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Putting Knowledge into Use

Speaker: 
Dr. Patrick Jones
Date: 
Thu, 26/01/2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
CA2DM Theory Common Room (S16-06)
Host: 
Prof. Barbaros Oezyilmaz
Event Type: 
Seminars

Abstract

Academic Knowledge Transfer (KT) occurs in many ways, from training graduate students to engaging in the translation of research into technologies that can be licensed to commercial companies. As one moves from the traditional dissemination of research through people, publications and presentations to that of prototypes and intellectual property, how one approaches the relations between “teacher” and “learner” changes. This includes changes in how one structures and positions research for adoption by commercial “learners.”

In this presentation, Dr. Jones will share on the changing patterns around research and its commercialization. While there is no one solution to engaging with partners, there are patterns and approaches available. There are also patterns and approaches to avoid.  Examples from a variety of universities will be referenced to demonstrate how some of the approaches can be adopted in the roles of researchers and their tech transfer office in moving knowledge into use. 

About the Speaker

Dr. Patrick Jones

Dr. Patrick Jones is the principal of Sahale Consulting, a practice specializing in strategic planning and execution with an emphasis on intellectual property licensing, innovation management and strategic business development. Pat has extensive national and international private sector and public higher ed work experience. In the private sector, Pat has directed product strategy and new business development for venture-backed companies, managed international sales and marketing for a manufacturer of solid-state laser and optical systems, and conducted research and product development for an aerospace contract research firm. In the public sector, Pat has managed research operations and external engagement as Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation at the University of Oregon, held regular and affiliate faculty appointments in Chemistry at The Ohio State University and the University of Washington, directed Technology Transfer at the University of Arizona, and worked as a technology transfer specialist and Assistant Dean of Engineering at the University of Washington. Pat holds an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from the University of Colorado Boulder and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business.

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