Live Webinars

Hiring a Licensing Associate: Selecting the Best Candidate

Date: August 22, 2018 (Wednesday)

Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m. EDT
This webinar will examine the qualities that factor into the decision to hire a licensing associate, with a focus on both the essential "hard" qualifications that are a prerequisite for success, as well as the "soft skills" that are fundamentally just as important when selecting the right person for this challenging role. This webinar will be particularly helpful for tech transfer directors and managers in charge of hiring, and candidates seeking to land licensing associate job.
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The ABC's of the NSF I-Corps Program

Date: August 28, 2018 (Tuesday)

Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m. EDT
IThe National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps program prepares scientists and engineers to extend their focus beyond the university laboratory and accelerates the economic and societal benefits of NSF-funded, basic-research projects that are ready to move toward commercialization. Through I-Corps, NSF grantees learn to identify valuable product opportunities that can emerge from academic research, and gain skills in entrepreneurship through training in customer discovery and guidance from established entrepreneurs. In this webinar, we’ll explore how universities can join the National Innovation Network by becoming I-Corps Sites or Nodes, and how academic researchers can take advantage of the $50,000 I-Corps Teams grant and training program.
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The Economics of Innovation - Why So Few Ideas Become Realized

Date: September 11, 2018 (Tuesday)

Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m. EDT
Innovation is the primary driver in each of the sectors that impact our lives – the economy, health, energy and security. The problem is that today, roughly 4 percent more IP is stolen than gets licensed; this theft amounts to $1 trillion p.a. in the U.S. alone. Meanwhile, 30 percent of all R&D is wasted reinventing what someone else has already discovered.  
While there is very little management of IP (less than 5 percent of organizations use any kind of IP management tool), there is even less agreement on the best practices for managing IP. In this session, we’ll discuss best practices  - gleaned from several hundred professionals in the field - and how performance improvements can be made in universities. 
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