In this month’s Pack Hacks for Faculty on the NC State News, Fran Ligler gives tech transfer tips. “NC State ranks No. 2 nationally in commercialization of research among universities without a medical school” says Dr. Ligler, Lampe Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. From her own journey as a scientist, engineer, and inventor, Dr Ligler shares invaluable lessons on: problem awareness, assessing value, getting from invention to product, understanding the process and realizing your vision. For example, Dr Ligler claims that the technology doesn’t have to be entirely new, because an improvement can be as valuable if it adds a capability to the original patent that is really important for the user. You can read all of her advice to make tech transfer successful here.