University-Industry Engagement Week

Webinar next week: University Collaborations with Hemp/Cannabis Companies


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: November 28th, 2023

Universities like Florida State, Oregon State, Tennessee State, and Cornell University just to name a few, have established hemp-focused research centers that encourage interdisciplinary research and corporate partnering. Education, policy awareness, and the rapidly changing cannabis industry are also driving innovation as well as VC interest. At the same time, medical applications involving cannabinoids are rapidly advancing and gaining research funding as well as investor dollars. 

The industry is growing and opportunities for partnerships abound, but challenges remain.

That’s why we’ve teamed up with Robin Pate, Chief Marketing Officer for Green Point Research, K. Lance Anderson, partner at Dickinson Wright PLLC, and Frederick Cawthon, president of the Hemp Alliance of Tennessee and a Member of the Hemp Roundtable for this 60-minute distance learning session: University Collaborations with Hemp/Cannabis Companies: Dispelling Fears and Highlighting Opportunities for Research and Tech Transfer Partnerships, scheduled for next Tuesday, December 5th.

These experts will delve into the unique challenges associated with hemp and cannabis research, including limited funding sources, regulatory compliance issues, and variations in state regulations. They will draw from real-world experiences and explore how university partnerships have, and continue to, contribute to fundable and scalable research results in a wide variety of industry sectors. For complete program details or to register, click here.

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University Collaborations with Hemp/Cannabis Companies: Dispelling Fears and Highlighting Opportunities for Research and Tech Transfer Partnerships


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: November 14th, 2023

As the hemp and cannabis industry blossoms, it’s not uncommon to overhear university administrators caution against working with companies due to regulatory concerns and fears over difficulty obtaining federal research funding. Fortunately, these fears have begun to subside as various agencies have provided clarity on their policies, and the passage of the Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act (HR 8454) now assures access to research materials that were previously difficult to procure or supply.

Universities like Florida State, Oregon State, Tennessee State, and Cornell University just to name a few, have established hemp-focused research centers that encourage interdisciplinary research and corporate partnering. Education, policy awareness, and the rapidly changing cannabis industry are also driving innovation as well as VC interest. At the same time, medical applications involving cannabinoids are rapidly advancing and gaining research funding as well as investor dollars. 

The industry is growing and opportunities for partnerships abound, but challenges remain…

That’s why we’ve teamed up with Robin Pate, Chief Marketing Officer for Green Point Research, K. Lance Anderson, partner at Dickinson Wright PLLC, and Frederick Cawthon, president of the Hemp Alliance of Tennessee and a Member of the Hemp Roundtable for this 60-minute distance learning session: University Collaborations with Hemp/Cannabis Companies: Dispelling Fears and Highlighting Opportunities for Research and Tech Transfer Partnerships, scheduled for December 5th.

These experts will delve into the unique challenges associated with hemp and cannabis research, including limited funding sources, regulatory compliance issues, and variations in state regulations. They will draw from real-world experiences and explore how university partnerships have, and continue to, contribute to fundable and scalable research results in a wide variety of industry sectors. For complete program details or to register, click here.

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University Collaborations with Hemp/Cannabis Companies: Dispelling Fears and Highlighting Opportunities for Research and Tech Transfer Partnerships


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: November 7th, 2023

As the hemp and cannabis industry blossoms, it’s not uncommon to overhear university administrators caution against working with companies due to regulatory concerns and fears over difficulty obtaining federal research funding. Fortunately, these fears have begun to subside as various agencies have provided clarity on their policies, and the passage of the Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act (HR 8454) now assures access to research materials that were previously difficult to procure or supply.

Universities like Florida State, Oregon State, Tennessee State, and Cornell University just to name a few, have established hemp-focused research centers that encourage interdisciplinary research and corporate partnering. Education, policy awareness, and the rapidly changing cannabis industry are also driving innovation as well as VC interest. At the same time, medical applications involving cannabinoids are rapidly advancing and gaining research funding as well as investor dollars. 

