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Best Practices for De-Risking University Innovations from Discovery to Exit


By David Schwartz
Published: October 27th, 2020

The Valley of Death yawns wide for cutting edge university inventions. One way to bridge the gap from basic science to venture funding is internal development to de-risk promising innovations and ultimately overcome investor reluctance to back too-early opportunities.  

With a solid evaluation of an innovation’s potential at each developmental and financial milestone, you can avoid wasting time – and tens of thousands of dollars – on projects that should have been “killed” early and devote resources to developing and de-risking discoveries that have big potential payoffs. There is no cookie cutter approach – each innovation is unique, with specific factors that call for risk reviews at every milestone to determine continued marketability.

UNeMed has seen success with their method for de-risking and moving technologies forward to the marketplace, using an approach that looks at technology transfer and start-up formation and development like an entrepreneur. That’s why Tech Transfer Central has teamed up with Joe Runge, JD, from UNeMed and UNeTech – the technology transfer and start-up incubation arms of the University of Nebraska’s Omaha campus – for this critically important webinar: Best Practices for De-Risking University Innovations from Discovery to Exit. In this practical session, scheduled for November 24th, you’ll learn multiple approaches to de-risk your portfolio and learn UNeTech’s “secret sauce” of processes and strategies to help your university significantly improve its own vetting and de-risking efforts.

For complete details or to register, click here.

Posted under: University-Industry Engagement Week, Webinars

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