Authored on 11/10/2022 - 14:48
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In search of answers to the question of how to effectively commercialize the results of research work, the Dean of the Faculty of Organization and Management, Prof. Agnieszka Zakrzewska-Bielawska, together with Prof. Magdalena Grębosz-Krawczyk and Dr Iwona Staniec, visited leading American universities - the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.

Written by Magdalena Grębosz-Krawczyk, Institute for Marketing and Sustainable Development


Boston's universities are ranked 2nd and 3rd respectively in 'The World's Most Innovative Universities' by Reuters and have been the core of the innovation ecosystem in the US for years.

Meetings with Ms Lesley Millar-Nicholson, Managing Director of the Technology Licensing Office at MIT, and Ms Yelena Bisharyan - Director of Business Development at the Office of Technology Development at Harvard University, allowed not only to identify best practices in the area of commercialization, but also to understand the importance of the university's brand and entrepreneurial culture when implementing cutting-edge solutions. During the visits, the importance of research being oriented towards practical social needs was emphasised. Methods and tools needed to motivate and support researchers were also discussed.

Meeting with Lesley Millar-Nicholson z Technology Licensing Office, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Meeting with Lesley Millar-Nicholson z Technology Licensing Office w Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The research conducted by the team from the Faculty of Organization and Management is carried out as part of the project "Strengthening commercialization potential of scientific and research units from the Lodz Voivodeship", financed by the Marshal's Office. Conclusions from the study visits will be presented, among others, during the 15th European Economic Forum - Lodz 2022.