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Technology Commercialization Class (BA468X). John Turner February 6, 2007.

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“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much. Because they live in the grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”


what are we doing
What are we doing?
  • A “hands-on” opportunity to develop a commercialization plan for technology from the OSU portfolio
  • A cross disciplinary project class in technology commercialization tools and processes
  • A four credit class running from Feb 5-April 30th. However students will register and receive credit for the class in Spring term.





Tech Transfer Office

Local Entrepreneurs


patent selection and commercialization plan process
Patent Selection and Commercialization Plan Process

Spin Off Based Plan

Licensing Based Plan

Class and E-Team Screening and Plan development

TTO Provides list and input

Advisory Team Screening

Other Plan Recommended

Advisory Team:

Craig Sheward- TTO

Dan Whitaker- Entrepreneur

Rich Carone- Entrepreneur

Prof Mike Bailey- COE

Ursula Bechert- COS

Deb Rose- AEP

Technology not viable for commercialization

BA468X Class

some candidate osu ip from tech transfer office
Some Candidate OSU IP from Tech Transfer Office


& Nanotech

  • Inkjet printable electronics (Chang)
  • Expander/Compressor (Peterson)

Physics & Energy

Medicine & Pharmacology

  • Superlens (Podolskiy)
  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (Peterson)
  • Real time bird flu test (Pastey)
  • Novel drug delivery systems (Ayres)
class overview
Class Overview
  • Who is this guy?
  • Class scheduling and instructor contact info
  • Classroom logistics
  • Student intros & background
  • Review class Schedule (M and w)
  • Experimental Class- what’s that?
  • Registering for class
  • Formation of teams
  • Selection of patents
class overview cont
Class Overview (cont)
  • Inventors and access
  • Mentors- what are they for?
  • Grading and team expectations
  • Recommended texts
  • Presentations and competitions ($$!!)
  • Student contact information
  • Invited speakers and protocols
  • Non-disclosure agreement
  • Is this for real?
technology commercialization ba468x
Technology Commercialization (BA468X)
  • Instructor- John Turner, PhD
  • Class Schedule
    • Mon (6-8 pm), Weatherford EG01
    • Wed (6-8 pm), Weatherford EG12
  • Contact Info
    • Office: Weatherford EG07
    • Office Hours: Tue 3-5 pm, Wed 3-5 pm
    • Phone: 713-8044
    • E-mail:
recommended texts resources
Recommended Texts Resources
  • “Technology Ventures: From Idea to Enterprise”, Dorf and Byers
  • “Academic Entrepreneurship: University Spinoffs and Wealth Creation”, Shane
  • “Technology Management: Developing and Implementing Effective Licensing Programs”, R.C. Megantz
  • “Crossing the Chasm”, Geoffrey Moore
  • BA468X is a 4 credit class, with registration for Spring term
  • There is no final or midterm
  • Grade will be determined by

a) Attendance, class participation and team dynamics, and balance of contribution (30%)

b) Interim Results: Patent Screening, Market surveys, SWOT analysis, elevator speech, project plan (30%)

c) Final Presentation and Recommendation (40%)

  • Feedback will be provided on a) halfway through the course and on b) within one week after presentation of results
commercialization plan presentations and competitions
Commercialization Plan Presentations and Competitions
  • SWOT Corvallis- April 24th
  • Review Panel- April 30th
  • AEP Signature Event- May 3rd

Based on quality of overall presentations, there will be a cash award of $3,000 distributed to teams with the best commercialization plans.

small group activity
Small Group Activity

What factors will determine the success of a technical idea in the marketplace?

Think of at least ten- more is better.

See if you agree on which are most important.