New Product Innovation Competition Awards Ceremony

Annual Competition Recognizes Innovation

5:45pm, Friday, March 5, 2010

New Product Innovation Competition Awards Ceremony
First Floor Function Sargent Hall

The New Product Innovation Competition is open to all Suffolk students and alumni. Students compete for cash prizes for the Urvashi Green Product Award, MGT 101 Award and for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Come join the celebration and support our students and their new product ideas!

Keynote Address by:

Gururaj Desh Deshpande, Chairman, Sycamore Networks

Gururaj Deshpande is the Chairman of Sycamore Networks, Tejas Networks, A123 Systems, Sandstone Capital and HiveFire. He is a founding investor and Board member of Airvana.

Prior to co-founding Sycamore Networks, Dr. Deshpande was founder and chairman of Cascade Communications Corp. 
Dr. Deshpande serves as a member of the MIT Corporation, and his generous donations have made possible MIT's Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation. 

Dr. Deshpande holds a B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology - Madras, an M.E. in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick in Canada, and Ph.D. in Data Communications from Queens University in Canada.
He and his wife are involved in several non-profit initiatives that include support for MIT, IIT, TiE,  Akshaya Patra Foundation, Public Health Foundation of India and the Social Entrepreneurship Sandbox in India.

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