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Setting TTO Performance Benchmarks Based on Comparable Data Sets of Peer Institutions

By Jesse Schwartz
Published: July 29th, 2020

When comparing your tech transfer office’s funding, spin-out, disclosures and licensing data to other universities, it’s only fair to compare apples to apples.

For example, if your university’s research expenditures are $50 million, comparing it to a TTO whose spending is $500 million doesn’t give you an accurate picture of your relative performance. Any meaningful comparison requires normalizing data to ensure consistency in identifying strengths and vulnerabilities in areas such as funding, patents, licenses, revenues, staffing, start-ups, and more. And now, when many TTOs are faced with harsh budget cuts, this kind of analysis can help pinpoint and validate where adjustments are needed, as well as offer critical evidence of the impact on commercialization efforts. These measures can also provide TTOs with the data needed to convince administrators they require more resources if they are expected to help the institution attain new, lofty objectives.

Tech Transfer Central’s Distance Learning Division has teamed up with Laura A. Schoppe, President of Fuentek, LLC, and current chair of the AUTM Foundation board, to present a highly detailed webinar that will explore methods for setting reasonable benchmarks for your TTO’s performance based on linear peer data comparisons. Join us on September 9th for Setting TTO Performance Benchmarks Based on Comparable Data Sets of Peer Institutions.

Click here for complete program information or to register.

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