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Cornell University    
  Jan 18, 2018
Courses of Study 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AEM 1220 - Entrepreneurship in the Life Sciences: Past, Present, and Future

Fall. 1 credit. Letter grades only.

R. Karpman.

The purpose of AEM 1220 is to introduce students into the world of entrepreneurship in the life sciences through the eyes of experienced life science entrepreneurs. The class will be presented as a lecture series given by well-known and respected entrepreneurs and faculty. Topics to be discussed include: • Differences between scientific investigation and entrepreneurship. • The beginnings of life science entrepreneurship. • Balancing a scientific and entrepreneurial career. • Entrepreneurship in the health professions. • The role and value of life science incubators. • Intellectual property: What is it? And how to protect it! • Ethical issues in life science entrepreneurship. • What areas in the life sciences are ripe for entrepreneurial ventures. • Academia and entrepreneurship. Students will be graded on attendance, questions derived from the lectures and a brief book review.

Outcome 1: Students will be able to explain the difference between scientific investigation and entrepreneurship.

Outcome 2: Students will be able to identify key characteristics of a successful life science entrepreneur.

Outcome 3: Students will be able to explain the changes in entrepreneurial activities throughout the centuries.

Outcome 4: Students will be able to explain future entrepreneurial opportunities in the health professions and life sciences.

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