There’s little doubt that faculty members are among of the most critical elements of creating successful U-I partnerships. So, how do corporate relations managers develop strong relationships with these key internal stakeholders, and how do they continue to strengthen them over the years? Leaders agree that effective communications — highlighted by continuous outreach and understanding of faculty challenges — are critical. Jim O'Connell of UF Innovate gives his key insights to help promote positive relationships
It seems for every college, there’s a list about colleges – a ranking. This one, from a non-partisan think tank called Heartland Forward, isn’t so much a ranking as it is a research paper scoring how well and how often school take their considerable research prowess and transfer it into markets. It’s a research ranking. the second spot on this list that may raise an eyebrow – The University of Florida. The school reached this lofty post, the paper found, despite having a research budget ranked just 29th.
The University of Florida ranks first among public universities and second nationwide in a new report that evaluates which U.S. universities are best at moving new discoveries from the lab and into the real world through research commercialization and STEM graduates.
Jim O’Connell, assistant vice president for Commercialization at UF Innovate is featured on Tech Transfer IP Forum Podcast, a space devoted to providing in-depth analysis of intellectual property issues related to university and non-profit technology transfer.