UNHInnovation is very excited to welcome Ellen Christo, our new Manager of Strategic Partnerships! Ellen joined the UNHI team in March, bringing with her a veritable heap of professional expertise and industry contacts. Ellen will serve as the bridge between the University of New Hampshire and the business community. She will help businesses to utilize university resources and commercialize intellectual property, which will in turn benefit the public by promulgating the fruits of the extensive research and development undertaken at UNH.
Hello! My name is Mauricio and during the month of April, I was a visiting scholar at UNHInnovation.
I work as a licensing manager for the University of Costa Rica (UCR)’s Office for the Management and Transfer of Knowledge for Innovation (PROINNOVA), which serves as its intellectual property licensing office, akin to UNHInnovation’s role in the University of New Hampshire (UNH).
As a UNH graduate student, I have been interning with UNHInnovation (UNHI) to learn more about copyright law and the future of intellectual property. My research has culminated in a graduate studies project, a Creative Works Symposium. The goal of this project is to better inform faculty and students about the impact of intellectual property rights on universities and to answer questions faculty or students may have in regards to intellectual property, including copyright and trademark laws.
One of the elements of my job that I really enjoy is presenting to UNH faculty, staff, and students about technology transfer. What is it? Why do we do it? How do we do it? Over the years, a common reaction to these questions has been: “Why do I need to care about commercialization?”