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Coming Thursday — Working with Federal Laboratories: Best Practices for University-Based Technology Transfer and Licensing Professionals


By David Schwartz
Published: March 17th, 2020

Whether your university is seeking to jointly conduct research, contract for use of space and expertise, or enter into a strategic partnership, Federal Labs are primed with a myriad of options at the ready. However, there are significant differences between how National Labs and universities are governed, operate, and function.

Understanding these differences — and the regulations that affect them — is key to a successful working relationship. Tech Transfer Central has partnered with Jason Stolworthy, JD, Director of Technology Deployment with the Idaho National Laboratory, to bring you this insightful webinar: Working with Federal Laboratories: Best Practices for University-Based Technology Transfer and Licensing Professionals, scheduled for this Thursday, March 19.

We’ll focus on the similarities and differences in university and federal lab research, flexibilities and limitations in negotiating IP, and other best practices on how to engage effectively with a National Laboratory. For complete program details or to register, click here.  

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Navigating Foreign Relationships and Reporting Requirements in University Research


By David Schwartz
Published: March 10th, 2020

The crackdown on foreign influence in federally funded research is not going away — in fact, it just keeps getting more problematic for universities. In just the past few months, headlines have been filled with jarring stories about high-profile faculty arrests and more than a dozen major research institutions under investigation. Government agency reports are indicating a widespread lack of compliance with rules and regulations regarding reporting and internal monitoring efforts, and the feds say there’s much more to come.

Regardless of past miscues, it is becoming clear that the current state of a university’s compliance efforts and internal controls on foreign researchers will be considered in any future investigations and resulting penalties, so it’s time to make sure your house in order.

That’s why Tech Transfer Central has teamed up with UT-Austin’s Export Control Officer and Export Compliance Counsel David Ivey for this critically important webinar: Navigating Foreign Relationships and Reporting Requirements in University Research, scheduled for March 31. Attendees will get a solid plan of action for both policy and real-world practice from  compliance veteran David Ivey, Export Control Officer and Export Compliance Counsel for the University of Texas at Austin. For complete program details or to register, click here.

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Keep staff training and education on track with Tech Transfer Central’s All-Access Pass. As travel restrictions and conference cancellations continue, you don’t have to give up on professional development.

Our All-Access Pass contains more than 400 distance learning programs and a huge archive of practical, how-to articles to share throughout your organization. For complete details, click here.

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Navigating Foreign Relationships and Reporting Requirements in University Research


By David Schwartz
Published: February 25th, 2020

The crackdown on foreign influence in federally funded research is not going away – in fact, it just keeps getting more problematic for universities. In just the past few months, headlines have been filled with jarring stories about high-profile faculty arrests and more than a dozen major research institutions under investigation. Government agency reports are indicating a widespread lack of compliance with rules and regulations regarding reporting and internal monitoring efforts, and the feds say there’s much more to come.

Regardless of past miscues, it is becoming clear that the current state of a university’s compliance efforts and internal controls on foreign researchers will be considered in any future investigations and resulting penalties, so it’s time to make sure your house in order. That’s why Tech Transfer Central has teamed up with UT-Austin’s Export Control Officer and Export Compliance Counsel David Ivey for this critically important webinar: Navigating Foreign Relationships and Reporting Requirements in University Research. Join us on March 31 to receive a solid plan of action for both policy and real-world practice from a compliance veteran. For complete details and to register, click here.

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Tech Transfer Primer for New Staff and Faculty


By David Schwartz
Published: February 18th, 2020

Researchers who are well-versed in the tech transfer process are more likely to disclose higher quality IP that leads to a license or start-up company than their counterparts. Likewise, having well-grounded TTO staff that can support PIs in a way that safeguards the university’s and researcher’s interests makes the path to commercialization that much more successful.

That’s why our Distance Learning Division has partnered with tech transfer veteran Joe Runge, JD, Business Development Manager with UNeMed, who will tap his many years of experience to bring you, your faculty, and your staff this thorough introduction to technology transfer: Tech Transfer Primer for New Staff and Faculty, scheduled for March 5th. 

From the bare essentials to the advanced tricks of the trade, this session will impart new staff with an appreciation for the scope of the job, faculty with a sense of the challenges faced in academic technology transfer, and provide a bevy of useful tips and tricks to make technology transfer work for everyone. It’s a great opportunity to onboard your new hires and give faculty a better appreciation of the process.

