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Careers in technology transfer. [a day in the life] [twists and turns of a career] [opportunities in the profession]. Mark Coburn UR (River Campus) Office of Technology Transfer Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties (as of March 27). [a day in the life]. each day is different

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careers in technology transfer

Careers in technology transfer

[a day in the life]

[twists and turns of a career]

[opportunities in the profession]

Mark Coburn UR (River Campus) Office of Technology Transfer

Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties (as of March 27)

a day in the life
[a day in the life]
  • each day is different
  • life of a “technology transfer” is measured in years if not decades
  • multidisciplinary and multi-task nature to the work – often a juggling act
  • analytical skills and decision making skills needed
  • flexibility and creativity – no two deals the same
twists and turns of a career
[twists and turns of a career]
  • a technologist in technology transfer
  • training of professionals in technology transfer varies considerably
  • as does the different jobs and positions in a technology transfer office
  • process of technology transfer is more complex and sophisticated – hence the types of positions also is flourishing
  • seems to attract people unsure of career path
opportunities in the profession
[opportunities in the profession]
  • turning points
  • education and training
  • Networking and seminars
  • links and resources
    • AUTM www.autm.net
    • LES www.usa-canada.les.org
    • NTTC www.nttc.edu
    • NIH www.nih.gov/od/ott
questions
[questions?]

Wish you the best in taking your “smart road” to the future!

[email protected]

One of the "smart road" bridges at

Virginia Tech. The first two miles

of the road (to be completed in 2008)

Are designated as a controlled test

facility monitored by the Center

for Transportation Research.

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