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Technology Transfer Tactics, October 2019 Issue

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Technology Transfer Tactics
Vol. 13, No. 10, October 2019

  • Ohio IP Promise aims to boost tech transfer, end the exodus of high-tech talent. Frustrated that too many businesses, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and potential research partners have been looking elsewhere for opportunities in the high-tech arena, the state of Ohio, along with its 14 public and two private universities in the region, has announced an initiative aimed at showcasing to the world that the state is open for business.
  • Don’t lose your university’s IP to faculty “consulting time.” It’s the response that tech transfer leaders never want to hear when approaching a faculty member about intriguing new intellectual property: “Oh, I did that as part of my consulting work for a company. It wasn’t done on university time.”
  • Guest Column: Beware of employee equity, the credit cards of the venture community. When hiring venture executives and employees in the early stages of a university start-up, the buzz centers around equity. For successful ventures, these equity rights, often issued when the equity is worth pennies a share, hold the potential of delivering great wealth to those fortunate enough to receive them. However, there is an often ignored drawback to equity compensation.
  • ‘Executives into Business’ program offers pay linked to key milestones. Northern Accelerator — an innovative partnership among a network of UK universities in England’s North East — Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria and Sunderland — is driving a step-change in research commercialization. Connecting academics and business leaders and providing funding and business support, it’s accelerating the translation of outstanding research into commercial opportunities, forming sustainable businesses and creating more and better jobs.
  • Does your university need an innovation czar? Universities have been focusing on innovation and entrepreneurship for many years, forming complex research partnerships with major corporations, building incubators and accelerators, hosting an array of competitions, launching and funding start-ups, and encouraging researchers to focus on the commercial potential of their work. On top of all this, some schools are trying to unify these efforts and reach an even higher level by creating new academic leadership positions.

Posted October 11th, 2019