The age-old interaction between industry and academia has developed a broad spectrum of relationships. As the interface becomes more sophisticated, a wider variety of collaborative contracts have become available. TTOs are facilitating upstream consultancy, services and Research and Development alliances, as well as downstream traditional licensing. This session is about the range of different perspectives a TTO needs to harness in order to be successful in this ecosystem.
The speakers will offer two dynamic perspectives about how they approach this challenge. A local industrial community is a rich source of partners, as is the wider industrial community across the sector. How can these links be enhanced?