If You Want to Be Successful in Intellectual Property Management Do This

How to be a success in intellectual property management

The “this” I’m referring to might surprise you. It’s not education, although you do need a good education to go into such a cerebral undertaking. It’s not a J.D., although …

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Should Entrepreneurial Experience Be a Requirement for Tech Transfer Jobs?

Are entrepreneurs a good fit for tech transfer jobs?

What makes the ideal tech transfer candidate? Good communication skills, a knack for building relationships and connecting with people are important. What about background? What education level? An advanced degree …

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3 Underappreciated Skills of Technology Licensing Professionals

The unrecognized skills of technology licensing professionals

We say it often here at the Vortechs Group – technology licensing professionals wear a lot of hats – and a good one possesses a nice balance between raw intelligence …

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Innovate Calgary: Director of Intellectual Property Management

Director of Intellectual Property Management

Become the face of innovation in Calgary, Alberta. Innovate Calgary, an award-winning business incubator and technology transfer centre, has exclusively retained the Vortechs Group in their search for a Director of …

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Using Storytelling in Your Startup and Innovation Plans

Open Book

The talented researchers at your university are probably full of ideas and creations. Numbers aren’t your problem. Deciding which research is commercially viable from the standpoint of entrepreneurs, startups, and …

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What University Commercialization Professionals Should Know About the Corporate World

Commercialization professionals in universities have a number of stakeholders and while they all want a similar thing – a lucrative project/patent with marketing potential – there are some differences between …

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3 Ways You Should be Using Social Media in Tech Transfer

Using social media in tech transfer

I like social media despite all of its limitations, invasions of privacy, and videos of kittens chasing dogs. It’s a way to reach people and develop relationships with peers in …

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Leading the Entrepreneurial Culture at Your University

Innovation and leading an entrepreneurial course correction

While universities are a hot bed of research and innovation, they often lack an entrepreneurial culture outside of the technology transfer department. It’s left up to this hard-working department to …

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University Commercialization Training for Researchers Gains in Popularity

How does commercialization training fit into your tech transfer program?

Several years ago medical schools began offering coursework on small business management. After all they noted doctors, in addition to becoming physicians upon graduation and coursework completion, became small business …

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Resources for Start-Ups – Companies and Universities Focus on Start-Ups for Economic Growth

Facebook, Groupon, Zynga. Looking at these companies now it is hard to remember where they started, but hard work, dedication, and of course a lot of funding are what made …

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