Friday, April 1, 2011

EMBS and Robotics & Automation Societies Present:

Technology Entrepreneurship: Innovating Medical and Robotic Devices

By Dr. Kurt Smith

Tuesday, April 26, 6:30PM in the Discovery Learning Center at CU Boulder
Free and Open to the Public
Pizza and Beverage
Event Map:

Dr. Kurt Smith, a successful six-time entrepreneur, will present to the Denver IEEE and guests on April 26 in Boulder at the Discovery Learning Center on the CU Campus. Dr. Smith will describe his background as a successful entrepreneur, focusing on creation of a medical navigation company, and share thoughts and visions on how robotics will play a role in medical devices. He will also emphasize the role that precision and navigation will play in future medical procedures and therapies.

Kurt is a scientist and an entrepreneur. He is the holder of various medical and information technology patents, and is the Founder of numerous high-technology companies including Surgical Navigation Technologies (SNT), now Medtronic Navigation. Kurt has served in professorship positions at Southern Illinois University, St. Louis University and Johns Hopkins University. As faculty in the College of Engineering and Applied Science and in partnership with the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship, he is the lead developer of the Engineering Entrepreneurship program. Currently, Kurt serves as the Vice President, New Growth Platforms & Upstream Marketing, for Covidien Energy-based Devices.