These Are a Few of My Favorite Tweets: Tech Transfer 2013

As subscribers of Fuentek’s quarterly e-newsletter The Fountain know, we publish our Top 10 Tweets every issue. Like our Worth Reading posts, we use these to help technology transfer professionals keep up with what we think are some of the most important stories in our industry. So for our last post of 2013, here is our Top 10 of Our Top 10 Tech Transfer Tweets. We hope you enjoy this year in review… 140 characters at a time. (BTW, you also might want to check out our other insights about using social media for tech transfer.)

 

Picture 8Tech transfer plays a role in economic development…

Worth a RT! RT @unhinnovation: Why univs matter to the ecosystem? 617 #startups, $2.6B in royalties (>$110B sales) in 2012 alone! #AUTM2013

 

Picture 9… and here’s where it all starts:

.@neiltyson on Govt’s role in funding #research RT @emoryott: Science funding can “guarantee your economic future” http://bit.ly/1k4jTCp (Editor’s Note: The old URL doesn’t work anymore, so use this bit.ly to get to the article.)

 

Picture 10Lots of Bayh-Dole talk this year – here’s just one:

Bayh-Dole is NOT a price-control mechanism, @SenatorLeahy. http://bit.ly/12HLU46 @ipwatchdog @NIH

 

Picture 12Another hot topic, patent trolls – check this out:

What’s yours, #techtransfer? RT @vanderbiltcttc: Our perspective on efforts to crack down on patent trolls http://ow.ly/m32qI

 

Picture 11We saw examples of TTOs working more efficiently with licensees…

Templates to increase licensee reporting. Online forms could put data in dbase easily http://ow.ly/ljWSX via @TechTranTactics @UT_Dallas (Editor’s Note: Check out our blog post on templates.)

 

Picture 7… and with faculty researchers:

Leading researchers to & thru #techtransfer http://ow.ly/htYhC via @TechTranTactics Our tips http://ow.ly/htXS0

 

Picture 15There was good news…

Social Media (#LinkedIn) Assists in New #TechTransfer Deal for a @TempleUniv Tech http://ow.ly/pstfT via @AUTM_Network @TUInnovations

 

Picture 13… and bad news

6 Ways the #GovernmentShutdown Will Impact Science & Health http://ow.ly/pqkfK via @sciam @Zanewicz

 

Picture 14Gotta love a tweet on the importance of being succinct:

“We live in a bumper sticker world & #techtransfer always seems to have an essay.” @TTSherer great blog http://ow.ly/oWrDs @kiwinet_nz

 

Picture 16And just for fun…

RT #@zeke_fetty: @FIRSTweets I’d make up my own science joke but all the good ones argon

 

Happy New Year!

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