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Case Study of Kentucky Commercialization Ventures: Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships for a Stronger Innovation Ecosystem

Format: On-Demand Video/Transcript, or DVD
Originally presented: Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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Kentucky Commercialization Ventures supports all of Kentucky’s 22 regional universities and community and technical colleges through education, research, commercialization and workforce development. By providing statewide support to faculty, staff, and students who want to accelerate their groundbreaking innovations to the marketplace, KCV is opening doors to opportunities not previously available in the traditional siloed tech transfer approach.

Kentucky Commercialization Ventures is a new public-private initiative that’s been recognized across the nation for its innovative approach to increasing access and participation in innovation. The Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation collaborates with the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, University of Kentucky, and University of Louisville to promote regional innovation hubs and move inventions through the commercialization pipeline. KCV was recently recognized with a Lab-to-Market Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems award from the U.S. Small Business Administration for its visionary work to improve access to commercialization and innovation pathways statewide.

It’s a unique and successful model every university and innovation stakeholder can learn from, and that’s why Tech Transfer Central has scheduled this distance learning event:

Case Study of Kentucky Commercialization Ventures: Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships for a Stronger Innovation Ecosystem

Join us as Monique Kuykendoll Quarterman, MBA, Executive Director of Kentucky Commercialization Ventures, describes in detail the KCV partnership process that is producing significant gains in economic and workforce development while nurturing entrepreneurship and innovation activity statewide. Here’s what she’ll cover in this case study program:

  • How KCV united Kentucky’s public higher education centers to advance commercialization supported by intellectual property statewide
  • Understanding who KCV’s partners are and their roles in the innovation process
  • Criteria for eligibility for KCV’s services
  • The role of university TTOs and how they benefit from KCV’s efforts
  • Metrics and results
  • Lessons learned and best practices
  • The keys to the partnership’s success:
    • Engagement
    • Collaboration
    • Commitment to inclusion across Kentucky’s innovation ecosystem

Meet your presenter:

Monique Kuykendoll QuartermanMonique Kuykendoll Quarterman, MBA
Executive Director
Kentucky Commercialization Ventures (KCV)

In addition to her role with KCV, Ms. Quarterman also serves as a co-investigator to the statewide Kentucky Network for Innovation & Commercialization (KYNETIC) program funded in part by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a co-lead for the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Working Group within the NIH’s national Proof of Concept Network of innovation hubs.

Prior to KCV, she founded an innovation-focused consulting firm, Quartz Smith Strategies, and served as its principal in addition to supporting strategic advisory roles in a variety of industries, including healthcare, banking, innovation, startups, and government. Ms. Quarterman has supported several tech businesses with grants and development, served as an international innovation funds reviewer, and formerly served as the Innovation Unit Project Manager at the University of Louisville.

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