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Location

Online | GMT

Date

May 17th - 21st 2021

Course overview

Delivered online in 5 x 3 hour training sessions, the Technology Transfer: Theory to Practice course is specifically designed for those looking to understand and engage with fundamental aspects of the Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation process.  Topics covered include:

  • Intellectual property
  • Technology transfer project management
  • Technology licencing
  • Creating spin-out companies
  • Business models
  • Valuing technologies
  • Marketing technologies
  • Sourcing innovation
  • Attracting new venture funding.

Who should attend?

Early-career professionals working in…

  • Knowledge exchange and commercialisation
  • Licensing and ventures
  • Innovation management
  • Business development
  • Product management
  • Intellectual property
  • Programme management

Online delivery

Training sessions are 10:00 – 13:00 every day for five days. All timings are in British Summer Time (BST)/ Coordinated Universal Time + 1 hour (UTC + 1) You can check/convert your timezone using this link:

• 10:00 – 13:00 session

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.

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).

Course Fee

Special Launch Offer £300 + VAT per participant (normal price £500). Advance payment is required, to pay please register your details using the form at the bottom of the page.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please read Oxentia Ltd’s training terms and conditions in full before booking.

If you have any questions please email events@oxentia.com

Whats included?

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

Meet the trainers

Agenda

All timings are in British Summer Time (BST)/ Coordinated Universal Time +
1 hour (UTC + 1) You can check/convert your timezone using this link:

10:00 – 13:00 session

10:00 – 10:15 / 15:00 – 15:15:

Introductions and course overview

Dr Michael Mbogoro

Meet your trainers, fellow delegates and get a brief overview of the weeks training.

 

10:15 – 11:15 / 15:15 – 16:15:

Knowledge exchange and commercialisation (KEC)

Dr Michael Mbogoro

Topics:

  • KEC’s role in delivering a knowledge economy
  • Technology Transfer (TT) and Knowledge Exchange (KE) structures
  • An overview of key TT and KT systems and processes

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand KEC and TT within the framework of the knowledge economy
  • Build awareness of methods by which TT and KE can deliver innovation
  • Become cognisant of the importance of structure and process in managing the details of effective innovation

 

11:15 – 11:30 / 16:15 – 16:30:

Short comfort break

Training will resume at 11:20 / 16:20

 

11:30 – 13:00 / 16:30 – 18:00:

Intellectual property (IP)

Dr. Bruno Reynolds

Topics:

  • What is IP?
  • Can you and should you protect using IPRs?
  • What are the evaluation tools to assist decision making?

Learning outcomes:

  • Appreciate the complexity of IP and the patenting process
  • Be aware of the resource and strategic implications of patenting
  • Stimulate ability to evaluate beyond technical evaluation criteria

10:00 – 11:15 / 15:00 – 16:15:

Project management and evaluating technology-based projects

Dr Michael Mbogoro facilitating

Practical Exercise: Invention triage

 

11:15 – 11:30 / 16:15 – 16:30:

Short comfort break

Training will resume at 11:30 / 16:30

 

11:30 – 13:00 / 16:30 – 18:00:

Licensing

Dr Bruno Reynolds

Topics:

  • An overview of the licensing process
  • Decisions around the circumstances in which licenses are appropriate
  • What is required of licensor and licensee

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand of the purpose of licensing
  • Build awareness of the nature and dynamics of partnerships that support licensing
  • Build knowledge of partner needs in the license process

10:00 – 12:00 / 15:00 – 17:00:

Spinouts

Dr Tim Hart

Practical exercise: a spinout case study.

Topics:

  • Deciding when to spin-out
  • Basics of the spin-out process
  • Risks and rewards

Learning outcomes:

  • Build essential understanding that can inform any proposal to create a new company

 

12:00 – 13:00 / 17:00 – 18:00:

Introduction to Technology Valuation

Dr Michael Mbogoro

Topics:

  • The difficult and uncertain process of valuing IP and why it is important

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the importance of valuation of new technologies and new companies

10:00 – 11:00 / 15:00 – 16:00:

Sourcing innovation

Dr Tim Hart

Topics:

  • Engaging with academics and researchers
  • Streamlining the process of invention disclosure
  • Lighthouse model and technology audits

Learning outcomes:

  • Appreciate the sensitivities that surround the process of identifying promising new technologies and business ideas
  • Build understanding of which innovation sourcing strategies are best deployed in various institutional contexts

11:00 – 11:15 / 16:00 – 16:15:

Short comfort break

Training will resume at 11:15 / 16:15

 

11:15 – 13:00 / 16:15 – 18:00:

Business Models

Britta Wyatt

Topics:

  • Business models and business modelling
  • Tools and frameworks for business modelling
  • Costs, revenues, key partners, customers, channels, value propositions.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the essential components of a business model
  • Gain proficiency in use of planning tools such as the Business Model Canvas

10:00 – 11:00 / 15:00 – 16:00:

Marketing Technology

Britta Wyatt

Topics:

  • Functional analysis of technologies
  • End user and customer needs

Learning outcomes:

  • Be able to analyse technologies in context of finding customers
  • Gain practical experience of analysing end user needs

 

11:00 – 12:00 / 16:00 – 17:00:

Negotiation

Dr Nathan Pike

Topics:

  • Negotiating Strategies

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand that good negotiation strategies improve innovation outcomes and are critical to achieving technology deals
  • Appreciate the tensions involved when taking on the role of a licensor (technology transfer staff representing researchers) vs a licencee (company).

 

12:00 – 13:00 / 17:00 – 18:00:

New Venture Funding and Pitching for Investment

Dr Nathan Pike

Topics:

  • Options for raising investment funds
  • Types of investors
  • Managing the investor process
  • Developing effective pitches.

Learning outcomes:

  • Develop awareness of options for obtaining early stage finance
  • Understand key decision making criteria of different types of investors