Track D

D8 What Can We Learn From Our International Colleagues? Is the U.S. Technology Transfer Office Model Stuck?

Track: Industry/Academic Partnerships

Target Audience: Advanced

Louis Berneman, Ed.D., CLP, RTTP, Osage University Partners

Thomas Hockaday, Isis Innovation Ltd, University of Oxford
Scott Inwood, M.B.A., B.Sc., University of Waterloo
Orli Tori, BIRAD Ltd, Bar Ilan University
Paul Van Dun, KU Leuven Research & Development

While productivity and sophistication of U.S. technology transfer offices continue to improve, we can learn much from top performing IP commercialization organizations in the UK, Europe, Canada, and Israel.  Leaders of top functioning groups will discuss licensing and startup business development strategies and license terms, availability and use of university-affiliated investment funds, organizational structure and staffing as influenced by different IP ownership/sharing policies, the emergence of student entrepreneurial support programs, opportunities for sub-contracting and more. 

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