Technology Transfer Manager, Vienna University of Technology (Austria)
Karin Hofmann, Technology Transfer Manager at TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology) Karin Hofmann works in Technology Transfer since 1999. At TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology) she was involved in the set-up of the university technology transfer office and the design of the university IPR policy. Together with external legal experts Karin developed the first model contracts for collaborative research at TU Wien and assisted the researchers in preparing and negotiating Research Agreements. Karin Hofmann gives lectures in the field of “Technology exploitation” at TU Wien since 2005 and is LES trainer since 2010. She is vice president of LES Austria and past chair of the LESI Industry University Government Transactions Committee. Within the university technology transfer office she is responsible for patenting and commercialization of university inventions in the fields of mechanical engineering, civil engineering and physics.
University technology transfer offices (TTO’s) typically have as their institutional objectives identifying, creating and commercializing intellectual property (IP) being created on their campuses as well as the generation of royalty revenues. However, TTO’s are increasingly being asked to develop and manage a range of new functions including technology maturation funds, the entrepreneurial ecosystem on campus, […]