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Talking Tech Transfer with Ian Tracey

Updated: Oct 26, 2021

In early September, we were joined by Anchored In’s Ian Tracey to discuss the exciting changes happening in the UK Technology Transfer sector.

We put a few questions to Ian to get his expert view on what we’ve seen happen and what we might see coming over the horizon.

Ian Tracey
Ian Tracey, Co-founder of Anchored In

1. What have been the big changes in the last 10 years?

Change has happened on several levels. Early on, Technology Transfer was seen as just a means of augmenting lack of academic funding - and it was expected that Tech Transfer teams could quickly become self-financing. But IP protection is quite expensive and that was seen as the route to go down in all instances. The teams were building up portfolios that they could licence out later.