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Engaging with Academics and Tech Transfer Offices - Simon Handford, TTO and Angela Fonceca, Academic

In this episode of LSWA Investor Meets Innovator, Host Tracey Wilkinson talks with Simon Handford and Angela Fonceca about the challenges and complexities of tech transfer offices and taking research to commercialisation. They discuss the challenges of taking an innovation from academia and industry, the slow pace of negotiations, issues with funding commitments from industry partners, and the role of technology transfer offices in aiding researchers.

They talk about the importance of managing expectations with various stakeholders and balancing academic records with commercialisation efforts, and the pressure on researchers and the need for clear communication to protect their work.

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