The industry is growing and opportunities for partnerships abound, but challenges remain…

That’s why we’ve teamed up with Robin Pate, Chief Marketing Officer for Green Point Research, K. Lance Anderson, partner at Dickinson Wright PLLC, and Frederick Cawthon, president of the Hemp Alliance of Tennessee and a Member of the Hemp Roundtable — for this 60-minute distance learning session: University Collaborations with Hemp/Cannabis Companies: Dispelling Fears and Highlighting Opportunities for Research and Tech Transfer Partnerships, scheduled for December 5th.

These experts will delve into the unique challenges associated with hemp and cannabis research, including limited funding sources, regulatory compliance issues, and variations in state regulations. They will draw from real-world experiences and explore how university partnerships have, and continue to, contribute to fundable and scalable research results in a wide variety of industry sectors. For complete program details or to register, click here.

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Generative AI Use in TTOs: Realizing the Potential and Mitigating the Pitfalls


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: October 30th, 2023

Generative artificial intelligence tools like ChatGPT offer enormous potential to tech transfer and other commercialization offices in terms of efficiency, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness. AI can automate preparatory tasks, freeing up staff for more strategic, creative, and high-value activities. It can also aid in decision-making by:

  • Summarizing results from public sources: patent databases, scientific literature, and news.
  • Helping populate forms and databases, saving considerable time and resources. 
  • Generating content for promotion and marketing.

However, there are risks associated with AI, including potential issues with data privacy and security, biases in AI algorithms, AI “hallucinations,” and others. That’s why knowing how to realize the potential of AI for TTO cost savings and efficiency while mitigating these risks is critical. 

To address the benefits of AI tools as well as the potential risks, we’re partnering in this timely program with Joe Runge, JD, MS, Associate Director of the UNeTech Institute, and Mary Albertson, CLP, RTTP, Director of the Office of Technology Licensing at Georgia Institute of Technology. These two early adopters will share their experiences with implementing ChatGPT in this enlightening one-hour webinar: Generative AI Use in TTOs: Realizing the Potential and Mitigating the Pitfalls, scheduled for November 30th. This program will discuss in detail how each office has used AI-enabled programs and ChatGPT while addressing key challenges you may face when implementing these tools within your office.

For complete details or to register, click here.

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Webinar coming Monday: University-Industry Open Innovation Partnerships


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: October 23rd, 2023

Open innovation (OI) partnerships are becoming a more popular option among potential industry partners, who are seeking out these less restrictive arrangements as a more efficient, productive, and cost-effective way to tap into university expertise and technologies that may be lacking in-house.

But what are the keys to attracting these open innovation deals, and how are they best structured and managed? To answer those questions and provide keen insights into how universities can attract and build open innovation collaborations, we’re partnering with a leading expert on OI who manages open innovation deals at one of the world’s leading technology companies.

You’re invited to join Dr. Santohk Badesha, manager of open innovation at Xerox Corporation, for this webinar event that will provide an inside look at industry’s wants, needs, and expectations in creating open innovation partnerships: University-Industry Open Innovation Partnerships: Identify Corporate Needs and Craft Win-Win Agreements, scheduled for this coming Monday, October 30th.

Attendees will also gain critical insights into what industry is looking to gain in OI partnerships, as well as how these partnerships can co-create valuable intellectual property, gain joint funding opportunities from state and federal agencies, and secure external visibility. For complete details or to register, click here.

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University-Industry Open Innovation Partnerships: Identify Corporate Needs and Craft Win-Win Agreements


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: October 10th, 2023

Open innovation (OI) partnerships are becoming a more popular option among potential industry partners, who are seeking out these less restrictive arrangements as a more efficient, productive, and cost-effective way to tap into university expertise and technologies that may be lacking in-house.

But what are the keys to attracting these open innovation deals, and how are they best structured and managed? To answer those questions and provide keen insights into how universities can attract and build open innovation collaborations, we’re partnering with a leading expert on OI who manages open innovation deals at one of the world’s leading technology companies.

