Yissum tech transfer - may 2011 2


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Yissum tech transfer - may 2011 2

  1. 1. Tech Transfer: from Academy to Industry, Business Models and Cases<br />Ariela Markel, VP Business Development, Healthcare<br />May 2011<br />
  2. 2. 2<br />A Heritage of Excellence<br />43% of Israel’s biotechnology research<br />30% of all Israeli academic scientific research<br />>1/3 of PhD students in Israel<br />23,000 students<br />1,000 researchers (staff members)<br />1,600 Post-Graduate students in biotechnology<br />5 affiliated hospitals<br />5 Campuses<br />3,500 Research projects<br />>100 Research centers<br />Over 400 Researchers in applied sciences<br />
  3. 3. 3<br />About Yissum<br />Founded in 1964<br />28 experts in the fields of:<br />Licensing<br />Research Collaborations<br />Patents<br />Legal<br />Finance & admin<br />Headed by Yaacov Michlin<br />
  4. 4. 4<br />Areas of Expertise<br />Pharmacology and Medicine<br />Agriculture<br />Brain Research<br />Engineering and Computer Science<br />Nanoscience and Advanced Materials<br />Cleantech<br />
  5. 5. Yissum’s Role<br /><ul><li>Identification of technologies with commercial potential.
  6. 6. Analysis of commercialization opportunities: market size, market players, competitive environment
  7. 7. Protection of the technology (IP) by patents or other tools and adequate contracts (IIA)
  8. 8. Research collaborations, joint ventures, services (analysis, feasibility studies, models)
  9. 9. Licensing of patents
  10. 10. Company creation (spin offs)
  11. 11. Participation in national projects (Magnet, others)
  12. 12. Internal funding for selected applied sciences projects (Baby Seed fund, etc), including joint funding.</li></ul>5<br />
  13. 13. 6<br />Inventions providers: Our Researchers!<br />Faculty of Humanities<br />Faculty of Social Sciences<br />Faculty of Science<br />School of Business Administration<br />Faculty of Law and Institute of Criminology<br />School of Dental Medicine<br />Faculty of Medicine<br />Faculty of Agriculture<br />School of Computer Science and Engineering<br />School of Pharmacy<br />Interdisciplinary Centers<br />Truman Institute for Advancement of Peace<br />Institute for Advanced Studies <br />
  14. 14. 7<br />The Challenge<br />Industry<br />Academia<br />Product-based<br />Business-oriented<br />Mission/project focused<br />Confidentiality essential<br />Timeframes & milestones<br />Economic role<br />Knowledge-based<br />Curiosity-driven <br />Broad scope<br />Publications <br />No time limits<br />Educational role<br />
  15. 15. 8<br />Intellectual Property<br />2010 Snapshot<br />120 new inventions <br />155 new patent applications<br />63 new patents granted<br />Intellectual Property at HU<br />Yissum owns all IP developed at HU<br />Researchers receive 40-60% of revenues<br />A variety of new inventions<br />Over the years<br /><ul><li>7,077 patents
  16. 16. 2,023 inventions
  17. 17. 530 licenses
  18. 18. 72 spin-offs</li></li></ul><li>Yissum’s Business Models<br />According to:<br />Technology’s characteristics: stage of development, project complexity, IP strength<br />Market characteristics: competitive environment, key players, investment required<br />We develop different Business Models:<br />Collaborative Research and Right of First Offer<br />Research and Licensing<br />Spin-off (start-ups, incubator companies)<br />Other types of cooperation, including consortia participation<br />
  19. 19. Yissum’s Funding Initiatives 2008-2010<br />“Baby Seed”<br />$1m in 2010 dedicated to seed promising technologies. <br />Helps promising technologies cross the Valley of death <br />Up to $ 200 K per project in the form of a “loan”<br />Successful projects return the loan, for non successful becomes a grant<br />
  20. 20. Major Types of Technology Transfer Agreements<br />Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA)<br />One-Way<br />Mutual<br />Material Transfer Agreement (MTA)<br />Academic<br />Industry<br />Consulting Agreement<br />Stand Alone<br />Part of Research or LA<br />Laboratory Services Agreement<br />Sponsored Research Agreement<br />Memorandum of Understanding<br />Research & License Agreement<br />
  21. 21. 12<br />Global Reach<br />
  22. 22. The Research And License Agreement <br />The License<br />Exclusive or non-exclusive<br />Exclusive limited to Field is really form of non-exclusive license<br />Territory covered by license<br />13<br />
  23. 23. The Research And License Agreement (2)<br />Consideration<br />Up-front license fee<br />Royalties<br />Sublicense Fees<br />Development/Other Milestone<br />Equity<br />Exit Fee<br />Minimum Royalties/License Maintenance Fee<br />Anti-shelving mechanism<br />14<br />
  24. 24. Business Flexibility– IP Issues<br /><ul><li>Yissum is responsible for making all contractual and financial arrangements and aims to prepare agreements timely and with maximum flexibility to meet industry needs.
  25. 25. In typical research collaborations including licenses that include sponsored research, the research results belong to the Sponsor and the IP generated by HU researchers in the course of providing the research is exclusively licensed to the Sponsor for commercial use in its field of activity.
  26. 26. Yissum’s policy is to always find the way to allow industry to collaborate with HU researchers, through finding the right path of IP ownership/licensing for each project based on the subject of the research and the related Yissum background technology.</li></ul>15<br />
  27. 27. Ariela Markel<br />Ariela.markel@yissum.co.il<br />Thank you<br />