Technology Transfer (TT) Services
Innovation Management Training for Universities & Research Institutions
We have designed our Innovation Management Training to respond to the needs of universities
and research institutions in emerging regions that are new to exploring tech transfer
and commercialization mechanisms or looking to expand or diversify their tech transfer
Technology Transfer Symposium: Beyond the Ivory Tower©
A comprehensive series of customized panels, discussions, and site visits developed
to promote dialogue and networking for tech transfer policymakers and innovation
managers. Participants obtain first-hand insights from practitioners in the United
States and around the world. More.
Matchmaking with Industry ("Seeds to Needs") for TT Offices
We support TT offices that seek to match research output (from universities and
research institutions) to the needs of industry partners. Larta’s "Seeds to Needs"
service seeks to foster collaborative relationships (licensing, acquisition, joint
development & research, alliances and strategic linkages) between industrial partners,
universities and research institutions. More.
Commercial Acceleration of Innovations for Universities
Larta helps university leaders to assess, nurture, and accelerate the commercial
market readiness of university-based projects. We have 10+ years’ experience in
providing methodologies and practical hands-on training as well as access to market
experts to help entrepreneurially-minded researchers discover and validate new markets,
applications, and partners. More.
Our Clients and Programs
Larta Institute, along with Loma Linda University, has recently executed the third
and final year of the Inter-University Technology Bundling Project (IUTBP). The
project is funded by a grant from a National Science Foundation (NSF) program–Partnerships
for Innovation–which promotes innovation by bringing together a variety of collaborators:
colleges and universities, state and local governments, private sector firms, and
“This Virtual Bundling Agent (VBA) program” was piloted to great success in 2005
and 2006 with the support of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Now entering
a closing phase of its Kauffman pilot funding, in which it will bring commercial
deals to completion and will document its entire model for expansion and further
roll-out, VBA is already enhancing the regional infrastructure for innovation and
is building a model for national impact.
NETWORK T2 is a major consortium of universities and research institutions focused
on the goal of connecting new innovations with the marketplace. NETWORK T2 is one
of the largest groups of its kind ever created, with 19 members. The member institutions
conduct over $2.23 billion each year in R&D, forming one of the world's largest
research networks and one of the nation's leading engines of economic growth.
Under the Larta Institute's management, the institutions in NETWORK T2 will serve
as magnets on their respective campuses for new technologies that have potential
for commercialization. NETWORK T2 will provide the institutions a common platform
and a set of resources to link technologies and business opportunities and to smooth
the process of technology transfer. NETWORK T2 will serve to attract federal and
corporate funds to the participating universities to stimulate commercialization.