Track B

B1 Beyond the Bottom Line: Justifying Your Existence With Administration

Track: Administrative & Operations

Target Audience: Advanced

John Perchorowicz, Triage Masters LLC

Holly Meadows, University of Alabama
Rekha Paleyanda, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Laura Savatski, BloodCenter of Wisconsin

Most technology transfer offices (TTOs) are not cash flow positive from commercialization activities, yet institutions continue to support them. Given the funding realities facing many institutions, leadership is looking for cost savings that may include questioning the need for TTOs altogether. Lower-cost alternatives being considered are intra-institutional partnering, outsourcing, royalty sharing modification and outright elimination. We’ll discuss the challenges and how they’re being addressed .

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