Category Archives: Technology Transfer Offices

Good Reads in Tech Transfer

Following on the heels of last week’s post about the hottest tech transfer topics on our blog this past year, I wanted to point out a few interesting articles and blogs that have caught Fuentek’s attention in recent months that are definitely worth a read. Continue reading

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What’s Hot in Tech Transfer

Today is the 2-year birthday of the Fuentek blog! Looking back, we have seen some big issues in our industry. We’ve covered quite a few of them here, and a peek at our analytics suggests that there are, indeed, some hot topics.

Below is a list of the blog posts that were tops this past year.

 

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How Is Your Tech Transfer Intern Program Going? (Or is it about to start?)

If you’ve implemented an internship program at your technology transfer office (TTO) this summer, chances are good that your interns are in the thick of doing technology screenings. How is the program going? What are your lessons learned? Are you seeing areas in which you might consider changes for the intern program next year? We’d love to hear from you.

Or maybe your TTO’s interns start in the fall. In that case, you might appreciate some of our lessons learned on hiring TTO interns, training them, and the ongoing mentoring that’s needed. Continue reading

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Training Takes the Lead, but Comments Shed More Light in Latest Poll

Our latest poll asked the question: What does your tech transfer office (TTO) find to be the most effective way to encourage innovator participation in tech transfer? As you can see by the chart, more than two-fifths of respondents said training was their most important tool. And as regular readers of our blog know, we agree. Training sessions we’ve provided to researchers on the basics of tech transfer as well as open innovation topics have done wonders to help TTOs connect with innovators.

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Georgia Tech’s New Tech Transfer Web Site Is Up and Running!

I’m very excited to have had the opportunity to work with my Fuentek colleagues on redesigning the Web site for Georgia Tech’s trio of technology commercialization offices. The new site brings together the activities of Georgia Tech’s Office of Technology Licensing, Enterprise Innovation Institute, and Industry Contracting Office—all under one user-friendly domain that makes it easy for innovators, researchers, and potential partners to learn more about technology transfer at Georgia Tech. Continue reading

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Helping Innovators Understand Their Supporting (and Essential) Role in Tech Transfer

I just returned from a fantastic trip to conduct a technology transfer training session for inventors at NASA’s Glenn Research Center (GRC). I led a session for some of GRC’s brightest and best—those developing new innovations to meet the challenges faced by NASA missions. We wanted to give these innovators information about how the technologies they develop can be used beyond what they originally envisioned—and how they play a key role in the technology transfer processes of licensing and partnering. 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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Choosing Your Path Toward a Career in Tech Transfer

I recently had the opportunity to serve as a panelist at the Careers in Tech Transfer workshop hosted by Duke University Postdoctoral Services and Duke’s Career Center. Along with industry peers Elizabeth Denholm of the National Institute of Environmental Health … Continue reading

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Social Media in the 2010s: What Web Sites Were in the 1990s

Imagine you were asked to take your tech transfer office’s Web site offline today. That would be crazy, right? I believe that in less than 5 years, you will feel the same way about your office’s social media presence. The … Continue reading

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How College Rivalry Disrupts Entrepreneurship

College sports fans in the Triangle could learn a lot about healthy competition from the kids we saw at the North Carolina FIRST Robotics Competition. Embodying the concept of Gracious Professionalism™, these students helped each other despite being in a … Continue reading

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