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Webinar tomorrow: Taking Pitches, Showcases and Events Virtual — A Step-By-Step Workshop


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: September 23rd, 2020

With in-person events sidelined for the foreseeable future, it’s imperative that tech transfer and industry engagement offices maintain the momentum those events bring. By pivoting to a virtual event platform, you can fully engage potential investors, research and development partners, and other stakeholders by creating a one-of-a-kind, interactive experience.

That’s why Tech Transfer Central has teamed with a smart-scaling expert and virtual engagement evangelist to guide you step-by-step in creating a high-value virtual event that can actually expand your audience and reduce your costs, while retaining the benefits of in-person programming. Whether it’s a funding pitch to investors, a virtual demonstration of a prototype, or a faculty inventor showcase, this workshop will teach you how to conceptualize, plan and execute an event that will build your critical relationships and garner new opportunities.

Join us tomorrow, September 24th, for this practical workshop: Taking Pitches, Showcases and Events Virtual: A Step-By-Step Workshop for Tech Transfer Offices. Please note that due to the intensive nature of the workshop and its extensive content, this program has been expanded to two hours.

For complete details and to register, click here.

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The Complete Start-Up Boot Camp for University TTOs – a resource for at-home training and education of faculty, staff, and students


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: September 23rd, 2020

The shutdown related to the COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t mean you have to stop educating faculty, staff, and students on the challenges associated with launching and successfully managing university start-ups. Tech Transfer Central has created a distance learning resource that’s inexpensive, comprehensive, and can be accessed by your staff and faculty wherever and whenever it’s needed.

The Complete Start-Up Boot Camp for University TTOs is the perfect resource to take inventors and your staff step-by-step through the venture creation process from launch to exit – all from home. This 22-session distance learning series — in three outstanding volumes led by a world-class roster of academic start-up experts — contains over 25 hours of detailed guidance and advice. Each program will provide the detailed training and strategies your faculty, students, and staff need to more effectively launch and manage start-ups, as well as foster a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem to support them.

Click here for complete details.

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The Status of VC and Angel Funding for University Start-ups During the Pandemic: Overcoming Current Challenges and Preparing for the Future


By Jason Norris
Published: September 16th, 2020

In the COVID-19 era, VC and angel funding for university start-ups is more of a challenge than ever for most ventures. For some, however, the technology needs associated with the pandemic have actually increased investor interest. Telehealth and other COVID-related businesses are prime examples of potential unicorns for investors, yet many university-based start-ups have been stalled to clear the way for emergency projects. At the same time, there’s plenty of money on the sidelines, but will it be deployed – and when, and to what sectors? 

In all the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic and the struggling economy, it’s hard to know what the prospects are for funding, and how to proceed with your university’s start-up plans.

Tech Transfer Central’s Distance Learning Division has teamed up with Bryn Rees, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Research & Innovation and Managing Director of Venture Partners for the University of Colorado Boulder, and Kirsten Leute, Partner in charge of University Relations with Osage University Partners (OUP), to bring you this critical webinar: The Status of VC and Angel Funding for University Start-ups During the Pandemic: Overcoming Current Challenges and Preparing for the Future, scheduled for October 15. We’ll cut through the confusion to provide you with supporting data and guidance on what to expect from angel and VC investors now and in the coming months as conditions change.

For complete details or to register, click here.

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University TTOs: How to Maintain a High-Quality Patent Portfolio Under Severe Budget Constraints


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: September 9th, 2020

COVID-19 has affected every facet of the tech transfer process. Temporary closure of many research labs, an influx of COVID-related innovations, remote work for staff, and painful budget cuts have left many TTOs struggling to keep up. But by implementing key changes and employing new techniques, your TTO can stay within the confines of your new budget and still secure IP for the most valuable innovations. It won’t be easy. These techniques involve some organizational change involving people, data, processes, and tools — and a little behavior change too. But it can be done.

Tech Transfer Central’s Distance Learning Division has teamed up with Peter Gordon, a founding member of Patent GC, to present this practical, strategy-filled webinar that will explore techniques for pursuing quality patents while preserving scarce dollars and resources. Join us on September 15th for University TTOs: How to Maintain a High-Quality Patent Portfolio Under Severe Budget Constraints.

