I’m very busy – will undertaking technology transfer activities take up a great deal of my time?
Technology transfer is rewarding in many ways but does require some time commitment.
You will need to spend time helping with activities such as:
drafting and prosecution of patents
identifying potential markets
communicating with potential licensees or users of the technology
applying for and using translational funding
These activities are not usually all required at once. Rather, you should expect to invest bits of time in a variety of ways over a long period to make your project a success.
Oxford University Innovation staff appreciate academic workloads and research priorities, and will accommodate these and assist in any way they can.