Monday, May 5, 2014

Fascinating Presentation By Jacobs Technion Cornell Innovation Institute Director Adam Shwartz To Roosevelt Island Residents - Game Changing Connective Media Curriculum, New Intellectual Licensing Framework & No Military Research

A fascinating presentation was given by the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute Director Adam Shwartz

to members of the Roosevelt Island Cornell Community Construction Task Force last April 28. Professor Shwartz described the history of the Haifa based Technion Israel Institute Of Technology and its plans for the new,game changing Connective Media curriculum planned for Cornell NYC Tech.

Here's the presentation.

Part 1.

Professor Shwartz then answered question from Roosevelt Island residents regarding the Jacobs Institute academic program, a new framework for intellectual property licensing agreements, military and national security research (there will be none), and campus security

Part 2.

Inside Higher Ed has more on the Jacobs Technion - Cornell Innovation Institute's intellectual property licensing framework. According to Inside Higher Ed:
In an attempt to make it easier for researchers to commercialize their work, officials at Cornell University’s New York City campus are reconsidering how they make money off intellectual property.

Instead of going through a laborious revenue-sharing negotiation with researchers who believe they have a valuable idea, an institute at Cornell Tech is going to let a set of postdocs keep exclusive license to their IP and take a fixed dollar amount of equity if the researchers create a spinoff company.

Officials believe this simple deal will cut through red tape that discourages both inventors and investors from working with academic software developers. The institution's experiment comes at a time of much debate about how universities take new technologies from collegiate laboratories to the commercial marketplace....
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