TLA 101: Pathways to Impact

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:00 to 13:00

Identifying important discoveries. 

Protecting and licensing inventions.

Creating startup companies. 

Maximizing impact from the results of research. 

How does it all happen?

Doug Hockstad

Doug Hockstad
Assistant Vice President

Rakhi Gibbons

Rakhi Gibbons
Director of Licensing

Bruce Burgess

Bruce Burgess
Assistant Director, Venture Development

We’ll discuss the process of identifying inventions and how TLA helps bring them to the world through commercial pathways. 

We’ll answer questions about all aspects of Tech Launch Arizona, including:

  • How do I work with the Licensing Manager dedicated to my college, and who is my LM in the first place?

  • When should I talk to my LM about my research, ideas and inventions?

  • What are the options for getting my inventions out into the world? How are licenses to existing companies different from startups?

  • What funding is available to help me develop my inventions? (Short answer: It’s called “Asset Development” funding and is offered through TLA.) 

Come and meet team members from TLA dedicated to providing knowledge and services to help take your ideas from the lab to the world.

Who should attend?

This talk will be geared toward faculty, researchers, graduate students and staff. Lunch will be provided for those who register in advance.


Event Contacts: 
Ellen Ogley
Adminsitrative Associate

Register Now: TLA 101, 9/26/19

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