Uppsala University Innovation starts open-coaching on Zoom

2020-05-27

Hello there ... Björn Ingemarsson, advisor at UU Innovation, who will answer your questions during Innovation hour.

What is Innovation hour?

"This is a new opportunity for researchers, doctoral students and other university staff to contact us at UU Innovation. The idea with Innovation hour is that it should be an easy and unpretentious way to discuss with us any questions you may have about commercialising research results, impact and collaboration with external stakeholders."

What questions can I ask?

"We do not put any restrictions to the questions – they can be specific or more general. For example, the questions may concern collaborations and agreements with external stakeholders, patents or other intellectual property rights, and opportunities to commercialise or otherwise utilise solutions based on research ideas."

"We also have a tight collaboration with other players within Uppsala's innovation system, which we can connect you with if appropriate."


Why is UU Innovation doing this?

"We are constantly trying to create new ways to contact us and to lower the threshold for an initial contact. With us, researchers, doctoral students and other university employees, can get a speaking partner regarding a wide set of issues related to accelerating the impact of research in society. We want more people to know about this. We have many activities around the university and have, for some time, spent a few hours a week at several departments, to allow for spontaneous contacts with us. Now we want to try a digital form of contact as most people in today’s situation have experience with this format."

How does Innovation hour work?

"Innovation hour is a digital meeting on Zoom. The Zoom link can be found on our website, and below, and we have drop-in between 10 and 11 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays each week. If we are in another call when you contact us, you can choose to wait or write a message, and we will get back to you as soon as we are available."

Björn Ingemarsson

Zoom link to Innovation hour

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