On this episode of Technology Transfer IP, Lisa has the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Clovia Hamilton, a tenure track Assistant Professor in the Technology and Society Department of SUNY Korea (which is affiliated with Stonybrook University) in Songdo South Korea (about an hour outside of Seoul). Dr. Hamilton teaches ethics, smart education, smart cities (i.e., technology in the city, including the impact of artificial intelligence on society), and industrial engineering operations management.
Dr. Hamilton’s research focuses on business law & ethics, technology management, academic entrepreneurship, faculty, student startups, college industry partnerships, university, and federal lab technology transfer operations as novel supply chains, intellectual property, and scientific misconduct.
Listen as Dr. Hamilton shares her findings from testing four hypotheses about Knowledge Management, Knowledge Deployment, Knowledge Infrastructure, and External investments and how each positively relates to TTO performance in the areas of patenting, licensing, and generating startups. Dr. Hamilton reveals the overall conclusions she was able to derive from the research.
Dr. Hamilton discusses the scheduling tool she developed and how this tool benefits University TTOs, and which Universities are using the tool. She also talks about HBCUs, their history, how they got their start, how their Tech Transfer offices differ from non-HBCUs and how an emerging HBCU is different from an emerging research institution.
Dr. Hamilton speaks about how important the survival of HBCUs is to their local and regional economics and how her toolkit could help other minority-serving institutions, Hispanic, Native American, Asian American, and Native American Pacific Islander serving institutions. As we wrap up, listen as Dr. Hamilton shares where her current research is focused and what she hopes to discover in the future.
In This Episode:
- [02:21] Welcome to the show, Dr. Hamilton!
- [03:48] Dr. Hamilton discusses the four hypotheses she tested, and she gives some details.
- [05:14] Dr. Hamilton shares that for hypothesis two, they found support, but they didn’t find support for hypothesis three.
- [07:32] Dr. Hamilton speaks about not finding support for their fourth hypothesis.
- [08:30] What conclusions were you able to derive from your research?
- [10:48] Dr. Hamilton talks about how useful her findings were for University Tech Transfer Offices.
- [12:23] Listen as Dr. Hamilton speaks about the scheduling tool she developed, the benefits of this tool, and the Universities TTO’s using the tool.
- [15:35] What is an HBCU, and how does it differ from a non HBCU?
- [16:58] Dr. Hamilton shares how an emerging HBCU is different from an emerging research institution.
- [18:31] She speaks about the history of HBCUs and how they got their start.
- [21:49] Are HBCUs spread across the country, or are they only in certain states?
- [23:09] Dr. Hamilton discusses what the state of finances for HBCUs has looked like since their inception and how they have done with federal funding.
- [26:08] What are the differences between TTOs at HBCUs versus non-HBCU TTOs regarding how their offices are structured or operated?
- [27:35] Dr. Hamilton discusses her research and what tools make up the toolkit.
- [28:35] Dr. Hamilton talks about why the survival of HBCUs is important to their local and regional economics.
- [30:26] Dr. Hamilton shares how her toolkit could be useful to other minority-serving institutions (MSIs), Hispanic and Native American and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander serving institutions (AANAPISIs)
- [31:41] Dr. Hamilton speaks about what her current research is focused on.
- [34:20] She believes it’s time to start looking at things in a more microscopic way along a psychological vein.
- [37:14] Thank you for being on the show!