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Technology Transfer Tactics, March 2022

Technology Transfer Tactics, March 2022The following is a list of the articles that appear in the March 2022 issue of Technology Transfer Tactics monthly newsletter.

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Technology Transfer Tactics
Vol. 16, No. 3, March 2022

  • ‘Great Resignation’ hits TTOs with staff shortages, changes to recruiting. Like employers all over the country, tech transfer programs are struggling with staffing shortages caused by what some have called the Great Resignation, the recent trend in which people are leaving their jobs in search of better lifestyles and more money, with employers finding it difficult to replace them.
  • AUTM 2022: Heard in the Halls. The 2022 AUTM annual meeting in New Orleans marked the first time many tech transfer professionals could schmooze in person since the pandemic shut down most if not all face-to-face events, and there was a clear sense of relief among the more than 1,000 attendees gathered there just as Mardis Gras was about to kick into high gear.
  • USF opens up its shelves of available IP to local entrepreneurs. Every research institution has intellectual property that is not being developed or marketed for one reason or another, and it can sit on a shelf for many years and in time lose any value it may have once held. But the University of South Florida is doing something about it.
  • Baylor partners with VC to boost commercialization. In another instance of the growing trend of university TTOs collaborating with third parties to enhance their commercialization efforts, Baylor University and VC firm Waco Ventures (WAVE) are partnering in what they call the Lab-to-Market Collaborative (L2M). The collaboration has already been involved in the launch of three start-ups.
  • Commercialization Engine at Notre Dame grows start-ups with internal de-risking. The Innovation, De-Risking, and Enterprise Acceleration (IDEA) Center at The University of Notre Dame isn’t your typical technology transfer office. In addition to student entrepreneurship programs and competitions and an innovation lab, it offers the Commercialization Engine.
  • Use of LinkedIn helps transform tech portal into marketing resource. Existing and potential industry partners of Yeda Technology Transfer of Weizmann Institute in Israel recently received a LinkedIn message from Yeda’s marketing team inviting them to join its Members portal. Many TTOs use portals to provide a doorway to interested parties, but thanks to an innovative method at Yeda, the typically passive portal approach becomes active marketing as these potential industry partners are identified and contacted more swiftly and with much greater volume than ever before.

Posted March 17th, 2022