Johns Hopkins Technology Transfer: There's an App for That
IPhone, iPad and Motorola Droid users can now,
with the touch of a button, instantly access the Johns Hopkins Technology
Transfer office (http://www.techtransfer.jhu.edu/.)
The new, free app allows anyone to easily connect to the office, which
operates as the licensing arm for technologies developed by Hopkins
faculty and staff and links entrepreneurs and investors with cutting-edge
advances in science.
It is thought to be the first such app linking
users to university-based tech-transfer operations.
"We try and find homes for technology,"
says Wes Blakeslee, executive director of the Hopkins Technology Transfer
office. "With this new app, users have quick access to what is
happening at Hopkins' tech transfer office in real time. With one touch,
venture capitalists and interested licensors can connect with JHTT and
learn about investment opportunities, faculty can share their latest
innovations and students can see how their research can have real-world
Hopkins officials say they hope the accessibility
provided by the new app will bring in new business for the tech transfer
office and educate more people to the vast opportunities - for education,
investment, patent application assistance - available there.