Michelson Institute For Intellectual Property Partners With B-CU

Business Students At B-CU

We are delighted to announce a new partnership with The Michelson Institute For Intellectual Property. The Institute aims to bring intellectual property (IP) education to a new generation of creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs, and we have so much talent at B-CU that will grow and thrive because of this relationship. Michelson IP will be providing digital curricula, resources, and $25,000 grants to B-CU and other HBCUs around the country.

Dr. Dennis Pires, Tenured Associate Professor at the College of Business and Entrepreneurship is grateful for the relationship: “I would like to thank the Michelson Institute for giving us the opportunity to participate in the first of its kind HBCU IP Futures Collaborative. These resources help us expose our students to the critical concepts and knowledge with regards to Intellectual Property. It is our goal that our students, especially those with an entrepreneurial mindset, have a strong understanding on how to protect their ideas and innovations by using the Michelson Institute Intellectual Property Curricula as a foundation.”

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“Our nation’s HBCUs are a wellspring of creativity and ingenuity,” said Gary K. Michelson, M.D., founder and co-chair of the Michelson 20MM Foundation. “The Collaborative will further uplift these students in identifying and securing their valuable IP for the benefit of generations to come.”



Having access to these valuable tools and resources will help to equip our students, particularly in Business, Entrepreneurship, STEM, and creative fields with a deeper knowledge of Intellectual Property to help them thrive in their careers down the road.

About Michelson IP
The Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property provides no-cost IP educational resources to empower budding inventors and entrepreneurs. Michelson IP is an initiative of the Michelson 20MM Foundation, which focuses on a range of issues, including digital equity, smart justice, and open educational resources. It operates with support from Alya and Dr. Gary K. Michelson, members of The Giving Pledge. Read their full media release here.

About B-CU
Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship, and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement. B-CU offers 36 undergraduate and 8 graduate degrees on its main campus. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 3,000. For more information, visit www.cookman.edu