"Most of the organizations generating Intellectual Property could gain a lot more by fully exploiting their potential for commercialization. Proactively resorting to avenues like technology licensing could bring in additional revenues into the companies to further fund their R&D activities and remain competitive," said Mr. K. Vijayaraghavan, Honorary President, Society for Technology Management (STEM), while announcing the STEM annual summit.
Innovations abound across all segments and disciplines in the world, be it agricultural, engineering, or life and health sciences. Stakeholders are constantly on their toes recognizing, evaluating and adopting technologies to meet current or future world needs. Technology managers drive innovations and facilitate effective changes. They market and present pioneering technologies to the right partners for efficient technology commercialization and profitability. It is imperative that technology management professionals update their knowledge base with changing times and market dynamics. To address several critical questions pertaining to effective and sustainable technology management, STEM will hold its Annual Summit on May 15-17 2013 in Chennai to focus on empowering technology transfer professionals with effective tools to act as drivers of change.
The three-day event will host prominent international and domestic speakers in the Intellectual Property, technology transfer & licensing management domains from the USA, Europe, Asia-Pacific and India. The program, focusing on integrating local, regional and global perspectives on technology management and licensing, will adopt a holistic approach to connect the worlds of technology and business using contemporary learning methodologies, case studies, experiential and project-based education, and advanced learning platforms. Participants will get a chance to interact with leading technology management experts, faculty, and professional services firms.
The event will witness the participation of professionals in technology management, Intellectual Property management, business development, licensing, law, policy framing and more. The three-day program will provide insights on how Intellectual Property can be leveraged for enhancing and enduring a competitive edge and feature topics on global technology transfer, licensing strategies of institutions and companies in developing and developed nations, best practices in licensing, technology marketing, post-licensing management, etc. The event will foster entrepreneurship and provide a forum for the participants to gain through global knowledge exchange. The STEM summit will highlight current best practices in technology management while introducing participants to newer concepts and mechanisms. It will also provide an opportunity to display and demonstrate innovative technologies developed by start-ups, incubators and institutions during its exclusive 'Technology Showcasing' event to attract early commercialization interest.
STEM (www.stemglobal.org) is a not-for-profit organization, which provides a facilitative environment for successful technology transfer processes and promotes best practices in technology management in India through the development of technology management professionals in diverse science and technology disciplines. Technology Management Professionals provide guidance and assistance to inventors and corporations in matters of intellectual property protection, management and transfer through licensing.
Susheel Kumar, Society for Technology Management (STEM), +91 (40) 30160237 / 30160333