Royalty Me This: Design + Learning + Success (Hybrid Format) - Innovate New Albany

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Royalty Me This: Design + Learning + Success (Hybrid Format)

September 16, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

| TIGER Talk

8000 Walton Parkway Suite 200
New Albany, OH 43054 United States

Please register by 10 pm, Thu Sep 15.

Hybrid format: select either “In-Person” or “Virtual via Zoom.”

On the evening of Sep 15, we’ll send a reminder email (including the Zoom link) to all who’ve registered.


Innovate New Albany is excited to host Robert Mora, a visionary and creative product design expert. Robert is also the Founder of Awaken Koala, a firm established to help companies succeed by building DREAM BRANDS they are excited to be offering, products that their customers are excited to buy and own!

Please join us for this unique TIGER Talk in which Robert will tell the story of an exciting project his firm created and executed in partnership with the Columbus College of Art & Design.


  • Connected design students with professionals; connected educators and school leaders with relevant businesses
  • Provided students the opportunity to work on real-world projects, creating original furniture designs
  • Engaged Sinar Sri Rejeki Utomo of Indonesia to manufacture
  • Partnered with local retail company, Grid Furnishings, to distribute and sell chosen designs
  • Set up royalty agreement with each student, directing a percentage of revenue from each item sold to its student-designer


Personal bio from Robert Mora:

“I was born in Ecuador to an amazing family who sold everything and moved our family to Ohio to find the American Dream. It still happens!

I graduated from OSU with a BS in Industrial Design and have been working (It’s hard to call it work when I love what I do) in this field for over 20 years. Giving breath to an idea and fostering that to fruition with a focused team drives my passion in my professional life. Being fortunate to see my ideas developed and produced in a team environment has kept me inspired in this field that I love.

My goal is to contribute to creating an environment that promotes world-class innovation and ultimately delivering solutions that work through outstanding project management.:


Like all TIGER 🐯 Events, this one is FREE.

Hybrid Format – Event Timeline:

11:30 am – Lunch & Socializing (In-Person Participants)

11:50 am – Connect via Zoom (Virtual Participants)

11:55 am – Introduce Yourself to All (In-Person & Virtual Participants)

12:05 pm – Hand-off to Robert

1:00 pm – Wrap

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September 16, 2022
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Innovate New Albany
8000 Walton Parkway Suite 200
New Albany, OH 43054 United States
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