Technology Transfer for  Small and Medium Sized Enterprises  John Whelan Technology Transfer Case Manager TCD Intellectual...
(all views presented here are personal and  do not represent the views of Trinity College Dublin)
 
Technology Transfer:  transfer of  technological know-how  developed in government or university laboratories  to the  pri...
 
 
S ME
 
Knowledge Economy Cycle
Technology Transfer Strengthening  Initiative
TTSI
 
But is this research stuff relevant to my SME?
 
 
Possible Modes of Interaction <ul><li>If they build it you will come </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Research </li></ul>
 
Collaborative Funding Agencies
Collaborative Funding Agencies
<ul><li>Innovation Vouchers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>€ 5k  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New co-funded and pooled  scheme </li><...
<ul><li>Translational Research </li></ul><ul><li>Not-for-profit research centre dedicated to deriving marketplace value fr...
<ul><li>PhD or for 3 years at 8k per year </li></ul><ul><li>Post Doc  for two years  </li></ul><ul><li>Company puts up 1/3...
 
 
 
TCD 2009
Collaborative Funding Agencies
Sources:  UK HESA HE BCI Survey 2007 & 2005 Unico Metrics Report, MIT Reports to the President 2007–2008 & MIT TLO Statist...
 
University IP Licence <ul><li>Very, Very  favourable terms </li></ul><ul><li>Retain rights for teaching research purposes ...
Statement 1:  The Return to the  Irish Economy  from  Government Funded Research  in  Universities  is not Sufficient
Statement 2: Universities are too tough on IP terms
Universities  are too tough on IP terms The Return to the  Irish Economy from  Government Funded Research  in Universities...
 
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Intellectual Property Ireland 2010
3rd International Intellectual Property Conference for Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
18th February 2010

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Technology Transfer for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

  1. 1. Technology Transfer for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises John Whelan Technology Transfer Case Manager TCD Intellectual Property Ireland 2010 3 rd International Intellectual Property Conference for Ireland, Dublin, Ireland 18 th February 2010
  2. 2. (all views presented here are personal and do not represent the views of Trinity College Dublin)
  3. 4. Technology Transfer: transfer of technological know-how developed in government or university laboratories to the private sector
  4. 7. S ME
  5. 9. Knowledge Economy Cycle
  6. 10. Technology Transfer Strengthening Initiative
  7. 11. TTSI
  8. 13. But is this research stuff relevant to my SME?
  9. 16. Possible Modes of Interaction <ul><li>If they build it you will come </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Research </li></ul>
  10. 18. Collaborative Funding Agencies
  11. 19. Collaborative Funding Agencies
  12. 20. <ul><li>Innovation Vouchers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>€ 5k </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New co-funded and pooled scheme </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Innovation Partnership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Company provides minimum of 20% in cash </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University must apply </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Overheads!! </li></ul><ul><li>VAT </li></ul>
  13. 21. <ul><li>Translational Research </li></ul><ul><li>Not-for-profit research centre dedicated to deriving marketplace value from innovative digital technology research </li></ul><ul><li>Academics taken out of the comfort zone </li></ul><ul><li>NDRC takes care of all commercialisation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>but will share benefits with company and university </li></ul></ul>
  14. 22. <ul><li>PhD or for 3 years at 8k per year </li></ul><ul><li>Post Doc for two years </li></ul><ul><li>Company puts up 1/3 </li></ul><ul><li>IRCSET the other 2/3 </li></ul><ul><li>VAT! </li></ul>
  15. 26. TCD 2009
  16. 27. Collaborative Funding Agencies
  17. 28. Sources: UK HESA HE BCI Survey 2007 & 2005 Unico Metrics Report, MIT Reports to the President 2007–2008 & MIT TLO Statistics for Fiscal Year 2008 University Research Income Spin- outs Spinouts per €100m Cambridge (2007) € 320 2 0.6 Oxford (2007) € 263 7 2.6 Imperial (05/07) € 294 11 3.7 MIT (008) € 896 20 2.2 TCD (09) € 89 8 11.125
  18. 30. University IP Licence <ul><li>Very, Very favourable terms </li></ul><ul><li>Retain rights for teaching research purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Reluctant to Assign I.P. (initially) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>but can be exclusive, word-wide, perpetual </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Performance Clauses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prevent company sitting on the IP </li></ul></ul><ul><li>University takes Equity in Campus Company </li></ul>
  19. 31. Statement 1: The Return to the Irish Economy from Government Funded Research in Universities is not Sufficient
  20. 32. Statement 2: Universities are too tough on IP terms
  21. 33. Universities are too tough on IP terms The Return to the Irish Economy from Government Funded Research in Universities is not Sufficient Tech Transfer

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