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Technology Transfer Tactics,
Vol. 6, No. 7, July 2012
- Crowdfunding: Uneasy fit or a new springboard for promising innovations? With traditional sources of research funding becoming scarcer by the day, universities and their TTOs are naturally on high alert for any new mechanism that can keep their technologies and start-ups moving forward.
- Measure transactional efficiency to get more bang for your budget bucks. Getting more deals, and better deals, done in less time would improve the outcomes for any technology transfer program, but achieving this “transactional efficiency” (TE) requires more than simply working harder.
- Decision matrix offers more objective basis for go/no-go decisions. After a number of years working in TTOs, Joy Goswami, MS, MBA, RTTP, a senior level licensing associate in the University of Delaware’s Office of Economic Innovation & Partnerships, came to the realization that many understaffed and overworked offices were in need of new procedures that enabled them to make a determination about the future of their technologies in a more objective, more efficient manner.
- U Michigan’s MCubed program: Immediate funding for interdisciplinary projects, no questions asked. Three professors in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan have come up with a way to quicken the funding stream available for university researchers to jump-start promising technologies toward the commercial market.
- International Trade Commission: A little-known but potentially useful option for addressing patent infringement. University technology transfer offices concerned about foreign entities infringing on their patents have an avenue for redress that many of them simply aren’t aware of. In addition to — or instead of — bringing suit in federal district court, TTOs can prosecute a case before the International Trade Commission with the goal of stopping the infringing good from entering the U.S. market.