Posts Tagged 'tech transfer'

Even MIT Hasn’t Figured out Technology Transfer

November 25 2010 5 Commented

A recent article in Forbes references, two studies that support my ongoing opinion that transfer from US universities into both existing businesses and startup ventures is really, really difficult to do, currently ineffective and surely in need of a major overhaul. A 2009 study found that MIT alumni have started 25,800 still-operating businesses, with a […]

An Angel’s Perspective on Tech Transfer

July 16 2010 No Commented

An Angel’s Perspective on Tech Transfer I think tech transfer (TT) out of publicly-funded research organizations is really, really hard to do.    Here are a series of bullet points expressing my point of view on TT: TT is essentially a person-to-person activity.  Innovator to businessperson.  It is not about legal documents, royalties or equity positions.  […]