What can happen when mid-career managers from a global supplier of electric power systems connect with members of the UT Korean Student Association (KSA)? Business can happen!
Over pizza and short presentations at the IC² Institute, four visiting scholars from LSIS in Korea got acquainted with a group of graduate students from KSA. In its 9th year, the Institute’s Global Leadership Management Program, which trains LSIS managers in American business practices, connected its Korean visiting scholars with KSA members to talk about business opportunities in Korea.
After a welcome to The University of Texas at Austin provided by Jenn Wang of the Office of Development, Salvador Alanis and Greg Pogue described IC²’s technology commercialization programs in Korea, including initiatives in Seoul and Daejon, Jeolabuk, and Gyeonggido provinces in Korea.
IC²’s relationship with LSIS runs deep: LSIS chairman and CEO Dr. Ja-Kyun Koo, himself a UT Austin PhD, is a generous supporter of the University through his leadership of the Korean Alumni Association and involvement on the University’s International Board of Advisors.
All attendees at the reception seemed grateful for the chance to share ideas and make connections that might pay off back in Korea, after their time in Austin is over. KSA students expressed interest to engage in commercialization programs IC² offers through the Austin Technology Incubator in Austin and global initiatives in Korea.
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