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(Sept. 17, 2012) --The UTSA Office of Commercialization and Innovation will host "Success Strategies for Faster Commercialization," a lecture on medical product marketing in Europe. Carla Kikken-Jussen, president and CEO of MediTech Strategic Consultants B.V., will speak from noon to 1:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21 in North Paseo Building Room 2.106 on the UTSA Main Campus.

Many U.S. companies have found that marketing their medical devices and products through the European regulatory approval process is a faster and more straightforward path to commercialization and revenues. Kikken-Jussen's lecture will address this growing trend.

Kikken-Jussen has more than 25 years of experience in the medical device field and founded MediTech over a decade ago. The company helps entrepreneurs move into new markets by providing clinical, regulatory, quality and authorized-representative services in the European Union, Israel, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey.

She has served as a member of the Dutch Standardization Institute, the Regulatory Affairs Organization and the Life Sciences Limburg Group. In 2008, she was the first woman to earn the Entrepreneur of the Year award by Rabobank Demarrage, and in 2010, she was named Best Woman Entrepreneur by the Dutch Federation of Businesswomen.

The event is co-sponsored by UTSA Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship and MediTech Strategic Consultants B.V. Parking will be available at the Bauerle Road Garage at $1.75 per hour.

For more information, contact Suzette Vallejo at 210-458-6963.



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CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

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UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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