You’re invited to join Dr. Santohk Badesha, manager of open innovation at Xerox Corporation, for this webinar event that will provide an inside look at industry’s wants, needs, and expectations in creating open innovation partnerships: University-Industry Open Innovation Partnerships: Identify Corporate Needs and Craft Win-Win Agreements, scheduled for October 30th.

Dr. Badesha will share lessons learned from his expansive career on how to secure funding for projects, understanding the teams concept, and creating value from technologies transferred to business teams for monetization. Attendees will also gain critical insights into how OI partnerships can co-create valuable intellectual property, gain joint funding opportunities from state and federal agencies, and secure external visibility. For complete details or to register, click here.

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University-Industry Open Innovation Partnerships: Identify Corporate Needs and Craft Win-Win Agreements


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: October 2nd, 2023

Open innovation (OI) partnerships are becoming a more popular option among potential industry partners, who are seeking out these less restrictive arrangements as a more efficient, productive, and cost-effective way to tap into university expertise and technologies that may be lacking in-house.

But what are the keys to attracting these open innovation deals, and how are they best structured and managed? To answer those questions and provide keen insights into how universities can attract and build open innovation collaborations, we’re partnering with a leading expert on OI who manages open innovation deals at one of the world’s leading technology companies.

You’re invited to join Dr. Santohk Badesha, manager of open innovation at Xerox Corporation, for this webinar event that will provide an inside look at industry’s wants, needs, and expectations in creating open innovation partnerships: University-Industry Open Innovation Partnerships: Identify Corporate Needs and Craft Win-Win Agreements, scheduled for October 30th.

Dr. Badesha will share lessons learned from his expansive career on how to secure funding for projects, understanding the teams concept, and creating value from technologies transferred to business teams for monetization. Attendees will also gain critical insights into how OI partnerships can co-create valuable intellectual property, gain joint funding opportunities from state and federal agencies, and secure external visibility. For complete details or to register, click here.

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University-Industry Open Innovation Partnerships: Identify Corporate Needs and Craft Win-Win Agreements


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: September 26th, 2023

Open innovation (OI) partnerships are becoming a more popular option among potential industry partners, who are seeking out these less restrictive arrangements as a more efficient, productive, and cost-effective way to tap into university skill sets, knowledge, and technologies that may be lacking in-house.

But what are the keys to attracting these open innovation deals, and how are they best structured and managed? To answer those questions and provide keen insights into how universities can attract and build open innovation collaborations, we’re partnering with a leading expert on OI who manages open innovation deals at one of the world’s leading technology companies.

You’re invited to join Dr. Santohk Badesha, manager of open innovation at Xerox Corporation, for this webinar event that will provide an inside look at industry’s wants, needs, and expectations in creating open innovation partnerships: University-Industry Open Innovation Partnerships: Identify Corporate Needs and Craft Win-Win Agreements, scheduled for October 30th.

Dr. Badesha will share lessons learned from his expansive career on how to secure funding for projects, understanding the teams concept, and creating value from technologies transferred to business teams for monetization. Attendees will also gain critical insights into how OI partnerships can co-create valuable intellectual property, gain joint funding opportunities from state and federal agencies, and secure external visibility. For complete details or to register, click here.

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University-Industry Open Innovation Partnerships: Identify Corporate Needs and Craft Win-Win Agreements


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: September 18th, 2023

Open innovation (OI) partnerships are becoming a more popular option among potential industry partners, who are seeking out these less restrictive arrangements as a more efficient, productive, and cost-effective way to tap into university skill-sets, knowledge, and technologies that may be lacking in-house.

But what are the keys to attracting these open innovation deals, and how are they best structured and managed? To answer those questions and provide keen insights into how universities can attract and build open innovation collaborations, we’re partnering with a leading expert on OI who manages open innovation deals at one of the world’s leading technology companies.

You’re invited to join Dr. Santohk Badesha, manager of open innovation at Xerox Corporation, for this webinar event that will provide an inside look at industry’s wants, needs, and expectations in creating open innovation partnerships: University-Industry Open Innovation Partnerships: Identify Corporate Needs and Craft Win-Win Agreements, scheduled for October 30th.

