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.
The Office of Industrial Partnerships, which created and manages the Innovation Gateway, says the tool “provides faculty with an unprecedented level of service” in building industry collaborations — a far cry from most universities’ informal and unstructured efforts that can only skim the surface of potential ties between thousands of research projects and the corporations that may have an interest in those investigations– along with the dollars to support them.
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, Technology Transfer Tactics’ Distance Learning Division is presenting a case-study style webinar that will provide a deep-dive into the concept, development, funding and management of the Innovation Gateway and its curated list of potential partners.
Join us on May 16th for Connecting University Research to Industry Funding Sources: Case Study of the Penn State Innovation Gateway will offer a detailed look at drafting and negotiation strategies and best practices for addressing the structure, assignment and enforcement of preferential rights. Join us for this important webinar led by University of Utah Technology and Licensing Manager Beth Drees, PhD, MBA, and Dr. Antoine Bellemare, Technology Transfer Officer at Université Laval.
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