Innovation Overground dispels myth of tech transfer offices picking winners


OMAHA, Neb. (December 17, 2018)—UNeMed’s tech transfer podcast, “Innovation Overground,” recently released a new episode titled, “Picking winners.”

In this episode, Overground hosts Joe Runge, Tyler Scherr and Charlie Litton, discuss how technology transfer offices like UNeMed can pick the winners from the losers. The big secret (spoiler alert!) is that tech transfer offices don’t pick winning technologies: The market does. The crew also talk about some of the surprising results of selling inventions, even the ones that didn’t seem very marketable.

The episode also featured a couple new inventions, including a hemodialysis catheter that could save patients thousands in addition to eliminating the risk associated with replacing clogged catheters.

Innovation Overground was created to help promote academic innovation and the technology transfer and commercialization efforts at the University of Nebraska and beyond. The podcast intends to examine what it takes to advance academic inventions and discoveries beyond the research bench and into people’s lives as “actual things on a shelf.”

New episodes are published on Mondays, and are available on most podcast channels, including Google Play Music, iTunes, iHeartMusic, Podomatic, Spotify and Spreaker.

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