Thursday 29 May 2008

Next-generation tech transfer metrics

This notice has been received from Technology Transfer E-News:

"Gross data on annual licensing revenues, start-ups, invention disclosures, and patents are commonly used as the yardsticks of tech transfer success. But often these benchmarks are like comparing apples and oranges for offices with major differences across a broad continuum of sizes, philosophies, research budgets, structures, and geographies. A growing number of TTOs are rising to the challenge of meaningful performance measurement. They're devising metrics that apply to their own unique circumstances and goals, provide true insight into the value of their activities and achievements, and offer a data roadmap to pinpoint improvement opportunities. Now you can dramatically boost your ability to gauge -- and prove -- your TTO's performance by implementing advanced metrics and benchmarking systems. Join us on Wednesday, June 25, 2008, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM eastern daylight time for a live international audioconference: "Tech transfer metrics: Establish meaningful performance measures and demonstrate your TTO’s true value."

Attendees will learn from two tech transfer leaders with unparalleled expertise: John Fraser, AUTM's immediate past president and TTO director at Florida State University, and Dana Bostrom, former AUTM VP for metrics and surveys and director of Innovation & Industry Alliances at Portland State University. For full program details or to register, CLICK HERE".

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