Advanced Technology Transfer Workshop: Academic Entrepreneurship Development
Date :
12 May 2017
Venue :
Zhejiang University

Despite the high expectations on commercialization of university research outcomes, the gap between the academic discoveries and the market-ready solutions is baffling, if not insuperable. Interestingly, is almost universally true for all universities over the world.

Academic entrepreneurship provides an alternative pathway which translates the academic-generated knowledge into industry-adopted technology through both intellectual property transfer and the talent development. This approach has been proved one of the most effective ways of technology transfer in many cases.

However, turning researchers into successful entrepreneurs has also been proved a formidable task even for the most reputable institutions. The hotly debated researchers’ involvement and potential conflict of interest furthermore makes academic entrepreneurship a delicate technology transfer tool for both practitioners and university administrators.

Academic Entrepreneurship Development Workshop was held in Zhejiang University on 12 May 2017. With reference to experience of the pioneers from both abroad and locally, to provide a collective learning experience for all participants, mostly technology transfer practitioners, entrepreneurship educators and university administrators in the cross-disciplinary areas of academic entrepreneurship development.

In the order of presentation, the Keynote Speakers are:
1. Mr Benjamin Soffer, CEO of T3 - Technion Technology Transfer, Isarel
2. Prof. Dongmin CHEN, Professor of Peking University, China
3. Mr Kwok Leong HUI, Associate Director (Enterprise) of NUS (Suzhou) Research Institute, Singapore
4. Prof. Rongxiang ZHAO, Dean of Industrial Technology Research Institute, Zhejiang University, China