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Technology Transfer Tactics, December 2019 Issue

Technology Transfer Tactics, December 2019 IssueThe following is a list of the articles that appear in the December 2019 issue of Technology Transfer Tactics monthly newsletter. If you are already a current subscriber click here to log in and access your issue.

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

  • A new push to recognize innovation activities in promotion and tenure. Technology transfer professionals have long lamented how difficult it is to coax promising young researchers — even those with entrepreneurial aspirations — into actually engaging in commercialization activities until they have achieved tenure. The issue is highlighted at technical meetings and academic conferences year after year, but not much seems to change in the minds of many observers. Why is that?
  • TTOs introduce awards programs to recognize outstanding staff. Employee morale may be difficult to quantify, but nonetheless several TTOs have instituted awards programs whose main rationale is to let outstanding staff members know that their work has been noticed and appreciated.
  • ‘Double Down Experiment’ seeks to help Purdue start-ups scale up. The Purdue Foundry has completed the selection of the first cohort for its Double Down Experiment — nine businesses they’d helped launch that are now ready “to reach the next level” of their development.
  • Leveraging data in healthcare innovations while protecting patient privacy. Collection and analysis of aggregated patient data is both a source of disease-fighting discoveries — new procedures, methods and products — and a potential source of revenue for universities and their health systems, who are increasingly using data in a host of new technologies.
  • Equalize 2020: Symposium and pitch competition seeks to empower women innovators. A little over a year ago, Nichole Mercier, assistant vice chancellor and managing director of the Office of Technology Management at Washington University in St. Louis (WashU), got a call from the Association of American Medical Colleges. The association wanted to nominate WashU’s Women in Innovation & Technology program for their “Innovations in Research and Research Education Award.” Mercier was flattered and honored and put together a package for them to consider. In doing so, she reached out to women who had gone through the program — and what she heard was disheartening.

Posted December 12th, 2019