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


By David Schwartz
Published: June 20th, 2017

As more and more universities recognize the valuable linkages between the “old” role played by tech transfer offices and the industry partners that have become vital sources of research funding, the TTO’s 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, TTOs 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 TOMORROW June 21: Fostering University-Industry Alliances: Exploring the TTO’s Expanding Role. For complete program and faculty details or to register, CLICK HERE. It’s not too late to register but your must act now!

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Best Practices in Sponsored Research Management: A Distance Learning Training and Professional Development Collection


By David Schwartz
Published: June 20th, 2017

Effective management of sponsored research activity is a critical factor in the overall success of every university’s research enterprise. From attracting industry contracts and obtaining federal funding to avoiding conflicts of interest and complying with export control regulations, the challenges are diverse and complex – and the stakes are high in terms of research dollars, harsh non-compliance penalties, and the university’s reputation.

That’s why it is so important to identify and implement best practices and proven strategies – and why 2Market Information, publisher of Industry-Sponsored Research Week, has created the Best Practices in Sponsored Research Management series.

This valuable series contains five topic-focused distance learning collections focused on critical issues in sponsored research management. Click on any of the individual collections below for details, or for information on the special pricing for the entire series, CLICK HERE >>

The five collections contained in the series are:

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Don’t miss tomorrow’s webinar: How to cultivate and manage research agreements with philanthropic organizations


By David Schwartz
Published: June 13th, 2017

It used to be that philanthropic organizations offered grants and little in the way of oversight or management of projects. But times have changed, research is big business, and today’s agreements with philanthropic groups present unique issues that can be extremely difficult to manage without the proper terms and stringent reporting systems in place. It may seem counterintuitive coming from a philanthropy standpoint, but each organization has its own unique agenda, contractual must-haves, IP issues, and financial requirements.

Few have dealt with these issues more than Katharine Ku of Stanford University. Tomorrow, she will lead the webinar Cultivating, Negotiating, and Managing Research Agreements with Philanthropic Organizations. Katharine has years of first-hand experience dealing with research agreements involving non-profits, and she is ready to present this practical session that will take a detailed look at the challenges of partnering with philanthropic organizations. It’s not too late to register, but you must act now! For complete details, CLICK HERE.

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Now on DVD and on-demand: Case Study of the Penn State Innovation Gateway


By David Schwartz
Published: June 13th, 2017

Penn State University’s Innovation Gateway — a new online platform that help researchers and industry research sponsors find each other — is being hailed as a major advance by faculty, corporate partners, and university administrators. The new platform provides a standardized way for faculty to present research approaches and possible solutions to industry challenges — and it gives industry a way to pose those challenges to university labs.

By capturing researcher interests and expertise, Innovation Gateway matches the researcher with relevant industry opportunities. At PSU, corporate partners who use the gateway gain access to over 5,000 researcher ideas that span 24 campuses.

To help you learn from PSU’s experience, Tech Transfer Central’s Distance Learning Division last month presented a case-study style webinar that provided a deep-dive into the concept, development, funding and management of the Innovation Gateway and its curated list of potential partners. The program, Connecting University Research to Industry Funding Sources: Case Study of the Penn State Innovation Gateway, is now available on DVD or on-demand video.

For details and to order, CLICK HERE.

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


By David Schwartz
Published: June 6th, 2017

As more and more universities recognize the valuable linkages between the “old” role played by tech transfer offices and the industry partners that have become vital sources of research funding, the TTO’s 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, TTOs 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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How to cultivate and effectively manage research agreements with philanthropic organizations


By David Schwartz
Published: May 30th, 2017

It used to be that philanthropic organizations offered grants and little in the way of oversight or management of projects. But times have changed, research is big business, and today’s agreements with philanthropic groups present unique issues that can be extremely difficult to manage without the proper terms and stringent reporting systems in place. It may seem counterintuitive coming from a philanthropy standpoint, but each organization has its own unique agenda, contractual must-haves, IP issues, and financial requirements.

Few have dealt with these issues more than Katharine Ku of Stanford University, who on June 14 will lead the webinar Cultivating, Negotiating, and Managing Research Agreements with Philanthropic Organizations. Katharine has years of first-hand experience dealing with research agreements involving non-profits, and she is ready to present this practical session that will take a detailed look at the challenges of partnering with philanthropic organizations. For complete details and to register, CLICK HERE.

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The Complete Start-Up Boot Camp for University TTOs


By David Schwartz
Published: May 30th, 2017

Expectations are high to get more of your researchers’ innovations developed into high quality start-ups that ultimately create jobs and economic growth. It’s a huge job that requires both vision and skilled attention to the plethora of details and tasks that go on behind the scenes. Technology Transfer Tactics has the perfect resource to walk you, your staff, and your faculty step-by-step through the process: The Complete Start-Up Boot Camp for University TTOs.

