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Guidelines: Collaborative Research and KT between Science and Industry
The handbook on Responsible Partnering provides guidelines aiming at improving strategic collaboration and knowledge exchange between companies and publicly-funded research organizations.
Securing staff skills at Politecnico di Milano
The TTO of Polytechnic of Milan is one of the first technology transfer offices established in Italy and is among the founding members of the Netval (TTO Network of the Italian universities).
Starting, financing and building life science technology to success
The development of life science technologies typically involve long timelines and stringent regulatory hurdles, which in combination result in a high investment capital need. In contrast, the financial and societal reward can be tremendous in case of success.
Organising a multi-university TT company at Ascenion
Founded in 2001 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the LifeScience Foundation, Ascenion is a technology transfer company focusing on the field of life sciences. It currently serves a total of 23 research institutes and university hospitals all over Germany.
On-the-job training at PROvendis
PROvendis has its origins in the innovation consulting firm Zenit GmbH. Founded in 1984, ZENIT is a Public Private Partnership owned by the State of North Rhine- Westphalia, a consortium of banks and an association comprising some 180 enterprises.
Creating a start-up: Managing conflict of interest
Faculty and staff involvement in a start-up company (a newly-formed, privately-held, for-profit company) based on their own research and intellectual property creates opportunities for development and commercialization of inventions.
Creating a start-up: Evaluating the 'success' of a company
Many different aspects determine whether a start-up company is a success. Furthermore, the perception of success depends on the point of view and the particular involvement of the party assessing the success.
Creating start-up: Accessing the appropriate investment capital
Money has no smell. However, within the market there are different types of venture capitalist, which vary in terms of amount of capital invested per participation, management style and objectives, requirements with respect to the company management team, etc.