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REACH for Commercialization™ Highlighted in Webinar

Posted: April 30, 2020

The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) hosted a webinar on April 28th that highlighted Ohio State ADVANCE’s REACH for Commercialization™ in their Gender Diversity in Innovation Toolkit Virtual Roadshow.

According to the IPO, diversity in innovation is crucial to a corporation or university’s long-term success. The causes for and ways to achieve diversity in innovation are many and vary by region, organization, and other factors. A panel of experts discussed the USPTO’s Progress and Potential Report and gender diversity statistics, the USPTO’s new diversity in innovation toolkit, IPO’s Gender Diversity in Innovation Toolkit, and the AUTM University and Tech Transfer Toolkit. Speakers examined these various perspectives and discussed how these tools can be used to positively impact the diversity in innovation culture within organizations.

Karen Maples, Founder & Chief Catalyst for FutureForward, cited REACH for Commercialization™ during her presentation, noting that in the past ten years, REACH participants are associated with 307 patents filed, 96 patents issued, 53 license agreements, 44 patents published and 9 startups created.


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