Tech Transfer Central

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

Format: On-Demand Video with closed captions
Originally presented: Monday, October 30, 2023
Price: $197

To gain a market advantage, companies are turning to open collaborations with universities that foster knowledge-sharing

The increasing need among corporations to tap into external research and innovation means that universities are in a strong position to negotiate partnership agreements. But those agreements must still serve industry’s needs in a way that makes the university a valued partner and creates a win-win relationship for long-term collaboration.

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 a 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

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. The session will have a major emphasis on the use of open innovation as an enabler to address:

  • university intellectual property as it relates to corporate need
  • delivering on your commitment to the corporation
  • best practices for creating new value propositions

You’ll 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. Other topics include:

  • Understanding Open Innovation as a concept and an enabler to build effective industry-university partnerships.
  • Intellectual property generation and management do’s and don’ts
  • Ideas to Innovation (I2I): examples and lessons learned

Use the recorded streaming video for future training and education

Meet your expert presenter

Santokh BadeshaDr. Santokh Badesha
Manager – Open Innovation
Xerox Corporation

Dr. Badesha is a corporate fellow and manager of open innovation at Xerox Corporation, where he currently is the all-time record holder for U.S. patents. He has generated patented technology that is used in nearly all major Xerox printing system families.

Badesha is internationally recognized for inventing technologies that have ushered in the era of digital printing on demand. He holds 268 issued U.S. patents and an additional 55 at different stages of the patenting process at the United States Patents and Trademark Office. Badesha joined Xerox in 1980 as a senior research scientist in the Xerox Research Center Webster. He conducted independent research programs to design novel materials for image generation devices and served as principal scientist and technical manager. As manager, he was responsible for providing direction and strategies for materials research and led cross-functional development efforts in high performance materials for component design for marking subsystems.

Dr. Badesha received his first PhD in organic chemistry from the Punjab Agricultural University and then received a second PhD in chemistry from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. He also was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc) from Clarkson University in 2007 for his contributions to science, technology, and intellectual property, building academic and industrial partnerships, and his help in shaping research programs.

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We submit CLE applications (excluding NY, NJ, IL, LA & PA) for an additional $50 (California is $153.75, Florida is $225, Texas is $150). Approval times vary per state and cover all attorneys in attendance. Application is not a guarantee of approval and attendance forms must be submitted following the program.

CLP Credits are also available.

Overseas participants

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