Foundry Program - Overview

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This presentation was given by Luc Lalande, Carleton University at the 2008 Association for the Commercialization of Canadian Technology (ACCT) annual meeting.

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Foundry Program - Overview

  1. 1. Patents are a narrow band of a university’s total innovation capacity Patents Talent Knowledge Tacit and Codified Ideas Technology Transfer Offices Inventions a.k.a. “research commercialization ”
  2. 2. Invention Disclosures Evaluate Patent License Spin-off “ Commercialization” <ul><li>Innovation Pathways </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative R&D </li></ul><ul><li>Publish/Disseminate </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source </li></ul><ul><li>Internships (internal/external) </li></ul><ul><li>Patent/licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Networks (global) </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Competitions </li></ul><ul><li>Proof-of-Principle </li></ul><ul><li>Social and Economic Development Outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>technology/knowledge transfer to local SMEs </li></ul><ul><li>start-ups </li></ul><ul><li>new university-industry partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>students with enhanced skills (talent) </li></ul><ul><li>Expansion of networks </li></ul><ul><li>More entrepreneurs </li></ul><ul><li>More donors </li></ul>Research Talent Knowledge Ideas Inventions Education Research Community Enabler Enabler Patent-centric “Gatekeeper” Tech Transfer Model Innovation-centric “Enabler” Model
  3. 3. Innovation Development Fund Student Internships Community Engagement The Foundry is a “community” motivated to make innovation happen <ul><li>Deshpande Center at MIT ($20M) </li></ul><ul><li>von Liebig Center at UCSD ($10M) </li></ul><ul><li>USC Stevens ($22M) </li></ul>
  4. 4. A Progressive and Open Model Add value to the community by contributing to economic development and social vitality Culture of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship Aligned and integrated with academic programs and strategic research priorities Ties to community networks essential Outstanding and unique student experience (internships)
  5. 5. Diversifying Funding Sources <ul><li>Internal Budgets </li></ul><ul><li>Internships (aligned with strategic priorities of the university) </li></ul><ul><li>Advancement and Fundraising </li></ul><ul><li>External Sources and Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Donors and Sponsors (competitions, projects) </li></ul><ul><li>Non-technology transfer programs (Federal and provincial) </li></ul>
  6. 6. &quot;You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.&quot; Buckminster Fuller

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