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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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    1. 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)

    2. [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

    3. [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

    4. [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

    5. [questions?] Wish you the best in taking your “smart road” to the future! mark.coburn@vtip.org 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.