Technology Transfer Office (TTO) at Heliopolis University aims at articulating the core purpose and mission to stakeholders. The core purpose of TTO at HU is to meet or surpass stakeholder expectations through the design of its strategies to meet its core purpose through identifying core products and customers.
Technology Transfer Office at Heliopolis University aims at making the successful future of the university.
The vision of TTO at HU is to be recognized as a class leader in helping its creative scientists and researcher from both inside and outside the university to convert their promising ideas into products and services that positively impact the society and country.
Technology Transfer Office at Heliopolis University’s mission is to help scientists; researchers and entrepreneur to turn their ideas into valuable and feasible products and services.
TTO at HU serves to:
- identify and evaluate new technologies,
- identify potential commercial applications and those companies that are well positioned to help turn those technologies into successful products and services,
- engage with such companies, either through licensing or collaborative research, to develop a path to market to deliver the tangible benefits of research programs, and to manage any resulting income in accordance with the University’s intellectual property policies.
TTO at HU started through studying the national industrial and societal challenges and needs through deep and detailed survey that covers the different components and sectors in the country. The outcomes of this study show the real situation and the actual need to orient the RI activities in this direction.
An important step and activity is to study and determine the different facilities and resources that are available in each field as well as the needed facilities and resources to complete the technology transfer cycle.
Strategic Research Program
The mandate of the technology transfer office (TTO) at Heliopolis University (HU) is to cooperate with scientists and researchers at different research and innovation (RI) stages:
- Early RI stage: TTO offers guidance for scientists and researchers to select specific fields, areas and topics that tackle national societal challenges and satisfy national, regional and international industry/business needs in order to achieve demand-driven research.
- Later RI stages: TTO offers links to industry and business sectors and entities for implementing the researches outcomes on a real industry and business scale, producing business models, prototypes and/or final product
Supporting Research and Innovation Activities at HU
Incubation program at HU is a tool to attract faculty, researchers, scientists, student and industry entrepreneurs who have an idea, invention and/ or technology package with or without business plan to be incubated arriving to commercialization.
Heliopolis University (HU) in collaboration with Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) plans to join hands to enhance and expand Intel Bibliotheca Alexandrina Science and Engineering Fair (Intel BASEF) Initiative. Intel BASEF was launched in 2008 to increase the schools’ students’ awareness of the importance of scientific research and means of conducting research study. Intel BASEF offers training programs for students, teachers, and judges. The initiative provides an annual science fair for high school students (14 – 18 years) from all over Egypt where students showcase their independent research, as they compete for representing Egypt internationally.
The main activities of HU in this initiative are:
- Reviewing Teachers Training and “Skills’ Development Program” contents, and acting as the initiative academic reference;
- Utilizing the University resources (labs, staff, content, equipment) to offering teachers’ training;
- Provide technical and financial support to develop scientific illustrative kits for the science clubs schools;
- Nominating and assigning academia as judges and mentors of the fairs;
- Facilitating the usage of HU facilities and labs for participants to conduct their research work;
- Developing feasible feedback mechanism through monitoring, analyzing and developing Intel BASEF and Science Clubs Initiative qualitative and quantitative evaluation mechanisms and surveys;
- Engaging other universities and research centers on all levels: national, regional and international;
- Preparing annual work plan based on the initiative global plan to ensure optimum implementation based on the annual evaluation, feedback and recommendations;
- Promoting and Fundraising for the informal education activities.
Intel- BASEF competition: