Category Archives: Metrics

Conversations with DoD & the White House on Federal Tech Transfer Initiatives

Last week I gave a presentation at a tech transfer workshop for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). This workshop was well timed, given President Obama’s recent memorandum announcing a new directive requiring all federal research labs to bolster and streamline technology transfer efforts to increase the likelihood and efficiency of getting research results to market. Attendees at the DoD meeting discussed the memo as well as possible solutions, as each agency has been tasked with presenting a plan back to the President on how they will achieve his goals. Possible solutions have been at the top of my mind recently as well…. Continue reading

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Why University TTOs Are Getting a Bad Rap—and Why That’s Just Not Right

An article on Huffingtonpost.com’s Tech section about university technology transfer offices (TTOs) recently caught my attention, and I’d like to take a moment to respond to it.

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License Programs Targeted at Startups: We Can (and Must) Do Better

You may have noticed that several universities and government labs are forming ready-to-sign patent licensing programs or other initiatives with new licensing terms. Many of these programs target startup companies, like the University of North Carolina’s Express License program or the DOE’s America’s Next Top Energy Innovator Challenge program, which offers startups options to license patents for $1K. Continue reading

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Redefining Metrics: Discussing the Start-Up Dichotomy

Monday kicked off the Eastern Region meeting for the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) in Baltimore. It was a day of good discussions and debate about how to encourage economic development through university technology transfer — the theme for … Continue reading

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Fostering Collaboration between Tech Transfer and Economic Development Organizations

If you read yesterday’s blog entry, you know we have a new poll running, and the topic is the overlap (or lack thereof) between economic development and tech transfer organizations. (Editor’s note: Here are the poll results.) TTOs’ compatibility with … Continue reading

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Musings on Social Media Metrics (and Webinar Winners!)

If you’ve been reading our blog for a while, you know that social media for technology transfer is really on my mind these days, especially given last month’s webinar with Technology Transfer Tactics and our April 7th webinar: How I … Continue reading

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Ready-to-Sign Licensing Agreements: Does One Size Fit All?

I read the recent Technology Transfer Tactics article, “Ready-to-Sign Licensing Boosts Efficiency and Deal Flow,” with great interest as I flew to Las Vegas for the AUTM® 2011 conference. When the University of North Carolina launched its Carolina Express License … Continue reading

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White Papers from Fuentek Gaining Media Attention – Have They Caught Yours?

Did you know that Fuentek has a variety of publications available that may be of considerable interest to technology transfer offices (TTOs) and others working in the field of technology commercialization or IP management? Technology Transfer Tactics recently highlighted one … Continue reading

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A Balanced Scorecard Template for Tech Transfer Offices

In the early 1990’s, Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton introduced the Balanced Scorecard—a novel approach to help organizations establish, track, and report on organizational performance objectives by defining a holistic set of goals. Still quite relevant today, over … Continue reading

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How’d We Do?: Establishing Useful Technology Transfer Metrics

Fuentek White Paper How’d We Do?: Establishing Useful Technology Transfer Metrics This white paper provides research-based recommendations for measuring performance and success of tech transfer programs in government, academic, and corporate institutions. It is available for download free from the … Continue reading

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