Tech Transfer Central

Export Control Update: Technology Transfer and the Boundaries of Fundamental Research

Format: On-Demand Video/Transcript, or DVD
Originally presented: Thursday, October 15, 2015

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Universities and research laboratories are waiting nervously now that the public comment period has ended for four proposed rules published by the Departments of State and Commerce under the President’s Export Control Reform Initiative (ECR).

Some of these changes may affect grants administration and/or require modification of contracts in order to preserve fundamental research. And as universities create more intricate research partnerships, joint IP portfolios, and funding relationships, the big question remains: What will be ECR’s impact on fundamental research and how can you stay in compliance?

Because all staff and faculty run the risk of legal sanctions, fines, and even criminal charges if found violating EAR and ITAR restrictions on giving certain foreign nationals access to controlled U.S. technology — whether intentional or not — we’ve scheduled this critical and timely distance learning program:

Export Control Update
Technology Transfer and the
Boundaries of Fundamental Research

This one-hour, intensive program is designed to help you update and strengthen your current export control compliance program. Invite all your staff and research faculty to hear Jennifer Saak, PhD, export control expert with over 20 years experience, provide details on latest updates and how they will affect your operations: 

  • Proposed definitions of Fundamental Research
  • Export Control Reform and how it affects universities, clinical research centers and labs
  • Compliance with U.S. Export Controls Framework  (EAR and ITAR)
  • Controls on technology
  • Publicly Available/Public Domain Exclusion
  • Controls after transferring technology off campus
  • PLUS! Review real-world case studies of noncompliance and their repercussions

Your Expert Presenter:

Jennifer SaakJennifer Saak, PhD, Founder and Managing Director, Traliance. Dr. Saak has almost 20 years of experience in export controls compliance and scientific research at Fortune 500 companies and has led an export controls risk assessment for a $500 million research enterprise in the biomedical sector.  Dr. Saak has designed and delivered training on export controls compliance for teams based in the United States, Europe, Saudi Arabia, India, China, and Japan.  Her expertise is in export controls risk assessments, commodity and technology classifications, deemed exports, technology control plans, and business process improvements.  

Dr. Saak is a faculty member at the Global Trade Academy and senior instructor at The World Academy. She has 7 U.S. and international patents, 7 technical publications in peer-reviewed journals, and multiple management and innovation awards.  Dr. Saak earned a Ph.D. in materials engineering from Northwestern University and a B.S. in materials engineering from Cornell University.  She is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt with a focus on business process improvements.  

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