Tech Comm offers a unique opportunity for those with an advanced degree who are interested in technology commercialization, intellectual property and business development to gain valuable experience in technology transfer, marketing and licensing. The Technology Commercialization Fellow will work closely with the Senior Marketing Manager and Technology Licensing Officers to market and license technologies as well as facilitate industry research partnerships. The position will provide tuition benefits and the flexibility to pursue an MBA, if of interest, while working at Tech Comm. The position is a 12-month appointment, annually renewable for a maximum of three years.
â— Maintain marketing and licensing website. â— Produce content for the marketing and licensing website. â— Respond to inquiries from licensees and potential licensees in a timely manner. â— Develop a robust active marketing process including contact management and technology categorization system. â— Investigate and support new marketing tools such as social media, podcasts, videos, etc. â— Facilitate technology listings and marketing via third-party platforms. â— Promote available technologies to potential licensees. â— Work with Licensing Officers to develop and execute marketing campaigns.
â— Assist with execution and management of licenses or other related agreements. â— Gather market intelligence (e.g. market size, competition, regulatory requirements) and develop business case for select technologies. â— Collect “Voice of Customer” feedback on specific technologies.
Other Duties as Assigned (15%)
Similar to others in the Licensing, Strategy and Venture groups, the Technology Commercialization Fellow may be requested or volunteer to be involved in other projects or temporary assignments. Examples include but are not limited to: â— Support university-industry research partnerships (corporate engagement) (e.g. developing experts list in response to company interests) â— Participate in technology project teams and support of technology commercialization programs (e.g. MIN-Corps, MnBridge) â— Benchmarking activities â— Attendance at trade shows and conferences â— Documentation of processes, best practices and standard operating procedures â— Present at entrepreneurial seminars for faculty and graduate students.
â— Graduate or professional degree (PhD, DDS, DVM, MD, JD or equivalent) â— BS degree in basic or applied life sciences - biological, agricultural, plant science, genetics, environmental or health sciences â— Understanding of the academic research environment
â— Strong verbal and written communication skills â— Demonstrated teamwork, collaboration, and partnering skills â— Demonstrated experience explaining technical topics to a lay person and/or audience â— Demonstrated ability to simultaneously work on multiple projects
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