NCDC225: Coordination of Joint Work Products for Land Grant University Technology Managers Most Closely Associated with Agriculture and the Life Sciences
Statement of Issues and JustificationAdvancing and coordination of the North Central regions intellectual property is of high significance. Moving research discoveries from the universities into commercial ventures will add to this region's economic capital and job creating capacity. The coordinating committee for advancing intellectual property (IP) collaborations in the North Central states and beyond would address the following questions:
How should the North Central region position its 12 member states for its IP future?
What is the cost of not being strategic in proactively designing its IP future?
What is missing for success now?
What would a mind map for the future look like?
What do venture capitalists need from technology managers that they cannot get now?
Can our 12 states benefit from coordination?
What would coordination look like?
What can be coordinated across our 12 states and what must each state do alone?
Where would we start?
Should we focus our efforts in a particular area first?
What would it cost to coordinate?
How do you assure successful launching of coordinated efforts?
How important is it to have a point person who owns the coordination process?
How would you launch such an effort?
The stakeholders for this coordinating committee include the 12 North Central State Experiment Stations, scientists in agriculture and the life sciences, technology managers who work most closely with agriculture and life science IP, including commercialization of IP. Venture Capitalists and private sector customers are key customers/stakeholders. Collaborations beyond the North Central region are expected and will benefit all regions of the United States.
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