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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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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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