Agenda

November 4: PRE CONFERENCE DAY

Workshop 1:  Tech Transfer Essentials

Are you new to tech transfer? This course will explain the foundations of tech transfer, the basics of intellectual property, licensing, negotiations, deal structures, evaluations, and marketing research.

 

Workshop 2: Tech Transfer Valuation Course

An in-depth look at how to value technology, especially as it applies to academic licensing. We will examine concepts such as valuation vs pricing and risk, valuation methodologies, including cost, industry standards, discounted cash flow and equity as well as payment structures. We will also go over real world case studies.

November 5: CONFERENCE DAY 1

8:00-9:00
RECEPTION

Breakfast and Networking

9:00-9:30

GREETINGS

9:30-10:15

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

An Israeli Entrepreneur Tells His Story of Transforming an Academic Technology into a Major Industry Success.

10:15-11:00

International Tech Transfer Hubs Describe Their Real-Time Experiences

Yissum Hubs from China and Paraguay will discuss how they are facilitating regional commercialization of cutting-edge technologies from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. These centers are enabling the local adaptation of technologies to their respective markets, and fostering multiple collaboration models between Hebrew University researchers and local industries.

11:00-11:30

COFFEE BREAK

11:30-12:30

BREAKOUT SESSION

An International Perspective on Tech Transfer 

  • Panel A: Tech Transfer KPIs and Metrics: Old & New
    North American, Israeli & European organizations will offer perspectives on changing models.
  • Panel B:  Tech Transfer Best Practices Outside Life & Material Sciences<
    Hear from experts experienced in deal flow
12:30-13:30

LUNCH

13:30-14:30

PANEL DEBATE:

The Tech Transfer Business Model: Pros and Cons of the TTO, TTC and other Relevant Models

The TTO vs TTC: Who does it better? Top officials in both organizations “duke” it out and offer perspectives from both sides.

14:30-16:00

ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS

  • Session I: Developing a TTO Career Including Advancement & Compensation
  • Session II: Building the Case for Tech Transfer Investment with University Stakeholders
16:00-17:30

HACKATHON

Brainstorm New Models for TTOs to Collaborate With Each Other Around the Globe

An interactive session designed so that groups will come together to solve a specific challenge.

18:00-20:00

EINSTEIN GALA DINNER

November 6: CONFERENCE DAY 2

8:00-9:00
RECEPTION

Breakfast and Networking

9:00-10:30

Opening Plenary

Top International TTOs Share Historical Perspectives, War Stories & Future Predictions

TOP TTOs from Asia, Europe and Israel share their experiences

10:30-11:00

COFFEE BREAK

11:00-12:30

BREAKOUT SESSION

Innovation & Collaboration

  • Panel A: The Faculty Consultant Encouraging Innovation & Entrepreneurship With Your Researchers.
  • Panel B:  Building Collaborations with Other Institutions (Including IIAs): Allocation of Rights and Relevant Case Studies.

     

12:30-13:30

LUNCH

13:30-14:30

PANEL DEBATE

Winning The Lottery:  Revenue vs. Broader Social Impact and the Role of Licensing Today

Traditional TTOs discuss these ideas with major firms that routinely license technologies.

14:30-16:00

ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS

  • Session I:  Up-to-Date Information on Changes in IP regulation and  future predictions (US, EU & ASIA)
  • Session II:  University Seed Venture Funds – How to Use Them Wisely

     

16:00-17:30

SHOWCASE

Success Stories as Told From Different Angles: The Entrepreneur, The Academic; the Investor, The Government

18:00-20:00

SHUK-TECH

 A Night of Foodtech, Science and Innovation in Jerusalem’s Most Famous Outdoor Market

The best of food tech innovation will be on display while you enjoy dinner, drinks, and music in this legendary market bursting with creative energy.

November 7: CONFERENCE DAY 3

8:00-9:00
RECEPTION

Breakfast and Networking

9:00-10:30

Opening Plenary

The Challenges and Triumphs of Israeli Triple Helix Model: Academia, Business & Government

Academics, major multi-nationals and Israel’s Innovation Authority extrapolate on the pros and cons of Israel’s research and innovation models.

10:30-11:00

COFFEE BREAK

11:00-12:30

PARALLEL PITCH SESSIONS

The Latest Technologies From Around the World

The ultimate Innovation Showcase. This session will feature entrepreneurs, of academic spinoffs, presenting the best of their technologies. A panel of VCs will provide valuable feedback. This session is not to be missed!

  • Session I: Life Sciences & Materials
  • Session II: IT, Communications and Engineering
  • Session III:  Social Impact
12:30-13:30

CLOSING RECEPTION & AWARDS

13:30-18:00

TOUR OF THE ISRAEL ECOSYSTEM

Included Separately

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