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U of S Industry Liaison Office (ILO). ILO Vision - Create Economic Value & Opportunity by Transferring University Research & Knowledge to Society Mission.

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1 U of S Industry Liaison Office (ILO)

2 ILO Vision - Create Economic Value & Opportunity by Transferring University Research & Knowledge to Society Mission Statement - Accelerate the Commercialization of University Research & Knowledge Objective - Client Focused & Service Oriented Philosophy

3 What Does the ILO Do? Coordinate commercialization process - Build relationships with U of S researchers, industry & government - Evaluate new inventions for commercial potential - Coordinate the intellectual property (IP) protection process - Educate university community on IP/commercialization - Invest in patenting, initial prototyping & marketing activities - Negotiate commercialization agreements with industry - Operate start-up company program

4 ILO Accomplishments New Strategic Plan - Focused on accelerating commercialization of U of S developed ideas & research with significant value to customers Strengthened Capabilities - Filled open positions & now capable of offering services to all sectors of the university & industry Opened Doors to Partnerships - Built relationships across the ILO customer base to enhance the commercialization of U of S technologies

5 Licensing Statistics Source2004/ / / / / 2009 ILO Managed Licensing Income $370,364$581,439$169,448 $1,402,306 $4,453,667** Total U of S Licensing Income $1,091,065$1,356,731$1,301,455 $2,379,773 $5,723,667

6 Fostering a Regional Innovation Environment – ILO Initiatives Commercialization Network Incubation Entrepreneur-in-Residence Innovation Fund –To increase the number of U of S start-ups/spin-offs –To increase their chances of success

7 ILO Staff Managing Director: Glen Schuler Agriculture & Biosciences team: Frank Su, Zafer Dallal Bashi Health Sciences team: Jim Cunningham, Julian Vasilescu Engineering & Physical Sciences: Clayton Ruszkowski Veterinary Medicine: Johnny Xavier Start-up Company Specialist : Lorna Shaw-Lennox Legal Team: Tom Roberts, John Parsons Information Systems: Annie Meng Financial Coordinator : Leanne McCutcheon Admin Coordinator : Janet Wilson Westlink Intern: Rex Willgren Data Intern: Victor Das

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