Tech Transfer Survey: (Re)New Kids on the Block
Having first-hand experience with starting up a brand new technology transfer office (TTO), I have watched with great interest as universities and other institutions have formed (and reformed) their TTOs. In the past few years, it seems that new TTOs have been popping up like wildflowers. (Can you tell I’m a gardener?) And reorganizations of already-established TTOs are just as commonplace.
This flurry of activity is not surprising given the increased focus on tech transfer in the media and policy discussions both on the national stage and at the state level. Yet little has been written about the experiences of those establishing new (or renewed) TTOs.
So as a follow-up to my series of posts on metrics for new and newly reorganized TTOs, Fuentek is conducting a short survey on these offices’ challenges and successes.
Editor’s note: The survey is now closed. Results will be shared on the Fuentek blog in early 2015.
Whether the (re)launch of your institution’s tech transfer function is a possibility on the horizon, underway, or a recent memory, we want to hear from you about your experiences and expectations in getting off the ground.
You can access the survey here. It will take you less than 10 minutes to complete. And it can be anonymous or you can tell us who you are, whichever you prefer.
We’ll share the results on this blog early in the new year.
Thanks for your participation.