Knowledge Exchange and Technology Transfer

Knowledge Exchange and Technology Transfer

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  • Commercialization of research outputs requires a range/set of skills, including marketing, contract negotiation, technical skills, and legal expertise. The existence of this skill set enhances the chances of success. The TTO/IPMO team should include people with business management, fundraising, and resource mobilization skills. The establishment of the TTO/IPMO is only one step; it must be staffed with qualified personnel.
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  • To be effective, the TTO/IPMO should be adequately resourced and should have an adequate budget to finance its engagement with potential clients. Depending on the breadth of its terms of reference (ToRs), the TTO/IPMO will need resources to organize meetings with partners, train staff, organize for knowledge fairs, pay for IP protection, engage drafters, etc. Without a dedicated budget, these activities will be hampered.
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