Chapter 5: Industrial Collaboration and Innovation

Last updated on 2019/11/15 by Court

5.1.1 Foundational Agreements to Establish Industry Collaboration and Innovation
5.1.2 Establishing the Membership Agreement
5.1.3 Industrial Membership Rights and Responsibilities
5.1.4 Engaging Industrial Consortia, Regulatory Agencies, & Industry Associations
5.1.5 Involving Foreign Firms

5.2.1 R&D and Commercialization Strategies to Serve Industry
5.2.2 Attracting Corporate Members
5.2.3 Engaging with Industry Members
5.2.4 Benefits and Challenges of Interacting with ERCs
5.2.5 Driving Toward Self Sufficiency

5.3.1 Defining the ERC Innovation Ecosystem
5.3.2 Intellectual Property Management and Delivery
5.3.3 Engagement of Innovation Partners
5.3.4 Real and Perceived Conflict of Interest
5.3.5 Education Programs with Industry
5.3.6 Role of Venture Capitalists and Other Investors

5.4.1 Requirements and Functions of the ILO Position
5.4.2 Critical Qualifications, Experiences, and Characteristics of a Successful ILO
5.4.3 Most Satisfying Aspects of the Role
5.4.4 Most Difficult Aspects of the Role

5.5.1 Importance of NSF Imprimatur to ERCs
5.5.2 NSF Support for Industrial Liaison
5.5.3 NSF Program Director Role in Industrial Liaison
5.5.4 NSF as Evangelist and Shepherd