From Technology Transfer to Open IPR
As more and more innovation is driven by startups, the traditional models to release and transfer research findings from institutions like Universities to feed innovation, are in majority of cases outdated and broken. Leading a big portion of the research findings to be underutilized.
In most places in the world the traditional technology transfer and knowledge transfer models are not properly connected (if at all) with startup friendly models and terms with related facilitation process and services, to feed research based IP to ignite new innovation and startup teams, or to enhance the existing potential innovations in development by startups. In many places the existing Technology Transfer and IPR release terms are actually even holding back many startups from forming.
Innovation does not happen by itself and can't be validated in silos, but require mix of connecting dots, a committed and skilled team to make things happen and real interaction with real market and users to be validated as innovation.
Ideas, inventions, patents and other IPR require systematic approach and committed action to become validated as innovations, that generate new value. Potential innovation is surrounded by “volume of unknown factors”, and as such only models designed to work with this reality, should be applied and new ones developed and iterated. The core method of dealing with “unknown” is the “implement > test > measure > learn” -based validation cycle. In case of startups there is a methodology build around this cycle called “Lean Startup”, that have been broadly documented, in use globally, refined for improvements and variations created, along with variety of tools created and available to help cope with “the unknowns”.
These methodologies focus on maximising the speed and minimizing the cost, of validating assumptions and learning from them - to simply convert all the “unknown factors to knows ones” one by one.
A Startup is a committed team of entrepreneurial talent with innovation in process, in identifiable and investable form, in progress to validate and capture the value of the innovation - with target to grow fast with scalable business model for maximum impact.
Implementing Open IPR
Beyond the openness in the IPR, further value is build by embracing, sharing, openness and digital connectivity in all levels of architecture design, strategy and implementation. In addition to our concept consulting, we provide globally connected digital platform and connectivity with startup ecosystems and large corporations innovation functions around the world, along with crowdfunding based funding sources, that are based on shared source software licensing models and open API based data distribution methods.
To learn more and evaluate Open IPR as a solution for your Technology Transfer function, download the complete whitepaper.