TLISO Director completes KTTO Training Program
Dr. Vivian L. Moya, Director for Technology Licensing and Innovation Support Office (TLISO) and Manager of Innovation and Technology Support Office (ITSO) had successfully completed four (4) modules of the USAID STRIDE Knowledge and Technology Transfer Offices (KTTO) Training Program which culminated with an awarding ceremony last February 23, 2018 ate the Mercure Hotel, Ortigas, Manila.
The training Dr. Moya attended aims to develop and empower universities in IP management and technology transfer. A KTTO will serve as the conduit for connections and collaborations between the industry and the academe that will fuel the local, regional and national economies.
She completed the program which consists of four modules namely: PLAN and OPERATIONALIZE Module which discuss the set-up of the KTTO, defining its mission, goals, tactics and communication strategies; the LEARN Module’s main focus is to establish networks, build relationships, identify industry needs, structure engagements, project management and nurture relationships; CONNECT Module, on the other hand, tackles the prioritization of university assets, understanding its value, promotion of university-generated technologies, negotiating licensing agreements and understanding the market; finally, the DO Module discussed the roles of KTTO in supporting start-ups, emphasized on the philosophy of Design Thinking and how to do a Business Model Canvass.
The Certificates of Completion and Recognition were awarded by Dr. David Hall himself, the Chief of Part, USAID STRIDE.
Samar State University was among the 15 universities that completed the second batch of the KTTO Program.