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Technology Transfer: Exploring Avenues from Research to the Market


Technology Transfer: Exploring Avenues from Research to the Market

Welcome to IEEE Entrepreneurship! We are excited to announce the launch of our new pilot program for Region 9 aimed at assisting scientists in commercializing their projects. Our objective is to cultivate a thriving deep tech entrepreneurship ecosystem and inspire more researchers and students to pursue entrepreneurship and technology transfer.

Through a series of informative webinars (starting in May through August), we aim to equip participants with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to successfully navigate the entrepreneurial landscape. Our program will culminate in the Panama IEEE Entrepreneurship Week on September 11-15, 2023 in the City of Knowledge, providing an opportunity for participants to network, collaborate, and showcase their ideas. This workshop will focus on a startup creation, which is one of the different avenues that we can use to commercialize our research.

Join us on this exciting journey as we empower scientists to turn their cutting-edge research into successful ventures. We look forward to helping you transform your ideas into reality.

June 20th, 2023 5:30 PM  -5 GMT

The Role of University Researchers and Technology Transfer Offices in Deep-Technology Innovation with Omar Zahr

What role do university researchers and technology transfer offices play in deep-technology innovation? In this webinar, we’ll examine how can researchers plan ahead for IP and licensing; industry collaboration, technology transfer and company building; the support ecosystem for entrepreneurs and start-ups, and how university researchers and technology transfer offices benefit from getting involved.

Register here

Mark your calendars for these upcoming webinars:

~ July 18th, 2023 5:30 PM  -5 GMT (SPANISH) Tech Transfer Success Stories: How Scientists Have Commercialized Their Research Successfully with Susana Lau Panelists: Rafael Sotelo, Adolfo Nemirovsky,  Susana Fiorentino Gomez

~ August 15th, 2023 5:30 PM  -5 GMT (SPANISH) From Invention to Innovation: Routes and Alternatives for a Researcher to Convert an Invention into Innovation Adopted by the Market with Constanza Nieto

Travel Grants Available

As part of this program, IEEE Entrepreneurship will sponsor two travel grants to participate in the IEEE Entrepreneurship workshop in Panama City, from September 11-15.

The travel grant will cover:

  • Travel ticket from/to Panama City from September 11-September 15
  • Hotel
  • Meals
  • Workshop program

Minimum requirements:  

  • IEEE member from Region 9 (Mexico, Central America, South America, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic)
  • Attendance to all of the  4 webinars and previously signed up in the application form

Evaluation criteria: 

  • Potentially working on research
  • Interest in tech transfer and commercialization
  • Researchers whose projects have more market potential and are more advanced in their process (proved prototype) will be considered first.
  • Other criteria to be considered according to the IEEE Entrepreneurship Workshop

Apply here.

Our previous webinars:

Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer in Driving Innovation and Economic Growth with Omar Zahr

What is deep-tech and why is its innovation important for the economy and society? In this webinar, we’ll be defining deep-technology innovation; looking at the challenges and advantages of deep-technology innovation over incremental innovation; definining disruption, and examining the market and regulatory barriers to implementation.

Join us to learn about development timelines, the high costs and long development timelines, examples of successful deep-technology innovations, and why now is a great time to be doing deep-technology innovation.

Links to the webinars will be posted as available.