Careers in Technology Transfer (Sept. 14-18, 2015)

New technologies are developed in many different settings: universities, but also hospitals, industry and government labs. Technology Transfer is exporting technologies from any one setting to a different setting. For example, a technology may be transferred from a university to industry, thus becoming “commercialized” in the process; it can also be transferred without being commercialized (for example, from a government lab to a developing country).

Regardless of the start and end points, tech transfer always involves identifying key aspects of a given technology and arranging for the many legal, financial and intellectual property negotiations surrounding the transfer. Technology Transfer is therefore a great field for PhDs. Many PhDs work in this field sorting through new technologies, identifying opportunities for transfer, and assisting throughout the transfer process. Join us September 14-18 in the Versatile PhD STEM Forum for a panel discussion of Careers in Technology Transfer.

The panelists are PhDs in various STEM disciplines who have gone into this fascinating field and now work in settings ranging from universities to industry to hospitals to government labs. Some of our panelists are relatively new to tech transfer; others have been in the field for a long time. All are satisfied by their careers and look forward to sharing about their work and answering your questions.

Panelists will introduce themselves Monday, September 14 and will take your questions for the rest of the week through Friday, September 18.

To participate, join VPhD if you haven’t already, then visit the STEM forum any time that week. Look for threads beginning with the word “Panel.” No special registration or sign-up for the panel discussion is required beyond simply joining the Versatile PhD community. Joining automatically gets you access to the discussion forum and therefore to the panel.You can follow the discussion by email if you wish: once signed in, go to MyVPhD > Profile > Settings > Notifications: Forums, Jobs, & Other. All the choices are there for you: weekly digest, daily digest, or per post (every post sent to your inbox).Anyone may join VPhD for free and enjoy this great web-based discussion. Invite friends!
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