Knowledge Transfer and Commercialization

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m., Bangor Room

The University of Maine is committed to fulfilling our mission through the support of our faculty, staff, students, and external stakeholders in developing, creating, and contributing knowledge for the benefit of the State of Maine and beyond. Knowledge transfer is a key component of realizing our mission. In June 2016, President Susan J. Hunter charged Provost Jeffrey E. Hecker with convening a group to review UMaine’s existing policies, processes, and structures with regard to knowledge transfer and commercialization. The President’s goal is for UMaine to move to an “enhanced level of leadership focus and modernized policies, processes, and structure”.

Over the ensuing year Provost Hecker led a process that that resulted in a comprehensive report and recommendations for advancing knowledge transfer and commercialization at UMaine.

At this Forum, Provost Hecker will present an overview of the approach taken, key findings and recommendations, as well as next steps. UMaine community members are encouraged to attend. For those unable to attend, a video of the Forum and an opportunity to provide feedback will be available through this webpage after the Forum.

The links below lead to the video and PowerPoint presentations from the Forum:

Click here to view the December 6, 2017 Faculty Forum – Knowledge Transfer and Commercialization video on YouTube

Click here to view the PowerPoint slides (PDF)

The link below leads to important background information: