Fundamentals of Technology Transfer 9-12 October 2018

Our technology transfer training course covers the breadth of activities that technology transfer professionals encounter in their daily role, develop or refresh fundamental skills and knowledge to make you more effective at your job.

 

Is this course right for me?

The course is principally for people who are already working in Knowledge Exchange (KE) but don’t feel completely comfortable or knowledgeable about all aspects of technology transfer/research commercialisation, as they won’t have done the job long enough &/or have experienced enough projects to learn from.

You may also be new to KE, with the level of experience of attendees generally 0-3 years.  Some will have more experience, or have held other roles which have given them knowledge &/or skills of relevance i.e. working in industry R&D, sales and marketing or contract and negotiation experience. This means that some delegates will already be aware (and perhaps in some depth) of the content of one or more of the sessions but will have little or no knowledge of other aspects – this course offers everyone a basic grounding across all key aspects of the job.

Whilst delegates will largely be from UK universities and other research institutions of varying levels of research activity, other organisations represented are publicly funded research institutes, funding bodies and companies.  There are often several international delegates also attending the course.

This course is also suitable for:

  • Those in other teams such as contracts management and finance who support this process.

Why should I attend this course?

Many of the technologies that underpin the modern world such as novel therapies, improved medical imaging, renewable energy technologies, new materials or improvements to computer technology have been developed from public or charity funded academic research and has been a major route by which academic institutions have generated impact.  The uptake of these technologies by the commercial world is essential for their delivery to society but the nature of this early stage, cutting edge research can mean that commercial partners can be reluctant to take on the risk of developing them to market ready products – those in technology transfer/research commercialisation roles seek to bridge the gap by identifying the most compelling opportunities, developing them and bringing them to the right commercial partner.

Effective technology transfer is highly challenging. It requires an understanding of technical matters in areas such as IP and the structure of licence agreements, a strong commercial sense as well as an ability to manage relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.

This course aims to equip those at the start of their career in KE with the fundamental knowledge and skills to embark on this process.  A key driver for the creation of this course is to provide the KE sector with a gold standard foundational course on technology transfer and its role in KE that draws upon the wealth of experience and best practice in the sector.

What will I learn from the course?

  • Gain an understanding of why Universities and other research orientated research bodies value KE and the role of technology transfer and research commercialisation within the KE space.
  • Increase knowledge and confidence in how to identify good opportunities and assess their potential for commercialisation in the light of an improved understanding of their potential markets, IP protection available and possible routes to market
  • Gain understanding of how opportunities can be protected through the key forms of IP encountered in a publicly funded research environment with lots of examples so that they can engage effectively with IP advisors to put in place appropriate IP protection.
  • How to conduct market research through a variety of sources to inform commercialisation strategy
  • How to interact with market experts including engaging with potential licencees and understanding the key role that collaborators play in the development of opportunities
  • Understanding what a licence is for and the key terms in the agreement
  • Increase their understanding of what different type of industry are looking for
  • Building knowledge of negotiation strategies and confidence to apply them through role play exercises, having the opportunity to apply the learning achieved during the course in a complex negotiation scenario.
  • Have the opportunity to hear from (and speak directly with) a range of people from academia and industry who are involved in KE.  

The course also focuses on networking, providing a valuable platform to meet peers, discuss best practice, and interact with the course team and other contributors.

 

PLEASE NOTE: There may be a requirement for delegates to undertake some pre-course work/reading before the course begins.

 

What makes this course different to others available in the sector?

PraxisAuril is able to deliver this training from the unique perspective of KE practitioners. We see the world from the same angle as you do!

We draw on a wide pool of experience and expertise from within the profession and build them into the course content, ensuring we are always delivering up to date, sector leading training and development.

 

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20% discount on group bookings

Make a 20% saving on course fees by registering five or more delegates from your organisation for this event.

The course fee includes:

  • Attendance at all lectures and workshops
  • Training and reference materials (electronic or otherwise)
  • Registration event (including buffet dinner & drinks) on Tuesday 9 October 2018
  • Networking event (including buffet dinner & drinks) on Wednesday 10 October 2018
  • Morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch every day

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9 October 2018 6:30 PM   to   12 October 2018 3:15 PM
Burleigh Court
Loughborough University
West Park
Loughborough, LE11-3GR
United Kingdom

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Course Fee £ 1175.00
Course Fee with Member Discount £ 1045.00
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Course Director

Adam Irvine

Until August 2016, Adam was the Business Development Executive for the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. His role was to support the university strategy in developing collaboration and enterprise opportunities to maximise the impact of university research.

Adam joined Edinburgh Research & Innovation Ltd in 2014 from the University of Southampton where he had spent four years in a similar role gaining broad exposure to contract management, business development and technology transfer activities. He has worked on a range of projects across Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Medicine and Ocean & Earth Sciences.

Previously Adam worked for a financial services headhunting firm in the City of London, managing hiring projects across capital markets, corporate finance and private equity. He started his career as an accountant with Deloitte and Touche in London working with technology, media and telecommunications clients. Adam has a Masters degree in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry from the University of Oxford and is a member of the PraxisAuril Professional Development Committee.

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