Technology Transfer Society Conference

The Annual Technology Transfer Society Conference connects academics and practitioners, the private and public sectors, and a variety of social science and engineering disciplines. Past conferences have covered Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Emerging Issues in Technology Transfer, and Entrepreneurship and Technology Commercialization. This year’s focus is Entrepreneurship and Innovation Clusters.

The conference is co-organized by Professor Donald Siegel, Dean of the School of Business and Professor Pradeep Haldar of the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.The keynote speaker, Dr. Marie Thursby from Georgia Tech will discussTechnological Innovation: Generating Economic Results (TI:GER).A collaboration between the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory Law School, TI:GER brings PhD, MBA, and law students together to learn about the challenges of commercializing technology. Such a program would be ideal for the Capital Region.

For over 30 years, the Technology Transfer Society has been dedicated to the academic analysis of technology transfer and commercialization and the identification and dissemination of best practices.  T²S membership consists mainly of scholars in a wide variety of academic disciplines, but also policymakers and practitioners at universities, federal labs, incubators, and science parks.  The society sponsors the Journal of Technology Transfer, the only academic journal devoted to the managerial and policy implications of technology transfer.  The journal was recently selected for inclusion in the Social Science Citation Index.

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