Author Archives: Laura Schoppe

Worth Reading: University-Industry Collaborations, a Social Media Success, the Shutdown, and In Memoriam

Online reading of technology transfer newsIf you’re looking for something worthwhile to read in between doorbell rings from trick-or-treaters tonight, check out these items. Oh, and let us know if any of your visitors are wearing STEM-related costumes! Continue reading

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Worth Reading in Tech Transfer: External Advisory Panels, Creating Economic Growth, Battling Bayh-Dole Critics, Open Innovation, and a Fun History on the Space Race

Online reading of technology transfer newsWonder what we’re reading as we wait for Congress to pass a budget? Read on. There were two articles in the September 2013 issue of Technology Transfer Tactics newsletter (available with a subscription from Tech Transfer Central) that elaborated on a blog post we ran here concerning the use of panels of external experts in evaluating technologies: Continue reading

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5 Ways to Make Undergrads More Entrepreneurial

A few weeks back, I read Victoria Schramm’s post on Forbes.com called “5 Reasons Why Undergrad Entrepreneurship Courses Aren’t Producing Entrepreneurs.” Given Schramm’s valid points, I’d like to suggest 5 ways to make undergraduate students more entrepreneurial. Continue reading

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Worth Reading in Tech Transfer: Economic Development Trends, Open Innovation Costs, Sequestration Impact, and TTO Insights

Online reading of technology transfer newsOur end-of-summer worth reading list explores trends — or are they pendulums? — in the business/economy aspects of technology transfer, costs and benefits of open innovation, the impacts of sequestration, and insights from a few federal and university tech transfer offices (TTOs). Oh, and we have a funny video to close out the month. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Elaborating on OSTP Lab-to-Market Inter-Agency Summit Recommendations

This past spring, I had the pleasure of serving as a panelist at the Lab-to-Market Inter-Agency Summit convened by the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP). This past week, the panelists’ recommendations were released (download the report), and they’re getting some well-deserved attention. And they deserve some elaboration. As summit co-chairs Joe Allen and Diane Palmintera wrote in an article published on Innovation Daily, the summit had an unusual format, with… Continue reading

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Worth Reading: Congressional Testimony, Compulsory Licensing, TTO Blogs, Supporting Labs, and the Birth of the Emoticon

Online reading of technology transfer newsSome of this month’s worth-reading items relate to technology transfer activities in Washington as well as to efforts on the home front. Plus we have a fun little history lesson from my alma mater. Continue reading

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Make Your Taxonomy Less Taxing: Keywords for Tech Transfer Listings

When you’re preparing online technology listings for posting on your technology transfer office (TTO) Web site or a service such as the AUTM® Global Technology Portal or Flintbox® or any of the dozen or so others, effective keywords are… well, key to your success. An effective taxonomy will improve the accessibility of your listings in every place they are posted. Here are our recommended do’s and don’ts for including keywords in technology entries. Continue reading

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Worth Reading: Best Practices in Tech Transfer, Flights of Legal Eagles, and an ISS Farewell

Online reading of technology transfer newsHaving taken brief vacation from our Worth Reading series (May was a busy month!), we’re back with lots of stories of breaking news and special features related to technology transfer. This month’s list falls into two categories: best practices and legal battles related to technology transfer. Plus we have a farewell message from one of our favorite astronauts as he prepared to return to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS). Continue reading

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NASA Robonaut 2 Commercialization Webinar Is June 20th

It’s been to the International Space Station. Now it’s coming to you. NASA’s Johnson Space Center is offering for license the 40+ state-of-the-art technologies in its Robonaut 2. The highly dexterous humanoid robot includes innovations that offer benefits for medicine, manufacturing, logistics and distribution, hazardous environments work, and more. A NASA Tech Briefs webinar with valuable information about these exceptional technologies and the licensing process is set for this Thursday, June 20th at 2:00pm EDT and is available via recording. Registration for the “Bringing Space Robotics to Earth Applications” webinar/recording is free. Continue reading

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Thoughts from the White House’s Lab-to-Market Summit

Last week I had the distinct privilege of serving as a panelist for the Lab-to-Market Inter-Agency Summit, sponsored by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Designed to obtain insights from experts in industry, academia, and finance about federal programs working to accelerate their labs’ rate of technology transfer, the discussion was productive and surprisingly candid. (Perhaps the latter begat the former!) I for one was encouraged by… Continue reading

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