Isis Angels Network

Accredited Training Course

Technology Transfer: Theory to Practice

Next Course: 01 & 02 February 2017

 

Isis Enterprise, Oxford University Innovation,
Buxton Court, 3 West Way, Botley, Oxford OX2 0SZ, UK.


Technology Transfer Theory
to Practice: Overview

Several times each year, Isis Enterprise runs a two-day training workshop entitled Technology Transfer: Theory to Practice in locations around the world and from its Oxford offices.  The next workshop will be held in Oxford on 01 & 02 February 2017.  Oxford University Innovation has almost 30 years of experience in the business of technology transfer and has been providing training for external stakeholders and members of the innovation community for more than 10 years via its Isis Enterprise division.

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.  The topics to be covered include
(i) intellectual property,
(ii) technology transfer project management,
(iii) technology licencing,
(iv) creating spin-out companies,
(v) business models,
(vi) valuing technologies,
(vii) marketing technologies,
(vii) sourcing innovation, and
(ix) attracting new venture funding.

A detailed programme is available below.

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).  Isis Enterprise certificates of completion are provided to course participants.  

Course Fee

The attendance fee is £795 per participant.  Advance payment of this fee is required and we prefer online payment via this registration page (or the “Enrol” button below).
If you wish to make advance payment via invoice or purchase order, please make the appropriate request by emailing courses@innovation.ox.ac.uk.

Meals and refreshments are included within the course fee.  The cost of overnight accommodation in Oxford (if required) is not included and, while we are happy to provide accommodation suggestions, identifying such accommodation is the responsibility of participants.


Register now

Enrolment on this course is open to everyone and registration is available via the Eventbrite facility below.

Eventbrite - Technology Transfer: Theory to Practice

To pre-register your interest in a future event (or to request an event in your location), simply email us at courses@innovation.ox.ac.uk.  Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.  We look forward to working with you.

 

Programme

Day 1

Time Activity Lead Facilitator
08:30 Welcome Coffee Dr Nathan Pike
09:00-09:15 Introduction and Course Overview Dr Nathan Pike
09:15-10:15 Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation (KEC)

T1.       KEC’s role in delivering a knowledge economy

T2.       Technology Transfer (TT) and Knowledge Exchange (KE) structures

T3.       An overview of key TT and KT systems and processes

Outcomes:

O1       Understand KEC and TT within the framework of the knowledge economy

O2       Build awareness of methods by which TT and KE can deliver innovation

O3          Become cognisant of the importance of structure and process in managing the details of effective innovation

Dr Sarah Macnaughton
10:15-10:30 Networking Tea/Coffee Break Dr Sarah Macnaughton
Dr Nathan Pike
10:30-11:45 Intellectual Property (IP)

T4.       What is IP?

T5.       Can you and should you protect using IPRs?

T6.       What are the evaluation tools to assist decision making?

Outcomes:

O4.      Appreciate the complexity of IP and the patenting process

O5.      Be aware of the resource and strategic implications of patenting

O6.      Stimulate ability to evaluate beyond technical evaluation criteria

Dr Bruno Reynolds
11:45-13:00 Project Management and Evaluating Technology-Based Projects
Practical Exercise: Invention Triage
Dr Michael Mbogoro
13:00-14:00 Networking Lunch with staff of Oxford University Innovation Oxford University Innovation staff
14:00-15:30 Licensing

T7.       An overview of the licensing process

T8.       Decisions around the circumstances in which licenses are appropriate

T9.       What is required of licensor and licensee

Outcomes:

O7.      Understand of the purpose of licensing

O8.      Build awareness of the nature and dynamics of partnerships that support licensing

O9.      Build knowledge of partner needs in the license process

Dr James Hudson
15:30-15:45 Networking Tea/Coffee Break Dr James Hudson
Dr Nathan Pike
15:45-
17:45
Spin-outs

T10.     Deciding when to spin-out

T11.     Basics of the spin-out process

T12.     Risks and rewards

Outcomes:

O10.    Build essential understanding that can inform any proposal to create a new company

Practical exercise: a spin-out case study.

Dr Tim Hart
17:45-18:00 Recapitulation of key outcomes Dr Nathan Pike

 

Day 2

Time Activity Lead Facilitator
08:00 Welcome Coffee Dr Nathan Pike
08:30-
09:30
Technology Valuation

T13.     The difficult and uncertain process of valuing IP and why it is important

T14.     Different valuation techniques

Outcomes:

O11.    Understand the importance of valuation of new technologies and new companies

O12.    Develop skills in identifying and utilising the most appropriate valuation techniques

Dr James Hudson
09:30-10:30 Sourcing Innovation

T15.     Engaging with academics and researchers

T16.     Streamlining the process of invention disclosure

T17.     Lighthouse model and technology audits

Outcomes:

O13.    Appreciate the sensitivities that surround the process of identifying promising new technologies and business ideas

O14.    Build understanding of which innovation sourcing strategies are best deployed in various institutional contexts

Dr Mireya McKee
10:30-10:45 Networking Tea/Coffee Break
10:45-11:45 Marketing Technology

T18.     Functional analysis of technologies

T19.     End user and customer needs

Outcomes:

O15.    Be able to analyse technologies in context of finding customers

O16.    Gain practical experience of analysing end user needs

Dr Steve Cleverley,
Dr Gareth Rogers
11:45-13:00 Business Models

T20.     Business models and business modelling

T21.     Tools and frameworks for business modelling

T22.     Costs, revenues, key partners, customers, channels, value propositions.

Outcomes:

O17.    Understand the essential components of a business model

O18.    Gain proficiency in use of planning tools such as the Business Model Canvas

Dr Mireya McKee
13:00-14:00 Networking Lunch with staff of Oxford University Innovation Oxford University Innovation Staff
14:00-15:30 Negotiation Exercise

T23.     Negotiating Strategies

Outcomes:

O19.    Understand that good negotiation strategies improve innovation outcomes and are critical to achieving technology deals

O20.    Appreciate the tensions involved when taking on the role of a licensor (technology transfer staff representing researchers) vs a licencee (company).

Pete Moores, MBA
15:30-15:45 Networking Tea/Coffee Break
15:45-
17:15
New Venture Funding and Pitching for Investment

T24.     Options for raising investment funds

T25.     Types of investors

T26.     Managing the investor process

T27.     Developing effective pitches.

Outcomes:

O21.    Develop awareness of options for obtaining early stage finance

O22.    Understand key decision making criteria of different types of investors

Dr Nathan Pike
17:15-17:30 Recapitulation of key outcomes Dr Nathan Pike

 

Register now

Enrolment on this course is open to everyone and registration is available via the Eventbrite facility below.

Eventbrite - Technology Transfer: Theory to Practice

To pre-register your interest in a future event (or to request an even in your location), simply email us at courses@innovation.ox.ac.uk.  Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.  We look forward to working with you.

 

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