Research and Technology Commercialization Introductory Courses, Over 4,000 Participants Across the U.S.

Areas covered in the course include intellectual property, patents, copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks, licensing agreements, employment agreements, consulting agreements, tech transfer, creating and funding companies, and federally funded Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs.

From NCET2:

“The Research Commercialization Introductory Course (Free) is a very popular online course designed to help science and engineering researchers better understand how research commercialization works. Generally over 4000 researchers from across the US take the course each time it is offered.

Research commercialization involves taking articles, documentation, know-how, patents, and copyrights, which are created during research activities and getting them to users and patients for real societal impacts.

In some cases, commercialization involved taking patents based on the research and licensing them to a company. This usually involves also having the researchers consult to the company. In other cases, commercialization involves forming of creating a startup and applying to federally funded commercialization programs. In all cases, though, research commercialization typically involves defining the nature of the research being commercialized (e.g., in a patent or intellectual property agreement), establishing a commercial relationship with another party (e.g., employment, a sale or license), and negotiating a contract (e.g., compensation).

The Research Commercialization Course is recommended for all science, engineering and medical researchers in public or private research institutions (e.g., grad students, post-docs, and faculty). This is an indispensable course for S&E grad students looking for jobs in the next 6-18 months.

Areas covered in the course include intellectual property, patents, copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks, licensing agreements, employment agreements, consulting agreements, tech transfer, creating and funding companies, and federally funded Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs.

This workshop course is offered free of charge but registration is required. Each lecture is a live 90-minute online class with Q&A.

Class Schedule:

  • April 16 – Introduction to Early-stage Funding
  • April 23 – Introduction to Structuring and Leading the Research-Intensive Company
  • Lecture 1: The Importance of Commercializing Research
    Monday, February 27, 2012, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
  • Lecture 2: Patents, Copyright, Trademarks and Trade Secrets
    Monday, March 5, 2012, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
  • Lecture 3: Employment and Consulting Agreements
    Monday, March 12, 2012, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
  • Lecture 4: Tech Transfer and Licensing Agreements
    Monday, March 19, 2012, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
  • Lecture 5: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grants
    Monday, March 26, 2012, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
  • Lecture 6: Introduction to Early Stage Funding
    Monday, April 16, 2012, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
  • Lecture 7: Introduction to Structuring and Leading the Research-Intenstive Compant
    Monday, April 23, 2012, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET

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