The ultimate objective of technology transfer is to help build a common approach to commercializing innovative food traceability solutions.
The Center leads collaboration among academia, government, and industry to incubate the use of existing data collaboration and traceability tools in order to solve gaps and problems. There are literally thousands of commercial tools and solutions that can help agriculture and food businesses; however, it is often difficult for firms to access information about these solutions and to acquire the expertise for implementing them in their own businesses. For the companies developing these solutions, it is often difficult to find those customers who need help.
- Lead collaboration among academia, government and industry to incubate the use of existing data collaboration and traceability tools to solve current gaps and problems.
- Scan market demand, economic potential, and customer needs concerning interoperable traceability solutions
- Development of data collaboration and traceability research priorities, sharing research efforts, and communicating results from other jurisdictions.
- Revenue sharing models with solution providers based on cultivating developments that arise from projects managed and supported by the Center.
- Policies developed to account for the benefits of the discovery or invention around intellectual property rights (and patents, licensing etc.).