Licensing, Partnering, And Funding

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
Austin, Texas
3:00-5:00pm  Program
5:00-6:00pm  Cocktails and Networking

Complimentary • By invitation only

[ Commercialization Series ]

Exclusively for UT faculty and their research teams


INDUSTRY EXPERTS REPRESENTING a spectrum of technologies will take UT researchers through what corporations are looking for in a partner, the “ins and outs” of licensing, funding strategies, and much more. This forum will also explore corporate partnering strategies that bridge the transition from lab to market. Cocktail hour and networking to follow the program.

[ Intel ] [ Pfizer ] [ Aramco ] [ Winstead ]

Speakers from major corporations such as Intel, Pfizer, and legal representation from Winstead PC will present on these topics and more:

  • Licensing agreements: why precise definitions and clear language are important; key terms, such as improvements, milestones, diligence, payments, and terminations
  • After understanding the licensing agreement: why it’s paramount to have a clear picture of what industry looks for in a university licensing deal
  • What is the process regarding the decision to license?
  • What is due diligence, and why does it matter?
  • How does industry define “success“?
  • How can universities do a better job attracting and meeting the needs of corporate partners?
Complimentary • By invitation only



Cocktail reception and networking



[ Dr. Juan Sanchez, UT Austin ] Juan SanchezWelcome remarks
Vice President for Research
The University of Texas at Austin
[ Dan Sharp, OTC ] Dan SharpModerator
Associate VP for Research/Director,
Office of Technology Commercialization
The University of Texas at Austin
[ Anupam Srivastava, Intel Capital ] Anupam SrivastavaPanelist
Managing Director and Member of the Investment Committee
Intel Capital
[ Intel ]
[ Ron Newbold, Pfizer ] Ron NewboldPanelist
Vice President, External R&D Innovation, Americas and Europe/Worldwide Research & Development
[ Pfizer ]
[ Daniel Carter, Aramco ] Daniel CarterPanelist
Investment Director
Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures US
[ Aramco ]
[ Alex Allemann, Winstead PC ] Alexander AllemannPanelist
Winstead PC
[ Winstead ]



AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

[ Photo: ATT Executive Education and Conference Center ]

The AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center brings to life the university’s mission to drive economic and social progress in Texas, the nation and the world. Opportunities abound to interface with the university’s resources and experts to inspire intellectual growth. Likewise, conducting business with the university, the legislature, state agencies, and corporations in downtown Austin has never been more convenient.

As the official communications partner of the center, AT&T has deployed the latest technology to enrich the communications and learning experience for both conferees and guests. Wireless access everywhere—from meeting spaces to lobbies to guest rooms—keeps the focus on learning.

The center’s rich technological features provide meeting planners with a diversity of options in delivering quality educational events. A flexible 40,000 square feet of meeting space offers 37 rooms ranging from a multimedia amphitheatre and divisible ballroom to tiered and traditional classrooms with superior connectivity, plus breakout rooms to support small group work.

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX


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