This 22-session distance learning series – in three outstanding volumes led by a world-class roster of academic start-up experts – contains over 25 hours of detailed guidance and advice plus hundreds of pages of handouts and reference materials. Each program will provide the practical guidance and advice your faculty and staff need to more effectively launch and manage start-ups, as well as foster a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem to support them. This in-depth training and education resource can be shared throughout your organization whenever the need arises – it comes on DVD, on-demand video and print transcript so you can share it in the most convenient way, when and where you choose.

For full details, CLICK HERE >>

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


By David Schwartz
Published: May 23rd, 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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Managing Conflicts of Interest in the Commercialization of University Research


By David Schwartz
Published: May 23rd, 2017

Managing conflicts of interest (COIs) between funding sources, faculty researchers, and the start-ups they create is always a tough challenge for tech transfer, sponsored research, and compliance offices that requires much coordination and careful handling. Although tech transfer and research managers recognize that conflicts are a given during the process of transferring IP either through a license agreement, spinout, or partnership, managing and mitigating those COIs is a seemingly never ending battle — and it’s fraught with danger not only for the university, but also for its faculty.

That’s why we’re created the three-session distance learning collection Managing Conflicts of Interest in the Commercialization of University Research, to provide a solid set of guidelines and proven strategies to ensure COI issues related to commercialization activity are addressed effectively. These three programs are included in the collection:

  • Blurred Lines and Gray Areas: Managing Conflicts of Interest in University Tech Transfer and Sponsored Research
  • Ensuring Compliance with Financial Conflict of Interest Regs
  • Best Practices for Managing Conflicts of Interest in Faculty Start Ups

For complete program and faculty details, or to order, CLICK HERE >>

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Stanford’s Katharine Ku to detail best practices in cultivating research agreements with philanthropic organizations


By David Schwartz
Published: May 16th, 2017

Working with a philanthropic organization might sound like a walk in the park on a sunny day, but increasingly the research funding you receive from a “charity” comes with as many challenges and requirements as a VC investment or a licensing deal.

It used to be that these types of organizations offered grants and little in the way of oversight or management of projects. But times have changed, research is big business, and today’s agreements with philanthropic groups present unique issues and can be extremely difficult to manage without the proper terms and stringent reporting systems in place. It may seem counterintuitive coming from a philanthropy standpoint, but each organization has its own unique agenda and there are questions you must ask before diving in head-first: Are they looking for certain scientific outcomes? What are their interests in IP ownership, royalties and return on investment?

Our Distance Learning Division is pleased to announce Katharine Ku of Stanford University as the program leader for Cultivating, Negotiating, and Managing Research Agreements with Philanthropic Organizations, scheduled for June 14. Katharine has years of first-hand experience dealing with research agreements involving non-profits, and she is ready to present this practical session that will take a detailed look at specific issues to consider before entering into a partnering deal.

For complete details and to register, CLICK HERE.

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Cultivating, Negotiating, and Managing Research Agreements with Philanthropic Organizations


By David Schwartz
Published: May 9th, 2017

Working with a philanthropic organization might sound like a walk in the park on a sunny day, but increasingly the research funding you receive from a “charity” comes with as many challenges and requirements as a VC investment or a licensing deal.

It used to be that these types of organizations offered grants and little in the way of oversight or management of projects. But times have changed, research is big business, and today’s agreements with philanthropic groups present unique issues and can be extremely difficult to manage without the proper terms and stringent reporting systems in place. It may seem counterintuitive coming from a philanthropy standpoint, but each organization has its own unique agenda and there are questions you must ask before diving in head-first: Are they looking for certain scientific outcomes? What are their interests in IP ownership, royalties and return on investment?

Our Distance Learning Division is pleased to announce Katharine Ku of Stanford University as the program leader for Cultivating, Negotiating, and Managing Research Agreements with Philanthropic Organizations, scheduled for June 14. Katharine has years of first-hand experience dealing with research agreements involving non-profits, and she is ready to present this practical session that will take a detailed look at specific issues to consider before entering into a partnering deal.

For complete details and to register, CLICK HERE.

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Blurred Lines and Gray Areas: Managing Conflicts of Interest in University Tech Transfer and Sponsored Research


By David Schwartz
Published: May 9th, 2017

Managing conflicts of interest between funding sources, faculty researchers, and the start-ups they create is always a tough challenge that requires much coordination between departments at the university. Although TTOs and research managers recognize that conflicts are a given during the process of transferring IP either through a license agreement, spinoff, or other arrangement, managing and mitigating those COIs is a seemingly never ending battle.

Now you can gain from the knowledge of three highly experienced COI veterans, who analyze and provide solid guidance on the blurred lines of conflicts as they relate to research, funding, and start-ups in the university setting.

For details on the Blurred Lines and Gray Areas: Managing Conflicts of Interest in University Tech Transfer and Sponsored Research – available on DVD, on-demand video, or print transcript, CLICK HERE >>

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