Researcher Liaisons for Tech Transfer: A Valuable Internal Partnership
June 15 (Tuesday)
Noon – 1:30 EST
$150 AUTM Members/$225 Non-Members
Laura Schoppe — President, Fuentek LLC
Michael Paulus, PhD — Director Technology Transfer, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Jennifer T. Caldwell, PhD — Group Leader for Technology Commercialization, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Eugene Cochran III, PhD, MBA — Sr. Commercialization Manager, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Ilia N. Ivanov, PhD — Research and Development Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
What It's All About
Successful technology transfer programs depend upon close collaborations between the
tech transfer office (TTO) and researchers. Building and maintaining these collaborations can be challenging, particularly if an organization has many more researchers than TTO staff. To expand the reach and impact of its TTOs, the U.S. Dept. of Energy trialed a “Technology Transfer Researcher Liaison” project. The trained Liaisons served as embedded technology scouts, local subject matter experts, and TTO ambassadors. Join us at this session to hear about the lessons learned from the trial, and suggestions you can implement in your TTO to recruit liaisons, assess their impact, and replicate this program.
- Build and maintain collaborative relationships with researchers.
- Develop infrastructure and training to support a researcher liaison program.
- Make researcher influencers into ambassadors for your TTO.
- Leverage lessons learned from DOE’s liaison program.
Target Audience: TTOs seeking to expand their reach into the labs and develop stronger relationships with researchers will benefit from exploring the DOE research liaison program and its impact.