Wed. Nov 30th, 2022

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) – Glad Tech Tuesday. I’m Melanie Moron right here at US Innovate and I’m joined with Jim O’Connell. Jim, thanks a lot for becoming a member of us right now.

Very glad to be right here.

So inform me, what you do right here at UF?

My title is the Assistant Vice President of Commercialization, and in brief, what which means is that I’m accountable for changing a billion {dollars} in analysis out of the college analysis arm to get it, transfer it on, and get it into the general public good.

And what’s a Standing Innovation Award?

Standing Innovation is about recognizing our innovators, and that’s the individuals who invent and give you all of the invention disclosures on an annual foundation, after which additionally recognizing the one who we really feel has carried out probably the most to truly transfer that know-how out into the general public good. This 12 months was Dr. Barry Burn.

And why is that this so essential to acknowledge these inventors?

School want the suggestions. They should perceive that what they do is impactful and never simply by ready for an organization success however for getting that suggestions that look, we’d like that disclosure out of your analysis and we acknowledge you for it.

This marks the fifth 12 months of Standing Innovation, what are you wanting ahead to within the subsequent 5 years?

Subsequent 5 years, that’s huge. I might say we’re wanting ahead to extra firm success, elevated variety of disclosures, and a rise within the number of completely different sorts of disclosures we get.

Why is that this so essential to make use of UF Innovate Tech Licensing for any startups?

As a result of we’re quantity two within the nation, we’re actually quantity two within the nation. We’re actually good at what we do and we do it right here in Gainesville, went Gainesville Discussion board.

And to wrap up this occasion, what had been your ideas on it?

I’d love with the ability to acknowledge the adventures, the Innovators, after I get the phrase out, that we’re enthusiastic about listening to extra in your disclosures and need to say that we will’t do it with out you.

And for anybody who’s trying to invent something and be a startup in an organization, what’s your recommendation to them?

Get in contact with us early.

Thanks, Jim, for becoming a member of us right now. And that’s it for right now’s Tech Tuesday episode. We’ll catch you subsequent week

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