One issue TTO’s might face is a passiveness in their immediate context: no breakthrough research being produced, little to no entrepreneurship, few start-ups and/or innovative ideas. This results in a limited engagement of researchers in technology transfer activities.
An important part of the work of LU Innovation System is providing commercialization support to individual researchers or students. It employs business developers with many years of experience from both research and business, as well as patent engineers, a communications officer and a lawyer who can help with the process.
LU Innovation is a great example of a pro-active approach in engaging researchers in technology transfer. They run multiple initiatives all aimed at promoting innovation by scouting ideas/technologies from the PRO and incentivizing researchers to disclose IP.