|Technology Transfer and Incubation Center
The major functions of the NHRI's Technology Transfer and Incubation Center (TTIC) are to manage and to promote the acquired intellectual properties of the Institutes. By way of the technology transfer mechanism, it aims to fulfill the following missions of the NHRI:
- to establish collaboration relationships with the industries;
- to inspire potential R&D (research & development) momentum among the Institute's research fellows;
- to stimulate the NHRI's level of research;
- to commercialize research accomplishments and, in turn, enhance the development of the industry.
TTIC acts as a vehicle to channel NHRI's research accomplishments to the needs of the industries to transform the Institutes' intellectual properties into commercial products and services. TTIC's major functions include:
- Pertaining the Institute's strategies to intellectual property protection and technology transfer;
- Protecting and managing the Institute's intellectual properties;
- Providing legal consultations.
- Effectively administer and audit the Institute's intellectual properties:
- Acquisition of intellectual properties does not only provide solid legal protections to the intangible knowledge-based assets, but also act as a demonstration that the Institute's core competitiveness can be established and understood by these proprietary assets. By means of comprehensive controlling/auditing system, it is hopeful that the opportunity of industry-academia collaboration will be increased, thereby enhancing the development of the industry.
- Proactively utilize the in-house intellectual properties
- With the research momentum within the Institute, TTO also serves as the bridge between NHRI and the other firms outside to commercialize intellectual properties into products and services with remarkable market values. The creation of such a mutually benefited situation with the industry by way of technology transfer and industry-academia collaborations shall be able to facilitate the technology upgrading effort among the related biomedical industry, and increase national competitiveness.
- Providing legal opinions and necessary assistance towards related legislatures of the Institute and contracts with the other parties
- As the Institute's research activities increase considerably everyday, and the subsequent discoveries from these research studies also continuously pile up, there are more and more kinds of contracts being signed everyday, such as "Material Transfer Agreement", "Confidentiality Agreement", "Collaborative Research and Development Agreement", and so on. Since the drafting and the content of legal contract does not only involve professional judgment in respective research areas, but it also concerns the critical rights and obligations entailed in the contract, it is therefore TTO's responsibility to both firmly preserve the Institute's proper rights and effectively prevent from litigations.
Anticipations and Prospects
The NHRI TTIC vows to sustain the idea of being "The Manager of Intellectual Properties" to effectively plan and administer intellectual assets by way of our professionalism. By combining NHRI's research accomplishments together with the need of the industry, commercialization of the intellectual properties into products and services will create a great deal of remarkable market values. Moreover, profit generated from technology transfer can further support the Institute's research associates to work on more in-depth R&D activities, thereby facilitating the technology upgrading of the related industry, and, eventually and hopefully, increasing our national competitiveness at large.
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