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When it comes to securing partnerships, funding, and interest on technologies and/or startups, there are a multitude of things that can halt the process – most of which are outside the sphere of control of the TTO or the PI. [A lot of them can be attributed to the Valley of Death] With all of those unknowns floating around, it is important to take some time and figure out how to execute what is in your sphere of control.Read More »
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Situated in the Delaware Technology Park is the University of Delaware’s Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships. Here you will find a team focused on empowering innovators and commercializing university research. Joy Goswami, Assistant Director of Technology Transfer, is active in licensing, facilitating startup creation and university-industry collaborations. You can tell from speaking with him that he is passionate about the innovation potential between universities and industry R&D.Read More »
There is a gap between basic research and product development is often referred to as the Valley of Death. University TTOs are faced with the challenge of tackling a mix of activities to commercialize their technologies: creating startups and spin outs, selling licenses, IP, etc. And in the mix of all of that activity they are often support pillars for research faculty and spinouts. In short, these offices require a lot of diverse activity and often operate with constrained resources.
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As someone who has worked for a firm with 126,000 employees and a startup with 3 employees, I understand how a collaboration between a start up and a large firm can be rewarding and frustrating at the same time. Quite simply and obviously, the organizational structures and cultures reside on opposite spectrums. This is not to say that there isn’t a way for the two firms to work together, it means that there should be a level of consideration and understanding when it comes to the actual partnership.
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By definition, patents are specific. Because of this, it is important to understand a few ways you can protect yourself and your innovations when filing your patent disclosures. By taking the time upfront you afford yourself the potential to reduce future legal fees, costs, risks and challenges. Furthermore, a strong patent can help strengthen your position in negotiations should you decide to go down the road of patent licensing.
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Landing a meeting with a potential partner presents some challenges, and as we heard from our in-house tech scout guru, it can be especially daunting in the scientific field because of all of the paperwork and research required. However, there are a few pieces of information that will help the tech scout quickly determine potential fit. Today we will break down how to prepare and answer the following questions:Read More »