LCSR Partnerships Program
The LCSR Partnerships Program seeks to create long-term, strategic relationships with partners that would strengthen both the LCSR’s and the partner’s research programs. This program facilitates technology transfer from the academic setting to practice in the commercial space. The financial support from partners, in the form of partnership fees and sponsored research, leads to targeted research programs and enhances the educational experience of undergraduate and graduate students. Partners benefit from access to leading edge research in LCSR and through the network of researchers and clinicians established by LCSR. In addition to finding opportunities to develop new research initiatives, partners have a dedicated Point of Contact (POC) within the LCSR. The POC facilitates access to high caliber students and LCSR faculty, and assists in LCSR Intellectual Property searches, Non-Disclosure Agreements and interactions with The Johns Hopkins University’s administrative and technology transfer personnel. Partners benefit from members-only technology briefings. Partners are also entitled to early enrollment in specialized training courses organized by LCSR. Periodic newsletters keep Partners up-to-date on the latest news in LCSR.
- Dedicated LCSR Point of Contact (POC) — LCSR partners will have a designated LCSR staff person dedicated to helping them establish faculty and student contacts, arrange meetings, and generally navigate LCSR and Johns Hopkins organizations and policies.
- Facilitated access to students — LCSR will actively match interested Partners with students. Partners interested in hiring summer interns or permanent employees may advertise their positions on the LCSR webpage. Interested Partners will be able to meet LCSR students at a Partners networking event at the annual meeting, and LCSR will arrange one-on-one meetings with individual students.
- Intellectual Property (IP) — LCSR will provide Partners with an early look at available IP from LCSR faculty by forwarding Partners briefs of newly filed provisional patents. The LCSR POC will assist Partners with JHU IP searches, non-disclosure agreements, and interactions with JHU administrative personnel.
- Annual Networking Conference — Each Partner organization will be able to send representatives to the annual LCSR open house and Partners networking reception.
- Members Only Technology Briefings — At a Partner’s request, we will arrange periodic technology briefings with appropriate LCSR faculty and students. Technology updates will also be available at the annual open house and in LCSR newsletters.
- LCSR short courses — Partners will have priority access to enrollment in LCSR short courses through a Partners Only private registration period before registration is opened up to the general public. Current LCSR short courses include Surgery for Engineers and the Robotics Summer School.
- Newsletter — LCSR will send Partners a newsletter with updates on LCSR activities including publications, grants and patent awards, as well as new research initiatives.
- Discount tuition for employees in MS Robotics program — Level I partners will be eligible for a discount of 10% off the regular JHU annual tuition for their employees accepted into the LCSR Robotics Masters program. Terms: one employee per academic semester; unused benefits do not carry forward. The LCSR MS Robotics program will first be offered in the Fall 2013.