Advanced Technology Transfer Workshop:Faculty-led Start-up Licensing Issues
Venue :
University of Science and Technology of China

Hosted by University of Science and Technology of China, the Advanced Technology Transfer Workshop has been held in Hefei on 10 May 2018.

With innovation and entrepreneurial start-ups being promoted at national levels, universities have no shortage of incentives to increase their efforts to encourage start-ups and spin-offs at all levels of technology development and commercialization. While many administrative issues such as taxation and disposition of public assets (i.e. IP) have been dealt with through regulatory patches, there seems to be no one “best practice” to nurture academia-driven start-ups. This workshop shed light on the generally accepted principles and underlying rationales of faculty-led start-up licensing procedures for the participants’ reference.

Four guests from overseas and local universities and institutions shared their views and practices in the morning sharing session. In the order of presentation, the sharing guests and their topics are:

1. Cambridge: A City of Startups, Enterprise and Innovation
    Dr Tony RAVEN, Chief Executive, Cambridge Enterprise, UK
   (presentation file)

2. Challenges or Opportunities? Faculty-led Startups from University’s Perspective
     Mr Arundeep S. PRADHAN, President, Apio iX, USA
     (presentation file)

3. Licensing to Faculty-led Start-ups: Experiments in Sichuan University
    Dr Mei WU, Associate Dean, Office of Scientific Research Development, Sichuan University, China
    (presentation file)

4. Catalysing Innovations: Insitute of Advanced Technology, USTC
    Prof. Shouxiang LU, Executive Director of Institute of Advanced Technology, University of Science and Technology of China
    (presentation file)

ISTA members are welcome to download the presentation slides listed above. To access the protected files, please send a request to for the password.

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