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This is the Helpdesk’s page dedicated to our podcasts, small interviews in which technology transfer experts, inventors, and entrepreneurs share their experiences and ideas about innovation at large.

Technology commercialization in Chinese universities
The focus of this podcast is on technology commercialization efforts in Chinese universities, and it will help the audience understand what the actual situation in China is, and what it means to foreign companies and universities collaborating with Chinese universities. The podcasts also covers the nature and quality of the efforts to manage the commercialization of university-created IP assets For those interested in the topic, the topics dealt with in this podcast are the subject of an article written by Ziv Rotenberg, which was recently published in IAM Magazine (issue 79).

Ziv Rotenberg

Ziv Rotenberg is the founder of Group8 Consultants, a Beijing-based China-focused intellectual property consulting company. Ziv works with technology SMEs, investors and research institutions in China, both domestic and foreign, assisting them in understanding their IP environment, building and leveraging strategic IP assets to create value, incorporate IP into their business strategy and manage IP risks and opportunities. He also advises on IP aspects of strategic transactions, tech transfer and other IP-related issues. Ziv is also conducting IP-related research at China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing and serves as a mentor for startups at Tsinghua University x-lab and at Chinaccelerator. Prior to coming to China in 2011, Ziv worked on complex IP cases for two of Israel’s top IP law firms, representing some of the world’s largest companies in complex deals and disputes. He has unique experience and insight on how IP and business combine together, in the China context and in the global context.

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Bart Kolodziejczyk

Bart Kolodziejczyk is a nanoscientist and energy expert. In addition to a PhD in materials engineering from Monash University, he has three Master’s Degrees, in mechanical engineering from Rzeszow University of Technology, in renewable energy from University of Iceland and University of Akureyri, and project management from Stockholm University. His professional work covers a breadth of his personal interests, with focuses on nanotechnology, microelectronics, commercialization, innovation and startups. He’s also very active in science policy and science diplomacy. Previously, Bart worked and advised for the United Nations, European Commission and OECD among few other international organizations. Dr. Kolodziejczyk has co-funded two start-ups and two not-for-profit organizations. Currently, working on a new venture to help the scientific community with research funding. He has won several high-profile awards, and he was named Future Leader by the World Forum on Ecosystem Governance. More recently, he’s been named Fellow of the Global Young Academy and MIT Innovator Under 35.

Efrat Kasznik

The speaker interviewed for the EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk by Luca Escoffier is Efrat Kasznik, President of Foresight Valuation Group in Silicon Valley and a Lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Efrat is a valuation expert, with over 20 years of experience in the valuation and commercialization of intellectual property and emerging technologies. She is a member of the leadership of the Licensing Executives Society, High Tech Sector, where she chairs the IOT committee. She has been listed on the IAM 300 list of Leading IP Strategists for 4 years in a row, and has been a frequent speaker in IP and business conferences. Throughout her career, Efrat has also been a co-founder and CFO of telecom and cleantech startups, and is currently an advisor to startups, incubators and investors in Silicon Valley, Europe and Israel.

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Arundeep Pradhan

The speaker interviewed for the EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk by Luca Escoffier is Arundeep Pradhan. Arundeep is a pioneer in the field of technology transfer.  He began his career at the University of Utah and subsequently spent five years at Colorado State University. He is the former Associate Vice President of Technology Transfer and Business Development at Oregon Health & Science University where he managed industry collaborations, business development, entrepreneurship, technology licensing and intellectual property.  In addition, he was the president of the Association of University Technology Managers in 2009 and the interim CEO of a startup biotech company. Arundeep is currently president of Apio, a consulting firm that he co-founded in 2012.

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