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ATIP Steering Committee Meeting
USDA, ARS, Western Regional Research Center
800 Buchanan Street, Albany, CA 94710
Monday, January 10, 2011
9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time)
9:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks, Purpose of the Meeting, and Administrative Announcements
David Nicholson
9:05
Self-introductions
All
9:15
ATIP National update and ATIP Initiatives
Rick Brenner
9:45
ARS Priorities and Mission; PacWest Resources, Capabilities, & Needs
Andy Hammond
10:15
Representative Research being conducted in the PacWest
Robert Mandrell
Colleen McMahan
10:45
Break
 
11:00
Overview of ARS National Program 306 (Quality and Utilization of Agricultural Products) involving multi-location research
Frank Flora (via telephone)
11:30
Tech Transfer Procedures and Mechanisms – how to tap into the ARS network
Dave Nicholson
11:45
Lunch – Examples of ARS technology previously commercialized
 
Tara McHugh
12:30 p.m.
CALED Steering Committee Role and Resources  
 
1)     Ability to facilitate Technology Showcases
2)     Ability to facilitate licensing of ARS patents / patent applications
3)     Geographic distribution of steering committee members and possible need to expand to other states
4)     Skillsets of members — are there any gaps that should be filled?
5)     Frequency of in-person meetings and conference calls

6)     Rotating chair

 

Wayne Schell, Mike Dozier, and others
 
2:15
Discussion of and planning for the first CALED ATIP Technology Showcase
All
2:45
Tour of WRRC
Howard Zhang
3:15
Reassembly and Concluding Remarks 
 

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