Good growth for VU tech transfer numbers

The value of technology transfers at Vanderbilt University rose to more than $24 million in the year ended June 30. That was more than four times the amount generated three years earlier. Among the highlights of the past year for Assistant Vice Chancellor Alan Bentley and his team were deals with Bristol-Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca and Parker-Hannifin.

Bentley pointed to two key metrics — the number of invention disclosures and licenses executed — to illustrate CTTC’s growth. The center executed 82 licensing transactions last year, a 60 percent increase compared to the average for the previous three years.

Sep 30, 2013 7:10 AM

VUMC tech transfer group seeks more local connections

Point man 'very close' to local funding agreements
Jul 17, 2012 2:42 PM

Venture Incite gets first leader

Solidus venture has three projects on deck
Mar 15, 2011 7:39 AM

Pathfinder gets $4M infusion

TNInvestcos lead Series B round for medical device maker
Jun 1, 2010 11:35 AM

Cromwell, Schmisseur leaving TTDC

Two will 'pursue entrepreneurial interests in the private sector'
May 26, 2010 3:00 PM

TSU looks to shape research consortium

Milt Capps has the lowdown on efforts to form the Capital City Research Consortium, a group that would improve the region's technology transfer system.
Feb 2, 2010 8:19 AM

From R&D to revenue

How Vanderbilt is turning greater-good research into cash [From our print edition featured in Monday's City Paper]
Nov 15, 2009 11:26 AM

Monetizing the mission

From genetic markers to spinach's solar power, a look at some promising studies being conducted at Vanderbilt [From our print edition featured in Monday's City Paper]
Nov 15, 2009 11:03 AM

TTDC envisions its own 2.0

Milt Capps sums up some of the strategic changes being envisioned by the leadership of the Tennessee Technology Development Corp. as they face a potentially tough fight to secure new funding next spring. Among the ideas being floated is an intermediary role piggybacking on the new TNInvestco program.
... TTDC management has raised the possibility of asking the TTDC board to consider supporting the spinning-out of TTDC's Tennessee Capital Formation Board, to create the "TCFB IP Holding Company," which could help manage the licensing of intellectual property from universities, research institutions and companies to entrepreneurs.
Oct 27, 2009 8:28 AM

Fischer resigns from Battelle

Former Sundquist aide leaves R&D organization less than three months after major promotion
Mar 12, 2009 12:03 PM