We’re always on the lookout for first-class resources to help you stay on top of what’s happening in the tech transfer world and to help your TTO or commercialization outfit thrive.
It’s been a few months since our last roundup of tech transfer resources and since then, we’ve found (and created) even more blogs, articles, social media accounts and more that might be useful for you
The Hottest Fields For Innovations
Right now, two markets drawing significant interest (and funding) from industry partners are Femtech and sustainability.
Femtech is exploding and it’s so exciting to watch. Did you know that $200 billion goes towards Femtech products every year? Femtech: An Industry Overview lists the top five growth opportunities that TTOs, academics and industry partners should know. (BCC Research)
For innovation inspiration in the Femtech space, check out Kindara and Ava.
Why is sustainability such a hot market? Because it’s no longer just an act of goodwill for businesses; it’s required for their success in the marketplace. Hewlett Packard’s doing it right. (BCC Research)
The chemical industry is particularly ripe for sustainability innovations. (BCC Research and Chemical Industry Digest)
This company is prioritizing sustainability in the bioremediation space by harnessing fungi to decompose toxic waste in the environment. (BCC Research)
For more innovation inspiration in the sustainability and circular economy space, check out these 5 disruptors. (World Economic Forum)
Along with Femtech and sustainability, Virtual Reality (VR) offers a wealth of opportunities for inventors and innovators. The VR market is expected to grow more than 60% annually through 2022. (BCC Research)
Tips For Crafting the Perfect Pitch
When it comes to pitching an innovation to investors and industry partners (or, let’s face it, to anyone), it’s crucial to know how audiences think and what they want to hear.
The following resources provide tips, best practices and examples to help your inventors pitch successfully.
“Tell your story. Sell your story, not your product.” We’ve all heard that before. Here’s how to make that story truly captivating during a pitch meeting. Are you emphasizing the narrative before jumping into facts and figures? (Emory Tech Transfer Blog---one of our all-time favorites)
What do venture capitalists want to hear from entrepreneurs in a pitch? Take a deep dive into how they think. (NFX)
What to do before, during and after a pitch meeting. Preparation and confidence are crucial. (AUTM)
The federal government offers several resources to support entrepreneurs. Researchers should be prepared for an application process, which will require some sort of industry pitch. (Emory Tech Transfer Blog)
Tech Transfer Social Media
@TechTransferTactics publishes gated and ungated content about a wide variety of topics in the commercialization world. This is a helpful account to follow for the latest tech transfer news around the world.