EntreTech - Technology Transfer - Nuts and Bolts - How to Get Great Technologies Out of Great Universities That Are Ready to Run, and Make A Successful Business Out of Them

When: Tue January 15, 2013 6:30 pm

Organization: EntreTech Forum

Location: 1000 Winter Street, Suite 4000 (North Entrance), Waltham, 02451

Website: http://etfjan2013.eventbrite.com/

The process of transferring technologies from Universities and Medical Research Facilities to a successful business can be a complex and at times frustrating process. However, the benefits of having access to a rich source of new developing technologies that can be commercialized into a profitable business far outweigh the difficulties one may encounter.

In the next EntreTech Forum we will explore this process from both sides and answer the questions you may have from accessing the viability of a technology, to negotiating the agreement to commercialize the technology, to funding and forming the company. Our panel of experts will review the keys to success and the potential pitfalls to avoid.

Panelists Include:

Rebecca Menapace - Director, Research and Licensing, Partners Healthcare - Rebecca manages the research and licensing team for MGH.

Lita L. Nelsen - Director, Technology Licensing Office, MIT - Her office manages over 500 new inventions per year from M.I.T and Lincoln Laboratory. Typically, they negotiate over 100 licenses, and start up over 20 new companies per year

Heather Keith - CEO/Founder Strohl Medical Technologies, Inc. Strohl Medical is licensing intellectual property from Tufts University

Paul Hartung, President and CEO Cognoptix - Paul is a longtime life sciences executive with a proven track record in launching successful startup businesses and leading Fortune 500 organizations.