Our annual Invention 2 Venture (I2V) Conference pulls together dynamic experts, academic researchers, students, entrepreneurs and business leaders from across Vermont and New England to talk about how to protect, develop and finance your ideas. They share resources, what's worked for them... and what can work for you.

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UVM's 2024 I2V Conference

This year’s Invention2Venture conference is Thursday, April 18th from 1:00-4:30 in the Alumni House Silver Pavillion.




Kirk Dombrowski, Ph.D., UVM Vice President for Research: Welcome to I2V
Corine Farewell, DVM, Director, UVM Innovations:
Presentation of awards to UVM faculty
Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Senator Leahy



Keynote Speaker: Dominic Endicott
Keynote: “The Vermont Deep Tech Experience”
Dominic Endicott, is co-author of ‘Knowledge Towns: Colleges and Universities as Talent Magnets’, a 2023 book published by Johns Hopkins University proposing how towns and gown can collaborate in achieving sustainable economic, environmental, and social progress.


ARC Pitch, Secure Solutions

Taylor Moulton and Lucy Powell give an update on Secure Solutions in year two of ARC.


Panel Discussion

UVM Innovations introductions and updates.


ARC Pitch, FiberCrete

Learn about how a biomaterial is changing the way we think of Fiber and Concrete Composites. Joshua Moore, Lila Sargent and Nate Garceau


Panel Discussion

Join Doug Merrill & Tina Thornton and learn more about exciting new expansions in the UVM and Vermont community.


ARC Pitch, HarmonIQ

Learn how this solution to measuring ground moisture can change the way we think of railroad construction management. Marco Caliandro, Vikyat Mulpuri, Rowan Godbout.


OCRA Presentations

Learn about the UVM Open Research Community Accelerator and it’s work with research and community partners in making the Interactive Management App and the Vermont Zoning Atlas open-source projects.


Corporate Mixer

UVM's Leahy Institute for Rural Partnerships and Office of Engagement will host a Business Partnership Celebration immediately following I2V, also at the Alumni House Silver Pavilion. Light refreshments will be available.


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