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Technology Transfer Tactics, November 2019 Issue


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Technology Transfer Tactics
Vol. 13, No. 11, November 2019

  • Take steps to soften the inevitable dilution of start-up equity. Universities often are eager to invest in their promising start-ups, getting in on the ground floor of what they hope will be financial success for everyone. But in so many cases, the university feels like they’re left out of the party when the company hits it big.
  • Indiana U’s new Alumni Angel Network adds arrow to its funding quiver. For many universities, fundraising is the primary focus of their relationship with their alumni. However, some universities are offering alums a different way of engaging with their alma maters: alums who qualify as angel investors can invest in university start-ups.
  • Research Bridge Partners looks to level the playing field for mid-continent universities. Did you know that over the past five years, 75% of federal research funding has gone to institutions outside of California, Massachusetts and New York, while nearly 80% of venture investment went to companies located in those three states? Research Bridge Partners is working hard to change that.
  • UCSD launches new innovation portal driven by user feedback. At a large university, students with entrepreneurial ambitions may face a myriad of choices when it comes to resources. Faculty and staff, alumni, and other stakeholders in the ecosystem have similar challenges. Helping them explore more easily through their options and arrive more quickly at the resource they seek is one of the overriding goals of the new Innovation Portal at the University of California-San Diego.
  • U Buffalo students BLAST their way to an invention and start-up in five days. Your mission, if you choose to accept it: Work with a multidisciplinary team to create a solution to a major surgical complication and start a business around the idea.
  • WPI: The tiny tech transfer office that could. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a “tiny tech transfer office,” is hitting it out of the ballpark. With a research budget of just $32 million, the TTO brought in 67 invention disclosures in 2018, a threefold increase since 2012.
  • School mascot stars in Auburn TTO’s patent process video. The Office of Innovation Advancement and Commercialization at Auburn University recently came up with a novel way to explain the patent process to faculty and students.

Posted November 14th, 2019