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Fostering University-Industry Alliances: Exploring the TTO’s Expanding Role


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: May 31st, 2017

In the not so distant past, the tech transfer office’s role was distinct and well defined: move disclosures through the pipeline to either licensing, start-up formation or to the storage shelf and obtain appropriate patent protection. Of course there’s so much more to it, but the broad outline was clear, with well marked borders.

But as more and more universities recognize the valuable linkages between the “old” role played by TTOs and the industry partners that have become vital sources of research funding, that role is expanding. Tech transfer execs that have embraced this broader vision are finding it offers both opportunities for professional growth as well as a huge trove of opportunities for the university research enterprise — funding opportunities, research partnerships, and regional business relationships.

But to meet the demands of these new opportunities, you and your office must be ready, willing and able to seek out and manage them. That’s why Tech Transfer Central’s Distance Learning Division has scheduled this crucial 90-minute webinar, scheduled for June 21: Fostering University-Industry Alliances: Exploring the TTO’s Expanding Role. For complete program and faculty details or to register, CLICK HERE.

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