Technology Transfer Central

Joseph Lane, MBPA
KT4TT Project Director
Presented on January 12, 2017

NtK identifies unmet needs that lead to a technology’s stepwise progression in research discovery, prototype development, and product innovation. Encompassing all activities from inception through post-launch evaluation, the model paints a complete picture of the research, development, and production processes. It also offers step-by-step decision points and guidance regarding what actions should be considered throughout the life cycle of a project.

Assistive Technology Industry Association

Jim Leahy, BS
KT4TT Co-Principal Investigator
Presented on Aug. 23, 2016

Academic researchers and industry managers can effectively collaborate to deliver evidence-based assistive technology (AT) product innovations to the marketplace. This session presents case examples of successful researcher-industry collaborations highlighting how the expertise within each sector added value to the overall innovation process. The issues considered include finding partners with required expertise, building a shared product vision, and staying in sync at various stages of research, development and commercialization. Presenters will share perspectives on what worked well and why, reflecting on useful tactics and mechanisms for effective coordination of efforts during conception, design, development and deployment of featured product examples.

Knowledge Translation Conference

KT Solutions for Overcoming Barriers to Research Use

Hosted by SEDL’s Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR)

Joseph P. Lane, MBPA 
Director, CAT
Presented on Oct. 30, 2015

"Linguistic and Conceptual Barriers that Hamper Effective Communication with Policymakers and Implementers"

Jennifer Flagg, MBA 
KT4TT Co-Investigator
Presented on Oct. 28, 2015

What to do when “the private sector/industry” is your target audience, and “informing products” and “informing patents” are among your KT goals.

Jim Leahy, BS
KT4TT Co-Principal Investigator
Presented on Oct. 26, 2015

Translating Knowledge for the Benefit of Stakeholders is of paramount importance.

Learning the method and medium for translating and disseminating new research findings is a necessary step in all research projects. Knowledge Translation should be planned and budgeted for by all researchers.

Goal is to benefit the target population of the research in the first place. Make a difference with your work!

National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research

KT Intervention Tools in Grantee Knowledge Innovations

Jim Leahy, BS
KT4TT Co-Principal Investigator
Presented on Oct. 31, 2014

This recording originally aired on October 31 of the 2014 KT Conference: Effective Media Outreach Strategies. The Knowledge Translation Centers funded by NIDRR shared information about their activities and resources to support NIDRR grantees. Part 2 included: KT for Technology Transfer (Jim Leahy), Models Systems KT Center (Dahlia Shaewitz, Cynthia Overton), National Rehabilitation Information Center (Mark Odum, Jessica Chaiken), and KT for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (Joann Starks).

Michelle Lockett, MBA
Market Research Analyst
Presented on Aug. 22, 2012

In under an hour this webcast will introduce and demonstrate the Need to Knowledge (NtK) Model game board and a comprehensive repository of tools for generating new products through the methods of research, development and production. Academic researchers practicing applied research, new product development managers and those who fund applied research projects will benefit from this webcast. These stakeholders will learn how to navigate the knowledge base to efficiently find the information and resources they need to successfully transform research findings into commercialized products.

Vathsala Stone, PhD
Co-Principal Investigator
Presented on Sept. 22, 2011

This one-hour webcast will present methods and results of a randomized controlled study that evaluated a KT strategy designed to communicate effectively new knowledge generated in the field of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) technology. Tailored and targeted dissemination of knowledge (TTDK) to potential users was the essence of the end-of-grant intervention that was applied to a pre-identified AAC research project output. Effects of TTDK on knowledge use were compared with a targeted dissemination of knowledge (TDK) method as well as to a control group, as measured through the Level of Knowledge Use Survey (LOKUS).

Joseph Lane, MBPA
KT4TT Project Director
Presented on March 2, 2011

Technology-based knowledge advances through multiple states akin to the three traditional states of matter: gas, liquid and solid. Three different methods yield these three different states: research creates conceptual discoveries, development generates tangible inventions, and production yields market innovations. This one-hour session applies logic modeling in the context of the Need to Knowledge Model, to describe the deliberate and systematic approach appropriate for demonstrating results of economic consequence and societal impact. 

Jim Leahy, BS
KT4TT Co-Principal Investigator
Presented on Nov. 11, 2010

This one-hour presentation introduces the Center on Knowledge Translation for Technology Transfer's (KT4TT) Intellectual Property Modules. The webcast will provide attendees with knowledge about the various forms of Intellectual Property (IP) protection available in the United States. It will also provide the knowledge needed to select correctly whether or not IP protection is warranted, and what type of IP protection is best suited for different situations.

Jennifer Flagg, MBA 
KT4TT Co-Investigator
Presented on Sept. 29, 2010

This one-hour webcast will review the Center’s online knowledge base including the NtK model homepage, search page, and results pages. The presentation begins with an overview of the model, and ways to view steps, tips, and supporting evidence. The audience will then be introduced to the knowledge base’s search page, and given tips for effective searches.

Jim Leahy, BS
KT4TT Co-Principal Investigator
Presented on June 3, 2010

Introduces the Center on Knowledge Translation for Technology Transfer's (KT4TT) PUSH award within a broader knowledge translation (KT) context. The Product Utilization Support and Help (PUSH) award is a peer-to-peer dissemination activity.

Joseph Lane, MBPA
KT4TT Project Director
Presnted on June 29, 2009

Introduces the concept of Knowledge Translation for Technology Transfer and explains how the two processes can be linked to increase the relevance of technology-oriented knowledge from upstream academic research, through downstream industrial development and production, and out to persons with disabilities.

Series A

UB/KT4TT (2011) KT Intervention Tools 

Series B

UB/KT4TT (2012) KT Intervention Tools