Tech Transfer describes the process to bring scientific inventions from the discovery stage into companies for translational and clinical R&D.
To gain more insights into this area, I invited a tech transfer expert from the LSG2G Community to this conversation.
Speaker in this Episode is Saara Inkinen, Nordic Catalyst.
Dr. Inkinen is a technology transfer and innovation management specialist based in Vienna, Austria. She originally came from Finland and had her first position in the chemical industry already in 2000.
For more details on Dr. Inkinen’s education and professional experience, please have a look at her LinkedIn profile.
The Company - Nordic Catalyst
Nordic Catalyst is a technology transfer and innovation management company founded by Dr. Saara Inkinen in 2018. Nordic Catalyst is located in Austria, and it works with an international client base consisting of both research organizations and companies.
Questions we discuss in the show:
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01:45 What is Tech Transfer
02:30 The Tech Transfer Process
04:05 Tech Transfer – Licensing, IP Sale and Startups
05:00 Tech Transfer with Industrial Partners
07:40 Why is Tech Transfer Necessary?
13:20 Which Challenges Does TTO Face in the Life Science Networked Economy?
16:37 How do different Skillsets Interact in Early Stage Development?
19:35 Advantages and Disadvantages of the Startup Ecosystem for Deep Tech Companies
23:10 How did the Pandemic Change the Environment for Tech Transfer
27:17 How long does it take to turn a scientific idea into a finished product?
30:52 What Challenges Exist in the Early Stage Development Field?
33:40 How Do Business and Science Play Together?
35:00 New Trends in Tech Transfer
37:00 How Connected is the European Early Stage Industry?
38:00 What is the First Step Towards Putting a scientific idea into a product?
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