Green As Gold - Investment In The Energy/Water Nexus

Entrepreneurial Roundtable

February 15, 2016: 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM

A lead technologist in effective use of natural resources and advanced bioeconomy examines efforts regarding water and future commercialization opportunities for local businesses.


Illinois Institute of Technology
201 East Loop Road
Wheaton, Illinois

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Event Details

Think globally, act locally, a longtime mantra for environmental progress, may have new relevance here upon the high profile fallout from the Paris climate summit. Problems of sustainability ultimately require technological solutions, with proximity to a world significant resource (the Great Lakes) positioning our area as a locus for innovation engaging Chicago firms.

At the center of related initiatives, our speaker is well versed in the diverse range of opportunities involving multiple disciplines and organizations directed at bringing technical concept into commercial reality. He can trace for us the fascinating and potentially profitable transformation of a traditionally limitless commodity into a priced and tailored asset whose value is measurably enhanced by knowledge.



Entepreneurial Roundtable members, Booth students and faculty:

$15 until February 10, then $20

General public:

$20 until February 10, then $25


Register Online

• No credit cards at the door, only cash and checks.

Deadline: 2/15/2016

Speaker Profiles

David McCallum (Speaker) '02
Business Capture Manager, Argonne National Laboratory

In his role as Business Capture Manager at Argonne National Laboratory, David McCallum works with management, scientists, and engineers to identify new funding and business opportunities and then develops and implements marketing and communication plans to capture these opportunities for the Laboratory. Prior to joining Argonne in May 2014, McCallum held a variety of engineering and business development positions in small and large companies. Most recently, he was Vice President of Business Development at MicroLink Devices, a manufacturer of solar cells and other semiconductor devices. McCallum holds a PhD in Physics from Imperial College, London and an MBA from the University of Chicago.


Greg Gocek, '85 

Other Information

Time: 6:15 - 7 PM, Networking with light refreshments

          7 - 9 PM, Speaker presentation and Q&A

• Dress is business casual.