Kalpa Vithalani is the executive director of technology transfer at Marquette University and she joins us on Talking Tech Transfer to discuss what it means to help build a tech transfer office at a Catholic Jesuit institution and why it is not so much about standing out from other universities nearby as it is about collaborating with them.

She tells us about Marquette’s externship programme for faculty, how the university entices corporates for sponsored research and licensing and why serial entrepreneurs are still mostly missing from the ecosystem.

She also discusses the need for diversity and inclusion both in the student and faculty population, and on patent filings, and talks us through the President’s Challenge at Marquette University.

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