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Technology Transfer Tactics, July 2021

Technology Transfer Tactics, July 2021The following is a list of the articles that appear in the July 2021 issue of Technology Transfer Tactics monthly newsletter.

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Technology Transfer Tactics
Vol. 15, No. 7, July 2021

  • Search for improvement leads to revamp of Duke’s innovation activities. Sometimes when university TTOs decide to engage in self-examination, they are pleasantly surprised to find that things aren’t as bad as they may have thought. Such was the case at Duke University, where the university’s Board of Trustees initiated a study to examine the university’s innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.
  • UGA hires COI director to tighten up on potential conflicts. With growing interest in commercialization from faculty comes the potential for a concurrent rise in conflicts of interest that can have substantial consequences, so the University of Georgia in Athens is elevating oversight with the addition of its first conflict of interest director.
  • Tell your SBIR/STTR companies about this little-known supplement. Other than classified intelligence, the Technical and Business Assistance (TABA) supplement might be the U.S. government’s best-kept secret. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program supplement is still new and not well-described on federal agency sites or even listed on to help people understand what it’s all about. But if TABA isn’t something you’re encouraging your SBIR companies to apply for, they’re leaving money on the table.
  • Pandemic spurs new venture opportunities in CU Boulder “hyper-accelerator” program. During the first months of the pandemic in early 2020, officials at the University of Colorado Boulder noticed how much organic innovation was happening. By March, researchers already had begun looking at new ways of diagnosing, tracking, and understanding the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19.
  • CRM-based system customized to enhance functionality for TTOs. Recognizing that there’s no need to re-invent the wheel, Tamir Huberman, CIO and head of marketing at Yeda Research & Development Co., Ltd., the TTO of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, has developed a new system for tech transfer management which adds customized tech transfer modules to the out-of-the-box solutions offered by ZOHO CRM.

Posted July 14th, 2021