He or she will be an intermediary between academia and the business sector.
- The decision to employ a technology broker is a natural step for the University, which aims to make the transfer of knowledge from science to industry even more efficient and to accelerate the commercialisation process. This will enable us to more effectively exploit the potential inherent in the discoveries and research results developed by SUM scientists. As a medical university, we are responsible for actively supporting the process of translating these achievements into actual products and services that can improve the health and well-being of society," explains Professor Edward Wylęgała, SUM's Vice-Chancellor for Development and Technology Transfer.
What will the technology broker do ?
First and foremost, it will identify, analyse and promote innovative solutions originating from scientific research conducted at the Silesian Medical University. It is an expert who acts as an intermediary between the academic environment and the business sector, supporting the commercialisation of inventions and technologies.
- The main goal of technology brokers is to transform exceptional scientific achievements into real products and services, and in the case of a university such as SUM, it is obviously about products that can improve health and quality of life and support the development of the medical industry, says Wojciech Borówka, SUM's technology broker.
He specialises in the transfer (translating) of research results into business practice, initiates and promotes technological development of various business entities and contributes to the modernisation of their operations by implementing innovative product, process and organisational solutions.
- My plans focus on combining innovative technological solutions with the needs of the scientific and research community. My aim is to foster cooperation between scientists and entrepreneurs. I also want to create space for start-ups based on university research, enabling them to grow and scale with the support of scientific know-how," adds the SUM technology broker.