Learn the Ins-and-Outs of Technology Transfer

What is Tech Transfer? In its broadest sense, technology transfer is the transfer of knowledge, ideas, discoveries and innovations to the public. There are many ways to accomplish this, including publication, student graduation and employment, participation in scientific meetings, and collaboration with industry and licensing innovations.

For your purposes, technology transfer is the evaluation, protection, marketing and licensing of intellectual property to start-ups and existing companies. Additionally, while we use the terms technology and intellectual property interchangeably, there are subtle differences between them. Technology is a subset of intellectual property and commonly refers to commercially useful intellectual property.

The transfer process explained by AUTM (Association of University Technology Managers)

The following series were created to educate University members and the public about the many aspects of technology transfer.

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