Health.

The conference took place in Austin, Texas, May 13–15 and had more than 300 participants.