Tech Transfer Central

Fostering University-Industry Alliances: Exploring the TTO’s Expanding Role

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Originally presented: June 21, 2017

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In the not so distant past, the tech transfer office’s role was distinct and well defined: move disclosures through the pipeline to either licensing, start-up formation or to the storage shelf and obtain appropriate patent protection. Of course there’s so much more to it, but the broad outline was clear, with well marked borders.

But as more and more universities recognize the valuable linkages between the “old” role played by TTOs and the industry partners that have become vital sources of research funding, that role is expanding. Tech transfer execs that have embraced this broader vision are finding it offers both opportunities for professional growth as well as a huge trove of opportunities for the university research enterprise — funding opportunities, research partnerships, and regional business relationships.

But to meet the demands of these new opportunities, you and your office must be ready, willing and able to seek out and manage them. That’s why Tech Transfer Central’s Distance Learning Division has developed this crucial 90-minute program:

Fostering University-Industry Alliances: Exploring the TTO’s Expanding Role

Please join our esteemed panel of presenters who have successfully taken up the task of actively working to expand the TTO’s reach and impact. Joy Goswami, Assistant Director, Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships at the University of Delaware and Jitendra Jain, Director, Strategic Licensing & Programs, for the Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) at The University of Texas at Austin, will provide a detailed review of:

  • The needs and objectives from widening the range of the TTO’s goal to foster University-Industry Alliances
  • Activities, strategies and framework for its implementation
  • Expanding and recruiting for the roles of technology and licensing managers outside the tech transfer realm
  • How the TTO should be working in concert with sponsored programs, industry relations, corporate engagement, and advancement to enable such alliances
  • Best practices, and the Do’s and Don’ts for consideration
  • Implications and expected outcomes from developing such alliances
  • Advice for fostering relationships with industry surrounding:
    • Current IP and research output
    • Potential research partnerships
    • Start up and licensing opportunities
    • Talent pipeline
    • Gifts and endowments

PLUS: Hear the recording of the original live Q&A session!

Meet Your Presenters:

Jitendra Jain Jitendra Jain (“JJ”)
Director, Strategic Licensing and Outreach Programs
Specialist, Software & Copyrights Licensing
Office of Technology Commercialization
The University of Texas at Austin

As Director of Strategic Licensing & Outreach Programs for the Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) at The University of Texas at Austin, Mr. Jain helps increase research expenditures and faculty engagement with commercialization by leveraging UT’s intellectual assets, by fostering strategic partnerships, and by creating targeted outreach programs. He also focuses on commercializing UT’s software and copyrightable intellectual property (IP). Mr. Jain specializes in commercially assessing and valuating technologies, guiding investments in patent prosecution, developing commercialization strategies, marketing to prospective licensees, assisting in the formation of startups, and negotiating complex IP-based collaborative agreements to monetize IP.

Joy GoswamiJoy Goswami
Assistant Director
Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships
University of Delaware

Joy oversees and manages technology transfer activities and corporate relations. He is actively involved in managing intellectual property, assisting in establishing start-up and spin-off companies and bringing forth university-industry collaborations and partnerships. He is an NIH-SBIR/STTR reviewer and has more than twelve years of experience in the field of business development in a career that has produced highly regarded commercialization strategies and outreach practices of novel technologies in the biotechnology, agriculture and biomedical sectors. He is a Registered Technology Transferred Professional, a USPTO Registered Patent Agent, and a Howard Bremer Scholar.

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