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Partnering with Your University’s Alumni Relations Department to Nurture Innovation Partnerships and Funding Opportunities


By David Schwartz
Published: January 19th, 2021

Your university has thousands of cheerleaders on the sidelines. Alumni are by far your biggest supporters, and with the right outreach and engagement strategies you can tap into that “fan base” to connect with potential research partners, angel and VC investors, local business connections, and start-up support. Skilled and experienced alumni can be crucial not only to faculty and student founders through mentoring and networking, but as that all-important link for introductions to the right people at the right time to move innovations forward.

But too many TTOs are left siloed away from these key potential contacts and supporters. That’s why it’s so important to strike up a solid relationship with your alumni relations department. They are best equipped to capture the attention of alumni, provide key intelligence on their interests, and make critical connections that could be vital to your commercialization projects and your start-up founders.

Tech Transfer Central’s Distance Learning Division has teamed up with members of Rutgers University’s Innovation Ventures and its Corporate Engagement Center to bring you this insightful, strategy-filled webinar: Partnering with Your University’s Alumni Relations Department to Nurture Innovation Partnerships and Funding Opportunities, scheduled for January 28th. For complete faculty and program details, or to register, click here.

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Posted under: University-Industry Engagement Week, Webinars

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