The CHIPS Act was a good start—now we can take these three steps to further supercharge innovation

August 31, 2022
The U.S. will need to build the deepest possible talent base, and then clear the way for that talent to do its best possible work. This article was originally published on Fast Company. Read More

Why Wellspring Chose to Raise Capital in 2022

July 14, 2022
Today, Wellspring announced a significant capital raise. You can read the press release to learn more about Resurgens, our new growth partners, and the deal itself. In this post, I’d like to focus on the bigger picture — why it made sense to raise a fresh round of capital, why 2022 was the right... Read More

The Critical Difference Between Core And Strategic Innovation

March 14, 2022
This article was originally published on Chief Executive, a Chief Executive Group community. If your strategic innovation is failing, you may want to take a closer look. It may not be the kind of innovation you think it is—or what your company really needs. Imagine two different companies, each... Read More

Rethinking Innovation Investment: Where CFOs Should Start

August 09, 2021
This article was originally published on Strategic CFO 360, a Chief Executive Group community. For CFOs, one of the murkiest decisions on a quarterly—and yearly—basis is what they plan to do about their organization’s innovation investments. To really get innovation correct organizations must... Read More

America’s National Innovation System Needs an Upgrade

April 30, 2021
It has been 75 years since Vannevar Bush wrote in Science: the Endless Frontier that “without scientific progress, no amount of achievement in other directions can insure our health, prosperity, and security as a nation in the modern world.” This call-to-arms jump-started a golden age for the... Read More

Tips for Intellectual Property Alerts

July 07, 2020
As your organization’s researchers innovate, your intellectual property (IP) portfolio exponentially grows over time. However, that does not always mean that the number of staff members in your TTO grows alongside it. As a result, it is necessary to develop new strategies to make your team’s... Read More

Thinking with Portals

June 01, 2020
Organized workflow management can make or break an office. As soon as a staff member logs into Sophia, they play a role in enabling your team to develop and grow a robust portfolio of technologies and IP. How can you support this process as a system administrator? Read More

Why Does BI Matter? Your Portfolio is Growing

May 05, 2020
In North America, the AUTM Licensing Activity Survey reports annual disclosures have increased 24% over the past 7 years, resulting in cumulative patents under management growing at an exponential rate. Simultaneously, universities and hospitals have not expanded staff systematically to oversee... Read More

SoftBank And Wellspring Announce Channel Partnership Agreement

October 04, 2017
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The Hidden Results: Why Some TTOs Reported 46% More Licensing Revenue in the AUTM Survey

February 26, 2016
It’s no secret that university technology commercialization is flourishing. Corporate sponsorship of university research has grown over 50% in the last few years, universities reported almost double the number of start-ups compared to a decade ago, and we have witnessed year-on-year, sustained... Read More
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