Note: Due to the nature of this presentation as an outreach and training aid, all registrants will receive access to the live webinar and the on-demand video of the recorded program. The video may be shared and used an unlimited number of times – whenever the need arises – for staff and faculty education. 

To register or for more information, click here.

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Working with Federal Laboratories: Best Practices for University-Based Technology Transfer and Licensing Professionals


By David Schwartz
Published: February 11th, 2020

The U.S. has 17 National Laboratories that conduct a significant amount of research and development projects with universities. Each laboratory and each project must operate under specific agreement types and terms — some of which are negotiable and some that are set in stone due to federal regulations.

Whether your university is seeking to jointly conduct research, contract for use of space and expertise, or enter into a strategic partnership, Federal Labs are primed with a myriad of options at the ready. However, there are significant differences between how National Labs and universities are governed, operate, and function.

Understanding these differences — and the regulations that affect them — is key to a successful working relationship. Tech Transfer Central has partnered with Jason Stolworthy, JD, Director of Technology Deployment with the Idaho National Laboratory, to bring you this insightful webinar: Working with Federal Laboratories: Best Practices for University-Based Technology Transfer and Licensing Professionals, scheduled for March 19.

We’ll focus on the similarities and differences in university and federal lab research, flexibilities and limitations in negotiating IP, and other best practices on how to engage effectively with a National Laboratory.

For complete program details or to register, click here.  

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Optimizing Tech Transfer Office Operations


By David Schwartz
Published: February 11th, 2020

Tech Transfer Central has partnered with leading tech transfer consultants at Fuentek, LLC, to bring you an exclusive two-program distance learning collection that will guide you through creating Standard Operating Procedures for your office, and provide best practices for improving your data integrity so you can respond quickly and accurately to both operational and stakeholder reporting needs.

You’ll receive these two recorded programs in three formats — DVD, online video, and transcript — so you can view and share them with your entire staff at your convenience in any format:

Improving Data Integrity: Boost TTO Operations and Gain Reliability in Your Invention Management Database: Your invention management database is a crucial tool in responding quickly and accurately to both operational and stakeholder reporting needs. Regardless of what type of system you use, you will learn how to significantly improve data collection and reporting to enhance your office’s performance and its responsiveness to stakeholders.

Standard Operating Procedures for TTOs: How Consistency Can Improve TTO Performance and Productivity: Well-drafted SOPs document exactly what your office does, who does what, and how it is done most effectively. Though they can be time-consuming to develop, the reward for investing in SOPs is a higher performing and more efficient operation, consistency in recordkeeping, faster integration of new staff, and improved faculty service.

For complete details or to order, click here.

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Tech Transfer Primer for New Staff and Faculty


By David Schwartz
Published: February 4th, 2020

Researchers who are well-versed in the tech transfer process are more likely to disclose higher quality IP that leads to a license or start-up company than their counterparts. Likewise, having well-grounded TTO staff that can support PIs in a way that safeguards the university’s and researcher’s interests makes the path to commercialization that much more successful.

That’s why our Distance Learning Division has partnered with tech transfer veteran Joe Runge, JD, Business Development Manager with UNeMed, who will tap his many years of experience to bring you, your faculty, and your staff this thorough introduction to technology transfer: Tech Transfer Primer for New Staff and Faculty, scheduled for March 5th. 

Note: Due to the nature of this presentation as an outreach and training aid, all registrants will receive access to the live webinar and the on-demand video of the recorded program. The video may be shared and used an unlimited number of times – whenever the need arises – for staff and faculty education. 

From the bare essentials to the advanced tricks of the trade, this session will impart new staff with an appreciation for the scope of the job, faculty with a sense of the challenges faced in academic technology transfer, and provide a bevy of useful tips and tricks to make technology transfer work for everyone. It’s a great opportunity to onboard your new hires and give faculty a better appreciation of the process. To register or for more information, click here.

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Webinar this Thursday — Qualified Opportunity Zones: A Powerful Program for University Research and Economic Development


By David Schwartz
Published: January 28th, 2020

With over 8,700 qualified opportunity zones in the U.S. — and many of those in close proximity to university campuses — there are countless prospects for universities to invest and partner with their local communities to encourage business growth and economic development while bolstering their research and commercialization ecosystem at the same time.

The Opportunity Zone legislation included in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provides compelling and powerful incentives designed to drive economic development. Educational institutions are well positioned to take advantage of these incentives, bringing new projects, partners, jobs, and entrepreneurs that nurture the research and commercialization enterprise on and off campus.

