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Prof. uzi de haan

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Prof. uzi de haan

  1. 1. Global T-research teams:New pathways for Technology Transfer Uzi de Haan, Technion EU-Israel seminar on Technology Transfer 26 November 2012
  2. 2. Evolution of Scientific Research Local GlobalNarrow Truly GlobalMono- NetworkedDiscipline Fluid/AdaptiveBroadMulti-Discipline
  3. 3. Evolution of Scientific Research Local GlobalNarrow Truly GlobalMono- NetworkedDiscipline Fluid/AdaptiveBroad T- scientist andMulti- T-research teamsDiscipline
  4. 4. Balancing Breadth and Depth of Expertise for Innovation • Breadth of researcher expertise leads to more inventions • Depth of researcher expertise leads to more influential , cited inventions • But T-researchers with breadth and depth are best innovators, converting inventions into commercially successful productsResearch done at 3M by Wai Fong Boh of NTU, Singapore and Roberto Evaristo and AndrewOuderkirk of 3M
  5. 5. T-scientist and T-research teams• Curiosity driven, creative and forward looking• Able to connect the dots across disciplines and handle complexity• Global networked; leveraging resources• Skilled in raising research funds
  6. 6. T-entrepreneurial research teams• Curiosity driven, creative and forward looking• Able to connect the dots across disciplines and handle complexity• Global networked; leveraging resources• Skilled in raising (research) funds• Application/impact driven• Access to business skills and industry eco- system
  7. 7. New pathways of technology transfer • EIR and researchers • Entrepreneurial graduate students (e.g. NSF- iCorps program) as a potential career option • Teams of science graduate students and business studentshttp://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/i-corps/pdf/factsheet_teams.pdfFaculty and students in spin-offs: university technology transfer throughentrepreneurship(2012) W.F.Boh, U.de Haan, R.Strom
  8. 8. Universities acting as incubators Broad spectrum of practices• TTOs (one of the key but not only actor)• Project-Based Commercializing Technology Classes• Mentoring and Network Brokering• Accelerator Programs• Business Plan Competitions• Education – Students and Faculty
  9. 9. Bronica Entrepreneurship Center Road Map The Entrepreneur’s JourneyAspiring beginners Fully committed EntrepreneursAwareness/ Education/ Action learning/ Launching a business/ BridgeInspiration Experimenting to the Eco-system Academic Academic Consultancy Consultancy Consultancy Consultancy Courses Courses services services services services Informal Informal Private Private Education Education Workshops Workshops Academic Academic Microsoft Microsoft Courses Courses Accelerator Accelerator Pre- Pre- Accelerator Accelerator
  10. 10. The BizTEC 2013 Contest – Timeline
  11. 11. Our SuccessPolyTouch™ - purchased by Covidien for $40M, producing placement device forlaparoscopic hernia repairLifeBond™ - next-generation surgical sealants, raised ~$20M in third round in 2011currently in clinical trialsClickTaleR- an industry leader in Customer Experience Analytics (CEA), with over70,000 customersPixtr-develops automatic solutions for image improving technologies.Metal Compass- develops social real world games

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