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  • January 31, 2012 15:34 | Deleted user
    Dear Friends,

    After a rather long period of inactivity we are back and planning a gathering for our members in the SUTA Northern California Chapter because we feel that we need to strengthen our networking and connections.

    The program that we are planning is a talk by Dr. Ali Nayeri titled: "21st Century, The Century of Science or Pseudo Science?". 

    In this gathering we will also elect the officers of Nor-Cal Chapter. Please become a candidate and bring your ideas and actions to improve the life of our chapter.
     
    Here are the specifics:
     
    Date: Sunday March 4th, 2012
    Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Place: Stanford University, Main Quad, Building 420, Room 041

    For more information please contact Dr. Mohammad Hekmat at m.hekmat@alumni.stanford.edu

    Looking forward to seeing you.
     
    Best regards,
     
    SUTA Nor-Cal Chapter Officers
  • January 27, 2012 11:33 | Deleted user
    Over 70 alumni of Sharif University of technology attended the 5th biannual gathering of SUTA's Vancouver chapter at University of British Columbia on November 6th, 2011.  Speakers at this event included Dr. Fredun Hojabri, former president of SUTA and senior advisor to the board of SUT, Mr. Fariborz Ordubadi, president of Iranian Engineers of British Columbia Association (IEBCA), Mr. Iraj Akbari  of Society of Iranian Canadian Professionals of BC (SCICAP), Mr. Shahram Tafazoli, of SUTA Vancouver chapter, and Mr. Ramin Behzadi, member of SUTA board of directors.

    The following candidates were introduced at the above meeting as the 5th board members of SUTA's Vancouver chapter:  Sepdieh Ashtari, Nusha Bolandzadeh, Marzieh Emami, Negar Rajabi, Saba Shoaei, Ali Ghamsari, Amir Mehdi Shokuhi, Morteza Toluee, Ramin Behzadi.


  • January 18, 2012 22:14 | Deleted user
    Workshop on Innovation & Entrepreneurship Management
    Sharif University of Technology
    December 13-15, 2011

    38 engineers and scientists from local research centers, universities, and industries attended the above workshop which was organized by SUTA and Alumni Association of Sharif University. The objective of this workshop was to provide entrepreneurs with knowledge and skills required to lead and manage this dynamic process. This include an in depth understanding of various stages involved in this process from concept, to screening ideas, to product development, to marketing & business plan, and to financial and legal aspects of this process.

    This workshop was presented by six invited speakers including four experienced alumni of Sharif University. Topics presented  included the following:

    • Basics of Inventive Thinking, Behrokh Khoshnevis,  Engineering Professor, University of Southern California
    • New Product Development Process, Farrokh Malihi, Managing Director, Fargol Group
    • Entrepreneurial Business Planning and Finance,  Hamid Najafi, Managing Director, Invensense International
    • Technology Commercialization Strategy,  Zahed Sheikholeslami, former Director of California Polytechnic, and Dean Iranian Business School
    • Royalty Audits of Technology License Agreements, Keith Johanns, Managing Director, Quids, Ltd.
    • The art of patent searching: Patentability, Validity and Infringement, Parham Fatehi, Patent Analyst, US PTO


  • December 14, 2011 07:03 | Deleted user
    SUTA-UAE cordially invites you to attend the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Seminar.

    Date: Saturday, 17th December 2011
    Time: 09:45 am to 3:30 pm
    Venue: Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Conference Hall, 13th floor


    Dear members of SUTA-UAE,

    It is with great pleasure that I invite you to attend the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Seminar organized by our Chapter on Saturday 17th December. Our eminent speakers, Dr Behrokh Khoshnevis and Dr Hamid Najafi are Sharif Graduates and active SUTA members. You can find all the information needed in the following link: http://innovationworkshop-uae.com

    Farrokh Malihi the SUTA  President will come to Dubai to attend the Seminar and meet our Chapter members. A gathering and dinner will be held in the evening of 17th December at Persia Restaurant, Emirates Hills, Medows  Village.

    For SUTA members the indicated seminar registration fee of 300 AED will also include the dinner. The remaining will be supported by our sponsors: Mahmoud Shourideh, Nader Ghadessi, and Babak Azimi. The payment for the Seminar will be possible as indicated in the website from 9th December. For those who will attend only the gathering, the fee is 120 AED.

    The language of the Seminar is English and all the interested people can participate. Please send the invitation to those who would be interested.

    Regards,

    Faranak Ghahremanpour
    SUTA-UAE Chapter Coordinator
  • November 26, 2011 06:59 | Deleted user
    7th International Reunion of Sharif University of Technology
    July 13-16, 2012
    Delta Ottawa City Center
    Ottawa, Canada


