Category Archives: Technology Transfer Offices

Talking Tech Transfer with the President’s Ear: Yesterday’s Jobs Council Roundtable

Yesterday I had the great privilege to participate in a roundtable discussion with several members of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness in Durham’s American Tobacco Historic District. As he kicked off the meeting, Obama’s top economic advisor Austan … Continue reading

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AUTM Annual Meeting: Prep for One-On-One Meetings with Industry

For technology transfer professionals getting ready for the next national meeting of the Association of University Technology Managers® (AUTM), it pays to prepare for one-on-one meetings with company representatives attending the conference. This post offers some advice that can really help you dive into these meetings with the confidence, knowledge, and ammunition you need for productive discussions. Continue reading

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Looking for a Few Good Conferences… in Medical Device, Nanotech, Cleantech Industries

As vice president of strategic alliances for the Association of University Technology Managers®, I am working on an effort to expand AUTM’s connections with companies in the physical sciences. You can help by answering this question… Which medical device, nanotech, and … 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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Time Is Running Out to Register for Our Intern Training Webinar!

As spring is just about to round the corner into summer, our next webinar designed to train your tech transfer interns is also coming soon! Putting Your Interns to Work: A Step-by-Step Process for Technology Screenings will be held May … Continue reading

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Live from FLC 2011: Social Media Session Facilitates Great Discussion

I’m very excited to be blogging from Nashville, TN where Laura Schoppe and I are attending the 2011 national meeting of the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC). Yesterday we led a half-day preconference training session covering strategies for … Continue reading

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Considering the “Why?” of Interns and Technology Screenings

Last week, I was talking with a tech transfer professional about our webinar to train interns on performing technology screenings. And the question came up: Why interns? Shouldn’t technology managers screen technologies? I can understand why he asked. Given the … Continue reading

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Insights for Intern Training and Mentoring: Stories From the Field

We are gearing up for Fuentek’s webinar designed to help TTOs put their interns to work on technology screenings. So, we’re taking stock of our own lessons learned from tech transfer intern programs. This Story from the Field is based … Continue reading

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Thoughts about Our First (and Next!) Tech Transfer Webinar

A week ago, I got the chance to put our tips for webinar trainers into practice with our webinar How I Rode the Social Media Wave: Lessons Learned from a Technology Marketing Effort. Personally, I thought the session went well, … Continue reading

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