Research Commercialisation Open Programme 2018 - Cambridge UK

Research Commercialisation Open Programme 2018 - Cambridge UK

This five day course of lectures, workshops and visits in Cambridge, UK is aimed at those from anywhere in the world who wish to understand the basics of how new ideas and research results are commercialised at the University of Cambridge and in the wider Cambridge Cluster.

Dates 10 Sep 2018 - This event is in the past.
Opening times The Course will start on Monday 10 September 2018 at 09:00 and finish on Friday 14 September 2018 at 17:00.
Venue West Cambridge Site
Organiser name Laura Roberts

Event details:

The course is open to university technology transfer staff, but may also be of interest to academic entrepreneurs, government advisors and policymakers developing knowledge-based economies wishing to spin-out or out-licence new technologies or deliver consultancy based on university expertise and knowledge from research.

To learn more, download the brochure.

The course will be running this year from 10 – 14 September 2018 and is now open for applications. To apply, please fill out the application form and return it to us.

For further information, please contact Laura Roberts.


A welcome dinner at a Cambridge College will be held during the evening of
Monday 10 September.

The course will mainly be held on The University of Cambridge’s West Cambridge
Campus, with some sessions delivered elsewhere in Cambridge.

The course fee is £1,850 (+ Value Added Tax where applicable) per delegate.

This includes all course sessions, materials, lunches and refreshments, as well as:
• a welcome reception and dinner during the first evening of the course;
• subject to demand and availability, some optional leisure activities.
The fee excludes the following:
• transport to and from Cambridge;
• accommodation;
• breakfasts and dinners (except for the
welcome dinner);
• transport between accommodation and venues.

For an additional fee, Bed & Breakfast accommodation in a Cambridge College, with
transport between accommodation and course venues, can be arranged upon request.

Attendance on this course will be strictly limited to a maximum of 20 delegates.

The course will offer a mixture of plenary and parallel sessions covering the
following topics:
− Principles of research commercialisation
− Researching the market for new
− Innovation evaluation and valuation
− The spin-out versus licence decision
− Technology out-licensing
− Negotiation skills
− Creating and developing a new
knowledge-based venture
− Developing a commercialisation strategy
− Building the team
− Raising finance
− Delivering consultancy services

The key learning objectives are:

To develop a broad understanding
of research commercialisation
practices in the UK

To understand how to evaluate
and pursue the most appropriate
research commercialisation route

To learn techniques for negotiating
and structuring technology outlicensing

To learn the principles behind
successfully financing and
developing knowledge-based

Course highlights

The programme will allow for some optional free time
and, subject to demand and availability, the following
organised leisure activities:

− A guided walking tour of a Cambridge College
− Punting on the river Cam
Attendance certificates will be provided at the end of
the course.

The training sessions will be delivered by
experienced trainers and practitioners
with direct experience of research
commercialisation, raising finance and
developing knowledge-based ventures.

To download an application form, please visit
Our courses have proved very popular in the past, so
early registration is recommended.

Deadline 13 July 2018


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