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Shark Tank and Beyond: Helping Researchers Pitch to Investors, Licensees, and Partners

Shark_iStock_000054215058Today you get a sneak peek at a webinar I’ll be moderating next Tuesday, July 21st to teach technology transfer offices (TTOs) how to coach researchers on speaking with potential collaborators, funders, licensees, and others. These skills also apply when the innovator is launching a startup and talking to venture capitalists (VCs)… even those featured on Shark Tank. Called “Best Practices for Coaching Researchers on Pitching to Investors, Licensees, and Partners,” this Technology Transfer Tactics webinar will focus on… Continue reading

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Getting Their Tech Transfer Act Together: Examples Abound around the World

There’s a trend that seems to be on the rise around the world, and it’s worth thinking about where you live. It has to do with the centralizing or consolidating of technology transfer functions across universities.

We’ve explored the topic of TTO centralization on this blog before, and we have a free white paper with best practices on centralizing/consolidating TTOs. But the impressive thing about what’s happening lately is the extent to which the coordination is happening across institutions. Continue reading

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Raleigh Innovation Summit Sparks Lots of Ideas

Earlier this week I participated in the Raleigh Innovation Summit, which was held to create a unified vision for the city’s future in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship. Groups discussed creating an innovation center in Raleigh, branding Raleigh as a city of innovation, creating partnerships, and bringing more money to the region. A lot of great ideas were generated, and participants have been encouraged to keep sharing them. So in addition to what you’ll see in tweets (#innovateRAL), here are some of my ideas: 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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Upcoming Session Discusses How To Leverage Government Resources for University Start-ups

Next week I’ll be one of three panelists in a live webinar hosted by Technology Transfer Tactics. The topic: how your technology transfer office can establish successful partnerships with government agencies. This is a topic I’m quite passionate about, and … Continue reading

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