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Consolidating Multi-Campus Tech Transfer: The Foundation Option

ConnectedTwo weeks ago Tech Transfer Central’s eNews Blog featured a new effort by the Purdue Research Foundation to pool its resources with several related organizations — including other research centers and an entrepreneurial incubator — to increase innovation, research grant awards, and tech transfer throughout Indiana. According to the original news release, this collaboration will be managed by a board of advisers composed of local and state stakeholders as well as educational and economic partners. This struck me as a great example of the value provided by foundations that reside outside of the state university structure and own/manage the institution’s intellectual property (IP). Several state universities have implemented foundations to manage their technology transfer programs, entrepreneurship support, and more. These foundations can take advantage of greater flexibility in deal structure, reduced bureaucracy, more autonomy, and a broadening of services. For example,… Continue reading

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Enhancing Economic Development through Technology Transfer of Federal- and State-Funded R&D

White Paper Enhancing Economic Development through Technology Transfer of Federal- and State-Funded R&D This white paper offers specific ways that government/university technology transfer offices and economic development agencies can contribute to a mutually beneficial partnership. You can download the paper … Continue reading

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Tips to Becoming an Effective TTO Change Agent

Managing change within any organization is increasingly more challenging each year. Stakeholder expectations are increasing. Cycle time expectations are collapsing for all institutional processes and transactions. Geographic boundaries are collapsing as a result of globalization. Institutional organizational strategies are increasingly … Continue reading

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Developing an Effective Internship Program for Your University’s Technology Transfer Office

White Paper Developing an Effective Internship Program for Your University’s Technology Transfer Office There has been much buzz throughout the technology transfer industry about using MBA candidates and other graduate students as an inexpensive resource for university technology transfer offices … Continue reading

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