Technology representatives of research universities and energy companies from across the United States are coming to Cleveland, as Case Western Reserve University hosts the Smart Power and Energy Storage Solutions Partnering Forum Oct. 26-27.
The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) event is about building strong industry-academia partnerships necessary to advance energy storage technologies more quickly to commercial use. Case Western Reserve’s Technology Transfer Office (TTO), along with AUTM, will host the event at Tinkham Veale University Center.
The intent is to provide a “one-stop shop” for technology commercialization managers and industry scouts to develop strong business relationships through panel discussions and group and one-on-one meetings.
For example, Case Western Reserve plans to present a lightweight fuel cell assembly—patented technology aimed at producing a flexible fuel cell stack with a proton exchange membrane.
Among the highlights will be presentations from AUTM’s various industry partners, focusing on technological areas of interest and how to best work with their companies.
“The strong partnering focus makes this an economical and efficient deal-making conference for both technology commercialization offices and industry,” said Senior Licensing Officer Mike Allan in Case Western Reserve’s TTO.
TTO and AUTM hosted a similar forum on medical imaging in 2014 at Cleveland’s Global Center for Health Innovation with great success, Allan said.
“We expect the AUTM Smart Power and Energy Storage Solutions Partnering Forum to be equally as effective for participants,” Allan said.