Exploring the Intersection of Science and Entrepreneurship
The Millikin University Institute for Science Entrepreneurship (ISE), a signature program of Millikin's Center for Entrepreneurship, is pleased to host the 2016-2017 speaker series. The speaker series focuses on science entrepreneurship and how an increased emphasis on entrepreneurship can spark job creation and societal well-being.
Purpose of the Program
Throughout the academic year, executives from science ventures will be discussing particular aspects of their business. In addition, business leaders will be discussing broader topics of interest. The ISE is proud to have Busey as the Title Sponsor of the speaker series.
Formed by Dr. David Horn, Professor of Biology, Dr. George Bennett, Professor of Chemistry, and Dr. Casey Watson, Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy, the ISE serves as a bridge between external clients and faculty and students of Millikin to invent products and provide high quality services to science companies.
The ISE was originally funded by a Millikin University Performance Learning Enhancement Grant in December 2012. Since that time, the institute has been pledged or received funding and support from 300 Below Inc., Andreas Foundation through the Community Foundation of Macon County, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Brechnitz Group of Raymond James, Busey, Caterpillar Decatur, Coleman Foundation, Decatur Memorial Hospital, John Ullrich Foundation, Millikin University, National Foodworks Services, Parke Warehouses, St. Mary's Hospital, Tate & Lyle, Wild Bird Feeding Industry, Zevacor Molecular, a private foundation, and several anonymous donors.