UNeMed to Host Research Commercialization Introductory Course
UNeMed Corp., the technology transfer leader for the University of Nebraska Medical Center, will once again sponsor a free webinar series for all researchers, post-docs and graduate students every Wednesday from Sept. 19 through Nov. 14 from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
UNeMed first hosted the series, presented by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer, in 2009 and certificates of completion were presented by UNeMed to 22 participants. The course focused on the successful commercialization of research and the practical steps required to protect and market intellectual property.
The eight-week course will help researchers better understand how research commercialization works. Research commercialization involves taking intellectual property generated during research activities and bringing it to users and patients to address significant medical and clinical needs.
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.
The first lecture will be in the Durham Research Center 1004. Each lecture is a live 90-minute online class with Q&A. The class schedule is shown below.
Participants are encouraged to pre-register for the course by e-mailing Val Gunderson at firstname.lastname@example.org, by Sept. 14. Snacks will be served to all registered participants. Upon completion of the course, UNeMed will award a Certificate of Completion for the course.
If you are interested in the free course, but unable to attend in person, you may sign up to view the session from any computer by registering at the Researcher Commercialization Course website.
CLASS SCHEDULE (all classes begin at 2:30 p.m.)
Lecture 1: The Importance of Commercializing Research – Sept. 19
Lecture 2: Patents – Sept. 26
Lecture 3: Copyright, Trademarks and Trade Secrets – Oct. 3
Lecture 4: Employment and Consulting Agreements – Oct. 10
Lecture 5: Tech Transfer and Licensing Agreements – Oct. 17
Lecture 6: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grants – Oct. 24
Lecture 7: Introduction to Early Stage Funding – Oct. 31
Lecture 8: Introduction to Structuring and Leading the Research-Intensive Company – Nov. 7
Lecture 9: Moving from R&D to Manufacturing – Nov. 14