Dr. Badesha will share lessons learned from his expansive career on how to secure funding for projects, understanding the teams concept, and creating value from technologies transferred to business teams for monetization. Attendees will also gain critical insights into how OI partnerships can co-create valuable intellectual property, gain joint funding opportunities from state and federal agencies, and secure external visibility. For complete details or to register, click here.

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IP Negotiation Strategies in University-Industry Partnerships: Perspectives from Both Sides of the Table


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: September 6th, 2023

Intellectual property rights are at the heart of virtually every research collaboration between academia and industry, and the negotiation around IP is often contentious, frustrating – and too often a deal-breaker. By gaining practical knowledge of the various situations that arise in these negotiations — and the creative solutions used to resolve them — you can dramatically increase the chances of resolving IP issues and establishing long-term relationship that bring critical benefits to both partners.

We’ve teamed with a pair of experts with extensive experience on both sides of the table. Join DJ Nag, PhD, MBA, CLP, RTTP, President of Innovaito, LLC, and Tatiana Litvin-Vechnyak, PhD, Vice President of Technology Commercialization for Georgetown University, for this important program: IP Negotiation Strategies in University-Industry Partnerships: Perspectives from Both Sides of the Table, scheduled for September 15.

This practical session will focus on arriving at a win-win strategy for resolving IP-related issues and structuring a deal that benefits both parties. The session will draw from the direct experiences of the speakers in handling sensitive situations, including a role-playing exercise in a mock negotiation to illustrate specific sticking points and showcase proven strategies for resolving them. For complete details and to register, click here.

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IP Negotiation Strategies in University-Industry Partnerships: Perspectives from Both Sides of the Table


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: September 5th, 2023

Intellectual property rights are at the heart of virtually every research collaboration between academia and industry, and the negotiation around IP is often contentious, frustrating – and too often a deal-breaker. By gaining practical knowledge of the various situations that arise in these negotiations — and the creative solutions used to resolve them — you can dramatically increase the chances of resolving IP issues and establishing long-term relationship that bring critical benefits to both partners.

We’ve teamed with a pair of experts with extensive experience on both sides of the table. Join DJ Nag, PhD, MBA, CLP, RTTP, President of Innovaito, LLC, and Tatiana Litvin-Vechnyak, PhD, Vice President of Technology Commercialization for Georgetown University, for this important program: IP Negotiation Strategies in University-Industry Partnerships: Perspectives from Both Sides of the Table, scheduled for September 15.

This practical session will focus on arriving at a win-win strategy for resolving IP-related issues and structuring a deal that benefits both parties. The session will draw from the direct experiences of the speakers in handling sensitive situations, including a role-playing exercise in a mock negotiation to illustrate specific sticking points and showcase proven strategies for resolving them. For complete details and to register, click here.

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IP Negotiation Strategies in University-Industry Partnerships: Perspectives from Both Sides of the Table


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: August 29th, 2023

Intellectual property rights are at the heart of virtually every research collaboration between academia and industry, and the negotiation around IP is often contentious, frustrating – and too often a deal-breaker. By gaining practical knowledge of the various situations that arise in these negotiations — and the creative solutions used to resolve them — you can dramatically increase the chances of resolving IP issues and establishing long-term relationship that bring critical benefits to both partners.

We’ve teamed with a pair of experts with extensive experience on both sides of the table. Join DJ Nag, PhD, MBA, CLP, RTTP, President of Innovaito, LLC, and Tatiana Litvin-Vechnyak, PhD, Vice President of Technology Commercialization for Georgetown University, for this important program: IP Negotiation Strategies in University-Industry Partnerships: Perspectives from Both Sides of the Table, scheduled for September 15.

This practical session will focus on arriving at a win-win strategy for resolving IP-related issues and structuring a deal that benefits both parties. The session will draw from the direct experiences of the speakers in handling sensitive situations, including a role-playing exercise in a mock negotiation to illustrate specific sticking points and showcase proven strategies for resolving them. For complete details and to register, click here.

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