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Oxford Session 4: Fates of successfully translated technologies

  • Saïd Business School, University of Oxford Park End Street OX1 1HP Oxford United Kingdom (map)

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Session 4: Fates of successfully translated technologies
In the final session of the series we explore the fates of successful start-ups and technologies. When is licencing your technology to an already established company in your sector a better route forward and when is the time right to float. Why does there seem to be a tendency for British firms in particular to be acquired by larger foreign organisations? When can this be the best outcome? We evaluate which are the most appropriate way to get your technology into the hands of those who would use it, and look at case studies of successful start-ups who have chosen each of these routes.
Speaker: Brian Graves
Brian joined Imperial Innovations in 2001 as head of the Engineering Technology Transfer team having previously gained over 20 years' experience in business development, product development and marketing in the engineering industry with John Crane Limited, a division of Smiths Group plc