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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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