Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsTechnology Transfer Workshop – Call for Expressions of Interest
A comprehensive, experiential Technology Transfer Workshop will be delivered by local, national and international academic and industry experts, 20 – 24 November 2017 at Flinders Tonsley.
Flinders University are pleased to offer this FREE intensive workshop to selected participants to explore investment in, or commercial opportunities for, your research. We will then guide you in formulating a presentation for potential investors. Researchers at all career stages, including late-stage PhD students are encouraged to apply.
Are you passionate about making a difference with your research? Do you want to gain real business skills, professional networks and the confidence to give you a professional edge? Have you got an innovative program or product idea that needs some fine tuning to bring it to life? This workshop may be for you…
The five-day intensive program will focus on how to:
- articulate the business potential in their research
- choose a business model and identify funding alternatives
- build a business case for one of their current research projects
- map out their own commercialisation path from ‘concept’ to ‘commodity’
- formulate a persuasive business presentation for potential investors
- understand the patenting and licencing process
This practical intensive course will teach you everything you need to know about commercialisation by:
- Demystifying the commercialisation process;
- Exploring new investment markets;
- Presenting practical and interactive sessions on legal, IP, business model development, market identification, presentation skills and networking;
- Honing your skills using real time practical exercises relevant to your project;
- Providing you access through interactive mentoring sessions with business coaches, industry leaders and innovation mentors.
The workshop will focus on the background work required to build a strong business case. This includes developing a network, understanding intellectual property law, sourcing practical support, and choosing the funding option that is aligned with the prospects of the research.
Applications close 6 November 2017.
More information and applications can be accessed via the Workshop webpage.