In recent years, Technology Transfer (TTs) offices have had to evolve their services from focusing on regulatory compliance and revenue generation to becoming an economic engine supporting the health and prosperity of their communities and regions. TTs, which are usually leveraged by universities or other academically-focused organizations, have access to high-level scientific and technological expertise, but these innovators can struggle to translate their promising solutions into successful business strategies. Venture capital (VCs) firms, on the other hand, have resources and business know-how to take technologies from idea to commercialized products, but may lack the visibility to these next big breakthroughs sitting right next door.
VCs and TTs are a match made in heaven; two symbiotic parts of the funding ecosystem trying to advance science and technology. By breaking down silos and sharing their love of technology, together they can improve their communities and their bottom lines.
Please join us for a JLABS panel discussion, moderated by Kate Merton, the Head of JLABS NYC, as we discuss ways for VCs and TTs to successfully collaborate, and strategies for commercializing innovation.