Some colleges and universities have already become pioneers in “O-zone” structures — attracting capital and partners to develop large-scale projects such as innovation districts, incubators, research parks, science centers, and other research-focused developments. But putting together legally compliant structures represents a sizable challenge.

That’s why Tech Transfer Central’s Distance Learning Division has partnered with John Balboni, co-head of Sullivan & Worcester LLP’s National Opportunity Zone Practice Group, and Brian Darmody, CEO of the Association of University Research Parks, for this interactive webinar that will explore one of the hottest topics for 2020: Qualified Opportunity Zones: A Powerful Program for University Research and Economic Development, scheduled for Thursday, January 30. For complete details and to register, click here.

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Qualified Opportunity Zones: A Powerful Program for University Research and Economic Development


By David Schwartz
Published: January 21st, 2020

With over 8,700 qualified opportunity zones in the U.S. — and many of those in close proximity to university campuses — there are countless prospects for universities to invest and partner with their local communities to encourage business growth and economic development while bolstering their research and commercialization ecosystem at the same time.

The Opportunity Zone legislation included in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provides compelling and powerful incentives designed to drive economic development. Educational institutions are well positioned to take advantage of these incentives, bringing new projects, partners, jobs, and entrepreneurs that nurture the research and commercialization enterprise on and off campus.

Some colleges and universities have already become pioneers in “O-zone” structures — attracting capital and partners to develop large-scale projects such as innovation districts, incubators, research parks, science centers, and other research-focused developments. But putting together legally compliant structures represents a sizable challenge.

That’s why Tech Transfer Central’s Distance Learning Division has partnered with John Balboni, co-head of Sullivan & Worcester LLP’s National Opportunity Zone Practice Group, and Brian Darmody, CEO of the Association of University Research Parks, for this interactive webinar that will explore one of the hottest topics for 2020: Qualified Opportunity Zones: A Powerful Program for University Research and Economic Development, scheduled for Thursday, January 30. For complete details and to register, click here.

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Effective Models of University-Industry Engagement: Case Studies in Success


By David Schwartz
Published: January 21st, 2020

As part of its mission to support holistic industry engagement and assist universities in attracting more corporate partners, University-Industry Engagement Advisor has produced a distance learning collection featuring four leading universities that have used innovative strategies and proven programs to achieve robust relationships with corporate partners. Kansas State University, Brown University, the University of Georgia, and the University at Buffalo are prime examples of how to foster welcoming and comprehensive industry engagement initiatives that result in research funding, job creation, philanthropic funding, talent pipeline development, and economic development.

Effective Models of University-Industry Engagement: Case Studies in Success features the details behind each of these programs in four in-depth presentations. The collection comes complete with the original program materials and in three formats — DVD, online video, and transcript — so you can listen and share them with your entire staff at your convenience in any format. For complete details on this valuable collection, click here.

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Webinar workshop this Thursday: Create a Winning Research Grant Budget and Maximize Available Award Dollars


By David Schwartz
Published: January 14th, 2020

Even though the technical and commercial review portions of every research grant proposal are important, grant reviewers understand that it’s the budget that moves your research from start to finish, and leaving money on the table can cause major problems for your project and its results.

Tech Transfer Central’s Distance Learning Division has partnered with federal grants and SBIR/STTR expert Kristen Parmelee, President of PCG, Inc., to bring you this workshop that will help you identify critical budgeting strategies and approaches based on NIH/NSF guidelines: Create a Winning Research Grant Budget and Maximize Available Award Dollars, scheduled for this Thursday, January 16, 2020. Attendees will learn expert tips and gain valuable insights into preparing a successful budget and budget narrative for your proposal. For complete details and to register, click here.

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Create a Winning Research Grant Budget and Maximize Available Award Dollars: A Webinar Workshop


By David Schwartz
Published: January 7th, 2020

Even though the technical and commercial review portion of every grant proposal is important, grant reviewers understand that it’s the budget that moves your research from start to finish, and leaving money on the table can cause major problems for your project and its results.

Tech Transfer Central’s Distance Learning Division has partnered with federal grants and SBIR/STTR expert Kristen Parmelee, President of PCG, Inc., to bring you this workshop that will help you identify critical budgeting strategies and approaches based on NIH/NSF guidelines: Create a Winning Research Grant Budget and Maximize Available Award Dollars, scheduled for January 16, 2020.  Attendees will learn expert tips and gain valuable insights into preparing a successful budget and budget narrative for your proposal. For complete details and to register, click here.

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