Since its humble beginning in 1997 as the Office of Intellectual Property Management, once an office of two, UNHInnovation (UNHI) has grown and transformed into a team of over 30 people and a strong presence on campus and in the state. Between our five units, (i.e. Intellectual Asset Management, Strategic Partnerships, the Entrepreneurship Center, the InterOperability Lab, and the Connectivity Research Center), we work hard to protect, support, and promote UNH ideas and innovations, and build bridges between the university and the business community in many different ways.
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?”