Nominations open for 2015 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship. Current or former faculty members, students or alumni who have demonstrated excellence in innovation, invention, commercialization and entrepreneurship are eligible for nomination.

The award is named for Ohio University alumnus Wilfred Konneker, founder of Nuclear Consultants Corporation in St. Louis, Mo. Konneker also founded or co-founded six more technology start-ups. He was instrumental in establishing the Ohio University Innovation Center as well as Diagnostic Hybrids Inc., the center’s most successful graduate.

To make a nomination, submit a letter and an optional appendix of supporting documentation to Joseph Shields, vice president for research and creative activity, at research@ohio.edu. Entries will be judged by the degree to which they establish a record of demonstrated excellence in innovation, invention, commercialization and entrepreneurship by the nominee.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, Oct. 30. The selection committee will choose up to three winners by Dec. 1, after which the Konneker Medal will be presented to the recipient(s) in 2016.

For more information or questions about the Konneker Medal, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity at research@ohio.edu or 740.593.0370.

This post was repurposed and modified from an article on the Ohio University Office of Research Communications website.

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