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Commercialization of MIT Technologies

January 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Have you ever wondered how technology that’s developed in academic institutions is converted into a product for the public?


This process is known as technology transfer, and tech transfer professionals at research organizations all over the world evaluate new inventions, protect intellectual property, and license the technology to third parties, such as start-up ventures or existing companies, for development and commercialization. You’ll hear from Lauren Foster and Deirdre Zammit, Associate Directors of the TLO, about the strategic approach MIT takes to move innovations from the bench to the marketplace.


This event is open to the MIT Community only.


January 17
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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MIT Technology Licensing Office
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Building 4, Room 149 at MIT
182 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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