What is technology transfer

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Francesco Maria Colacino Ph.D., MBA
Technology Transfer Officer
College of Medical & Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
24 June 2013

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What is technology transfer

  1. 1. Technology Transfer Francesco Maria Colacino Ph.D., MBA Technology Transfer Officer College of Medical & Dental Sciences University of Birmingham 24 June 2013
  2. 2. Agenda • What is Technology Transfer? • Evaluating Opportunities – Finding Inventions/Inventors – Protecting Intellectual Properties – Commercial Evaluation – Commercial Routes • Conclusion June 2013 Francesco M. Colacino 2
  3. 3. What is Technology Transfer? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibfrzjb_fB0 June 2013 Francesco M. Colacino 3 *Links are being made to other pages containing material that is copyright of third parties.
  4. 4. What is Technology Transfer? • Possible definitions: – The process of converting ideas/scientific findings from research laboratories into useful products/services for the commercial/public sector – Sharing technology between organisations • “Technology”: ideas, information, techniques, specialised tools, expertise or facilities • “Organisations”: Universities, industrial companies, governments, specialised institutions, Charities • Hence, Technology Transfer is: – Enabler – Innovation - Discover. Develop. Deliver. – Impact June 2013 Francesco M. Colacino 4
  5. 5. Why do Technology Transfer? June 2013 Francesco M. Colacino 5
  6. 6. Evaluating Opportunities June 2013 Francesco M. Colacino 6
  7. 7. Finding Inventions/Inventors June 2013 Francesco M. Colacino 7
  8. 8. Finding Inventions/Inventors June 2013 Francesco M. Colacino 8
  9. 9. Finding Inventions/Inventors June 2013 Francesco M. Colacino 9
  10. 10. Finding Inventions/Inventors June 2013 Francesco M. Colacino 10
  11. 11. Evaluating Opportunities June 2013 Francesco M. Colacino 11
  12. 12. Protecting Intellectual Property June 2013 Francesco M. Colacino 12
  13. 13. Evaluating Opportunities June 2013 Francesco M. Colacino 13
  14. 14. June 2013 Francesco M. Colacino 14 Commercial Evaluation
  15. 15. Evaluating Opportunities June 2013 Francesco M. Colacino 15
  16. 16. Commercial Routes June 2013 Francesco M. Colacino 16
  17. 17. Commercial Routes June 2013 Francesco M. Colacino 17
  18. 18. Evaluating Opportunities June 2013 Francesco M. Colacino 18
  19. 19. Conclusion June 2013 Francesco M. Colacino 19 Technology Transfer
  20. 20. Conclusion June 2013 Francesco M. Colacino 20
  21. 21. References • PraxisUnico resources - Practical Guides: http://www.praxisunico.org.uk/resources/practical-guides.asp 1. Confidentiality Agreements 2. Material Transfer Agreements 3. Options 4. Consultancy Agreements 5. Students and IP 6. License Agreements 7. Spin-out Transactions 8. Key Issues in Managing Technology Transfer Agreements 9. General Legal Issues June 2013 Francesco M. Colacino 21 *Links are being made to other pages containing material that is copyright of third parties.
  22. 22. Example • Invention: Professor Sasha has outstanding results showing that X20, a commonly used drug in Liver cancer, can be effectively repurposed for use in hypertension. This drug would be more effective than current drugs with fewer side effects. • Inventor: Professor Sasha is a recognised expert in his field and is strongly committed to push forward the research, irrespective of the commercial outcome. • Publications: Professor Sasha hasn't published any papers on X20 yet, while others have already published on the subject confirming that X20 is effective in hypertension. • Status: Professor Sasha is applying for funding through the British Heart Foundation to trial X20 in hypertension and he also has on- going lab work in X20. • Exploitation: British Heart Foundation is very impressed by the trial concept and is keen to facilitate translational research in this area. June 2013 Francesco M. Colacino 22
  23. 23. Questions to Consider • Would you be likely to get a strong patent position? • Who do you think will be the owner of the invention? • Is it a licensing or spin-out opportunity? Why? • Would you endorse the translation of this invention? June 2013 Francesco M. Colacino 23

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