    Dear Friends,

    We are pleased to announce the 7th International reunion of Sharif University of Technology (SUTA), which will be held in the beautiful city of Ottawa, Canada during July 13-16, 2012.  This special event is organized jointly by SUTA and Shiraz University Association (SUA).  A key objective is to provide ample opportunity for involvement, and social and professional interactions/networking among participants. The overall plan for this 4-day event (Friday-Monday) includes the following programs.  Details of this program along with instructions for registration will be available shortly on SUTA website (www.suta.org), and a special website arranged by the local organizing committee in Ottawa (www.sutao.ca)
    • A welcoming reception ceremony, and social event (Friday)
    • Report by SUTA Board of Directors, and SUTA Chapters on activities during 2010-12
    • Report by Shiraz University Alumni Association Board of Directors
    • Report of the Local Organizing Committee
    • Presentations by guest speakers from Sharif & Shiraz Universities on various topics of interest according to the theme of this reunion
    • Organizing specific group sessions and panels to provide discussions and networking opportunities among guests with common interests on topics  relating to: education, specific industry, economic & industrial development in Iran.
    • Presentation of SUTA Awards: Dr. Mojtahedi Innovation Awards, Dr. Amin Faculty Achievement Award, and Alumni Achievement Awards
    • Gala Dinner and guest speaker (Saturday)
    • Closing ceremony (Sunday)
    • Sport activities
    • Local tours and sight seeing (Monday)
    We encourage you to participate in this reunion and use this opportunity to connect with classmates and friends, and discover new friends from Sharif University and Shiraz University in your home community and around the world.

    Look forward to seeing you in Ottawa.

    Best regards,
    SUTA Board of Directors, and SUA Board of Directors
  • November 11, 2011 06:57 | Deleted user
    Toronto Chapter Special Event
    A Fun Night with Friends at Friends Restaurant

    Thursday November 24, 2011
    7:00 -11:00 PM

    Friends Restaurant, Richmond Hill
    9625 Yonge St, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 5T2 (Main intersection is Yonge and Weldrick)
    tel: (905) 737-4500

    Tickets are sold for $25. For more information please contact Mahshid Agir (SUTA - Toronto Chapter)
  • November 11, 2011 06:55 | Deleted user
    SUTA's Vancouver Chapter Gathering and Elections

    Sunday November 6, 2011
    2:00pm at UBC Theater Lounge

    Speakers include: Dr. Fredun Hojabri, Mr. Fariborz Ordubadi, and Mr. Iraj Akbari
    For further information please contact suta.vc.bod@gmail.com

  • September 13, 2011 06:45 | Deleted user
    Innovation and Entrepreneurship Workshop
    December 13-15, 2011
    Sharif University of Technology


    Dear Friends,

    SUTA is pleased to announce the upcoming workshop on "Innovation and Entrepreneurship Management" which will be held during December 13-15, 2011 at Sharif University of Technology.

    Introduction:

    Entrepreneurship is a dynamic process of adding value and creating wealth. A successful entrepreneur is capable of leading and managing this process by using required knowledge, skills, and resources to turn a good idea and a market opportunity to a successful business.

    The objective of this workshop is to provide entrepreneurs with knowledge and skills required to lead and manage this dynamic process. This include an in depth understanding of various stages involved in this process from concept, to screening ideas, to product development, to marketing & business plan, and to financial and legal aspects of this process.

    Speakers and Presentations:
    • How venture capitalists evaluate and how venture firms operate, Shahin Farshchi – Senior Associate, Lux Capital
    • Basics of Inventive Thinking, Behrokh Khoshnevis – Engineering Professor, USC
    • New Product Development Process, Farrokh Malihi – Managing Director, Fargol Group
    • Entrepreneurial Business Planning and Finance,  Hamid Najafi – Managing Director, Invensense International
    • Technology Commercialization Strategy,  Zahed Sheikholeslami – Dean Iranian Business School
    • Royalty Audits of Technology License Agreements, Keith Johanns – Managing Director, Quids, Ltd.
    • The art of patent searching: Patentability, Validity and Infringement, Parham Fatehi – Patent Analyst

    Target Audience:

    Entrepreneurs, Innovators, and Managers, Specialist in R & D, product development, and marketing departments

    Registration:

    This 3 day workshop will be held during December 13-15, 2011 at Sharif University.  Registration fee for those who register before November 15th. is $300.  Registration fee includes:  speakers' presentations, certificate of attendance, and lunch.  Registration fee after November 15th will be $400. A discount of 10%  for group registration, and 40% for students will be considered.

    To register please fill out the registration form and fax to our office at fax number: 66164335.  Make payment to Bank Mellat (Sharif University Branch), Account Number: 202220159 (Dr. Boghaei). For additional information, please contact our office at 66164335, or workshop coordinator: Mr. Farrokh Malihi (f -DOT- malihi -AT- gmail -DOT- com). To receive the brochure and registration form for this workshop please go to our website: www.suta.org

  • September 10, 2011 06:42 | Deleted user
    SUTA is pleased to announce its Innovation Award for the second time. For more information on the program, submission rules and important dates, please see the brochure. The call for submission of projects is now open and the application form can be accessed by clicking here.
  • August 19, 2011 06:30 | Deleted user
    Contents:
    • Greetings - Farrokh Malihi
    • News Brief from SUTA
    • Reports from SUTA Chapters
    • In Memory of Dr. Amin
    • Call for 2nd SUTA Dr. Amin Award
    • Report from Sharif University Commencement -2011
    • Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis
    • Report on Winners of  the 1st  Dr. Mojatahedi Innovation Award
    • Call for 2nd Dr. Mojtahedi Innovation Award
    • SUTA Organizes Innovation & Entrepreneurship Workshop at Sharif University
    • Interview with Dr. Maryam Shjaei
    • Attention to Ethical Issues
    • Introduction of Support Organizations at Sharif University
    • Report on SUTA Membership Survey
    • From Classes of Sharif University
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