How to Do Business With Business

Event date: Mar 02, 2010


On 3/2/2010, ORSP in collaboration with the CSU Chancellor's office presented the workshop: "How to Do Business With Business:  A workshop on faculty partnerships with industry."

Jim Severson

National expert Dr. Jim Severson, former president of the Association for University Technology Managers (AUTM) as well as SF State faculty Mark Ciotola and Martin Linder discussed small business research grants (SBIRs/STTRs), sponsored agreements with industry, non disclosure agreements, faculty-owned businesses, and consulting arrangements.

Also reviewed was SF State's new Intellectual Property policy, available at

Streaming video of the workshop is available for viewing on CSU campus computers:

Part 1: Introductions by Jaylan S. Turkkan, AVP Research, SF State University; Context and Overview, Nathan Haines, Huron Consulting

Part 2: Types of Relationships/Agreements, Case Studies, James A. Severson, Pinnacle Reach

Part 3: Case Studies, SBIR/STTR, Hot Topics, James A. Severson, Pinnacle Reach

Part 4: Faculty owned businesses, Martin Linder, San Francisco State University

Part 5: SF State Intellectual Property Policy, Mark A. Ciotola and Jaylan Turkkan, San Francisco State University