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24 November 2021

Building University-Industry Relationships

Explore opportunities for interaction between research organisations and industry partners.

Course overview

Delivered online in five x three hour training sessions, the Building University-Industry Relationships course is designed to equip participants with an understanding of, and approaches to, building university-industry relationships; strategies through which to develop relationships and approaches to building such relationships to support the exploitation of Intellectual Property outputs. Topics covered include:

  • What is your innovation ecosystem: understanding the innovation ecosystem
  • Innovation and commercialisation – Why it is important for the Universities and Industries
  • Technology push & market pull
  • Achieving economic and social impact
  • Where are you going to place your bets? Prioritising innovations and levers
  • Making yourself attractive to industry, and convincing stakeholders of the value of what you are aiming to do

Who should attend?

  • Staff from Research, Grants, and Contracts Offices
  • Those involved in awarding, obtaining, and/or managing translational funding
  • Innovation champions from Research Groups
  • Technology Transfer Managers
  • Research and Innovation Officers
  • Industrial Engagement Liaisons
  • Business Development Officers
  • Contract research managers in industry
  • Managers of contract research
  • Early to late career researchers
  • Innovation managers in the private sector
  • Open innovation teams

Online delivery

Training sessions are three hours every day for five days.

We will be using Zoom to deliver the course, with a combination of dedicated training time and break-out groups. To attend the course, you will be access to the following:

  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
  • A webcam or HD webcam – built-in or USB plug-in
  • Or, a HD cam or HD camcorder with video capture card

You can find Zoom’s full system requirements here. Please check that your organisations IT setup allows the use of Zoom.

Accreditation and Certification

This course is accredited by the Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals (ATTP) to provide 15 Continuing Education points which can be used when applying for professional recognition as a Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP).

What’s included?

  • 15 hours of interactive online teaching across five days
  • Access to slides and reference materials (electronic or otherwise) via our online learning platform, Oxentia Enhance
  • An Oxentia certificate of completion
  • 15 Continuing Education points accredited by the Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals (ATTP)



Meet the trainers