Dr. Hikoko Sato, a technology-transfer specialist representing a consortium of 10 universities and two technology-licensing centers in Japan, has begun a four-month training residency at our supporting member the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator, in the City of Dunkirk. For the official university news release, click the first link.
Dr. Sato's residency is funded by the participating Japanese institutions and the national Ministry of Economics, Trade and Industry (METI). One of her goals is to bring back to Japan a better understanding of the role of university-affiliated incubators within the SUNY system for intellectual-property management and technology licensing.
While she is in residence, Dr. Sato will also examine ways to connect university faculty and incubator tenants to opportunities for collaboration and cross-licensing with members of her consortium.