For complete details and to register, click here.

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Setting TTO Performance Benchmarks Based on Comparable Data Sets of Peer Institutions


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: September 2nd, 2020

When comparing your tech transfer office’s funding, spin-out, disclosures and licensing data to other universities, it’s only fair to compare apples to apples. Any meaningful comparison requires normalizing data to ensure consistency and accuracy in identifying strengths and vulnerabilities.

And now, when many TTOs are faced with harsh budget cuts, this kind of analysis can help pinpoint and validate where adjustments are needed, as well as offer critical evidence of the impact on commercialization efforts. These measures can also provide TTOs with the data needed to convince administrators they require more resources if they are expected to help the institution attain commercialization objectives.

Tech Transfer Central’s Distance Learning Division has teamed up with Laura A. Schoppe, President of Fuentek, LLC, and current chair of the AUTM Foundation board, to present a deep dive webinar that will explore methods for setting reasonable benchmarks for your TTO’s performance based on linear peer data comparisons. Join us on September 9th for Setting TTO Performance Benchmarks Based on Comparable Data Sets of Peer Institutions.

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University TTOs: How to Maintain a High-Quality Patent Portfolio Under Severe Budget Constraints


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: August 26th, 2020

COVID-19 has affected every facet of the tech transfer process. Temporary closure of many research labs, an influx of COVID-related innovations, remote work for staff, and painful budget cuts have left many TTOs struggling to keep up. 

But by implementing key changes and employing new techniques, your TTO can stay within the confines of your new budget and still secure IP for the most valuable innovations. It won’t be easy. These techniques involve some organizational change involving people, data, processes, and tools — and a little behavior change too. But it can be done.

Tech Transfer Central’s Distance Learning Division has teamed up with Peter Gordon, a founding member of Patent GC, to present this practical, strategy-filled webinar that will explore techniques for pursuing quality patents while preserving scarce dollars and resources. Join us on September 15th for University TTOs: How to Maintain a High-Quality Patent Portfolio Under Severe Budget Constraints.

For complete details and to register, click here.

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Setting TTO Performance Benchmarks Based on Comparable Data Sets of Peer Institutions


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: August 19th, 2020

When comparing your tech transfer office’s funding, spin-out, disclosures and licensing data to other universities, it’s only fair to compare apples to apples. Any meaningful comparison requires normalizing data to ensure consistency and accuracy in identifying strengths and vulnerabilities.

And now, when many TTOs are faced with harsh budget cuts, this kind of analysis can help pinpoint and validate where adjustments are needed, as well as offer critical evidence of the impact on commercialization efforts. These measures can also provide TTOs with the data needed to convince administrators they require more resources if they are expected to help the institution attain commercialization objectives.

Tech Transfer Central’s Distance Learning Division has teamed up with Laura A. Schoppe, President of Fuentek, LLC, and current chair of the AUTM Foundation board, to present a deep dive webinar that will explore methods for setting reasonable benchmarks for your TTO’s performance based on linear peer data comparisons. Join us on September 9th for Setting TTO Performance Benchmarks Based on Comparable Data Sets of Peer Institutions.

Click here for complete program information or to register.

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Encore event: Data Licensing and Privacy Protection Workshop for University TTOs


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: August 12th, 2020

Data is fast becoming one of the hottest topics in university licensing — particularly with AI-related innovations and other research projects that rely on huge data sets. Universities — especially those with affiliated health systems — are putting skin in the game, but there are big issues with the legalities of using even blinded clinical data, images, and health records.

With a myriad of laws relating to consent and privacy to be navigated, as well as issues related to the rights of the licensee, how royalties are distributed, and more, Tech Transfer Central’s Distance Learning Division recently hosted two data licensing and privacy experts to lead this  webinar: Data Licensing and Privacy Protection Workshop for University TTOs.

Based on a high level of continuing interest and the high praise received from attendees of the original live program, we’re hosting an encore presentation of the entire session, including all PowerPoints, both in a repeat airing on August 26th and in the on-demand video you’ll receive upon registration. It’s an outstanding opportunity to share the program with your entire staff for at-home learning.

