TECH TRANSFER CONSULTANCY

In her recent blog post, Rebecca Stoughton, vice president at tech transfer firm Fuentek, argues that the principles of the lean start-up can also be applied to university tech transfer offices.… “Time and again, when we [at Fuentek] have conducted market research and gathered competitive intelligence on a technology, we’ve gained insights about what the market really needs in order to be interested in that technology,” says Stoughton. “…This feedback — which can be used by the inventor to improve the technology to better meet the market’s needs — maps nicely to the [Lean Startup] build-measure-learn feedback loop.”