Working with a project manager and being held accountable for developing and meeting budget-linked milestones is often a new concept for academic innovators, but has emerged as a key factor for success in moving emerging technologies to the next stage of maturity. Project managers provide coaching during the application process and for business strategy and technical direction, including identifying which activities and studies are relevant for commercialization. Project progress is monitored using milestone-driven processes, and project managers provide advice on technology applications and market strategy.
Building your Project Team: Recruiting and hiring the right type of Project manager is crucial to project success.
Nuts and Bolts: This "How To" section details project management activities through the life of the project
Resources: Useful templates and documents are found here, including Letters of intent, Target Product Profiles and Project Managment Software