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ATTP Training courses

Developing Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation professionals through accredited training

Challenge

As leading economies focus on knowledge exchange and commercialisation (KEC) to create economic and societal value from research, many institutions are recognising the vital role of suitably qualified and experienced teams of professionals in identifying opportunities, securing partnerships, and generating income and impact from research assets. To recognise the knowledge obtained and the demonstration of practical skills in the KEC sector, the Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals (ATTP), the global professional body for the Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation sector licenses leading international organisations to award ATTP Continuing Education points from attending set courses.

Approach

Oxentia is among just eight leading international organisations which has achieved the distinction of offering set courses accredited by ATTP. Indeed, Oxentia is the only commercial organisation to have received a licence. Oxentia’s accredited courses provide CE training points which can be used in application for professional recognition as a Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP). Oxentia currently offer four accredited programmes (which together provide the 60 ATTP CE which are required to apply for RTTP status) and our course pipeline continues as we are committed to annually producing two further accredited courses. One example of an organisation that values the benefits of the RTTP programme are the government agencies of MIGHT (Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technologies), PlaTCOMM Ventures, and the British Council in Malaysia. Oxentia contracted with these organisations and delivered four ATTP accredited training courses in Malaysia over two years. Oxentia provided all of the 60 ATTP CE training points to 40 Malaysian technology transfer professionals, enabling their applications for RTTP status to be submitted.

Outcome

The anonymous feedback received from participants was unanimously positive on all of these courses and, more importantly, all 40 participants reported that the learning outcomes will be instrumental in allowing them to be better technology transfer professionals. Oxentia also advised the Malaysian government and professional organisations on establishing a national organisation to become an affiliated member of the international Association of Technology Transfer Professionals.

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