For complete program and faculty details or to register, click here.

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Combatting Heightened Cybersecurity Risks to University-Based IP Due to Remote Work


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: August 5th, 2020

The pandemic has impacted university tech transfer and research operations in ways never before contemplated, including staff working remotely and accessing electronically managed documents, personal and patient data, research results, patent information, and more – often using personal wifi and other less-than-secure access points to connect to the university’s systems.

Each log-in represents a cybersecurity risk. And, with the growing volume and sophistication of cyber attacks, bad actors will almost certainly be looking to take advantage of this opportunity to steal critical research and intellectual property data. To protect your institution and its confidential research assets, a new level of effort and expertise is required. That’s why Tech Transfer Central  has teamed up with a world expert on university cybersecurity from Baker Tilly to offer this critical webinar: Combatting Heightened Cybersecurity Risks to University-Based IP Due to Remote Work, scheduled for August 20th.

For complete program and faculty details or to register, click here.

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The TTO’s Pandemic Response Toolkit


By Jason Norris
Published: August 5th, 2020

Operating a tech transfer office in the midst of a pandemic was not in any TTO’s playbook. That’s why we have put together a collection of distance learning programs specifically to discuss how the pandemic is impacting TTO operations, workflow and staffing needs — and how to create and implement plans and strategies for maintaining your operations effectively during the severe business interruptions now affecting the entire world.

The TTO’s Pandemic Response Toolkit features a panel of experienced tech transfer leaders, who share the strategies they’re using to maintain momentum on their commercialization efforts despite unprecedented challenges associated with the pandemic. The three programs included in the collection are:

Each program comes in three formats — on-demand video, transcript, and DVD — including all original PowerPoint slide decks. The programs can be shared without limitation among your staff, faculty, administrative and student populations. For complete details or to order, click here.

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Setting TTO Performance Benchmarks Based on Comparable Data Sets of Peer Institutions


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: July 29th, 2020

When comparing your tech transfer office’s funding, spin-out, disclosures and licensing data to other universities, it’s only fair to compare apples to apples.

For example, if your university’s research expenditures are $50 million, comparing it to a TTO whose spending is $500 million doesn’t give you an accurate picture of your relative performance. Any meaningful comparison requires normalizing data to ensure consistency in identifying strengths and vulnerabilities in areas such as funding, patents, licenses, revenues, staffing, start-ups, and more. And now, when many TTOs are faced with harsh budget cuts, this kind of analysis can help pinpoint and validate where adjustments are needed, as well as offer critical evidence of the impact on commercialization efforts. These measures can also provide TTOs with the data needed to convince administrators they require more resources if they are expected to help the institution attain new, lofty objectives.

Tech Transfer Central’s Distance Learning Division has teamed up with Laura A. Schoppe, President of Fuentek, LLC, and current chair of the AUTM Foundation board, to present a highly detailed webinar that will explore methods for setting reasonable benchmarks for your TTO’s performance based on linear peer data comparisons. Join us on September 9th for Setting TTO Performance Benchmarks Based on Comparable Data Sets of Peer Institutions.

Click here for complete program information or to register.

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Encore event: Data Licensing and Privacy Protection Workshop for University TTOs


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: July 22nd, 2020

Data is fast becoming one of the hottest topics in university licensing — particularly with AI-related innovations and other research projects that rely on huge data sets. Universities — especially those with affiliated health systems — are putting skin in the game, but there are big issues with the legalities of using even blinded clinical data, images, and health records.

With a myriad of laws relating to consent and privacy to be navigated, as well as issues related to the rights of the licensee, how royalties are distributed, and more, Tech Transfer Central’s Distance Learning Division recently hosted two data licensing and privacy experts to lead this  webinar: Data Licensing and Privacy Protection Workshop for University TTOs.

Based on a high level of continuing interest and the high marks received from attendees of the original live program, we’re hosting an encore presentation of the entire session, including all powerpoints, both in a repeat airing on August 26th and in the on-demand video you’ll receive upon registration. It’s an outstanding opportunity to share the program with your entire staff for at-home learning.

For complete program and faculty details or to register, click here.

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