• Efforts to license technology from an academic institution or to sponsor research there are stymied by academic policies or an inexperienced licensing office. SSA’s long experience with academic institutions can help forge mutually beneficial agreements.

• A technology’s IP strength must be assessed before reaching a decision to in-license or launch a start-up. SSA’s broad knowledge of science and technology and experience with patents can help to quickly reject losers and spot potential winners.

• Small companies may require part-time IP consulting to help manage their intellectual property and to strategize with researchers and attorneys to get the best IP portfolio for their business plans.

• Academic technology licensing offices sometimes need short-term consulting support and can benefit from SSA’s deep experience in academic technology transfer.

Looking for a new technology to base products around? SSA’s contacts with Boston area academic institutions can help find products and researchers in specified areas of interest.