Managing Innovative Technology
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This Managing Innovative Technology course is aimed at those in translation or innovation roles in technology and research orientated organisations.
Learn how organisations most effectively find, evaluate and process innovative technologies to realise their commercial value.
Discover the systems and context behind open innovation, licensing, accessing markets and patent/ IP strategy.
This course was developed in conjunction with Oxentia Ltd, a global technology transfer and innovation management consultancy, established in 2004 as the innovation consulting division within Oxford University Innovation. Oxentia Ltd. work with clients in over 50 countries, supporting innovation management, technology commercialisation and entrepreneurship training and support.
Oxford University Innovation is the biggest technology transfer unit in Europe and has created over 100 companies. It is the highest university patent filer in the UK and currently manages a portfolio of over 1,500 patents.
This course can be taken separately or as part of a weekly discount fee package.
This one-day course covers the essential knowledge for technology commercialisation.
It provides an overview of the organisational dynamics in acquiring and transferring technologies to the market. Participants will also develop their legal, technical and negotiating skills to build innovation capacity in their organisation.
- Open innovation vs traditional approaches
- Organisational and process factors
- Licensing technology and negotiation
- Intellectual property strategy
- Exploring technology markets
Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship
- To define Innovation
- To go through models of innovation
- Understand disruptive innovation
- Understand the link between competitiveness and innovation
- Understand how disruptive innovation is creating new markets
- What is IP?
- Can you and should you protect using IPR?
- What are the evaluation tools to help decision making
- Appreciate the complexity of the patenting process
- Be aware of the resource and strategic implications of patenting
- Ability to evaluate beyond the technical evaluation criteria
Introduction to Licensing
- An overview of the licensing process
- Decisions around the circumstances in which licenses are appropriate
- What is required of licensor and licensee
- Understanding of the purpose of licensing
- Nature and dynamics of partnerships that support licensing
- Knowledge of partner needs in the license process
- Market research techniques
- Functional analysis of technologies
- End user and customer needs
- Market research processes for radical technologies
- Be able to analyse technologies in context of finding customers
- Gain practical experience of analysing end user needs
- Understand the difference between market data and market research
- Be able to manage the specific needs of disruptive or innovative technologies that are creating new markets
- The knowledge economy argument for Open Innovation
- How does it work?
- Principle v practice: barriers and constraints in implementation
- Legal structuring around the deal
- How to establish connectivity to enable Open Innovation
- Understand the differing organisational needs for those involved
- Become literate in the types of frameworks and agreements that commonly support Open Innovation
- Gain knowledge of how to implement an open innovation strategy
- Be aware of the expectations and performance measures that work across multiples interests
Participants who attend the full course will receive a Certificate of Attendance. The sample shown is an illustration only and the wording will reflect the course and dates attended.
Although not included in the course fee, accommodation may be available at our on-site Rewley House Residential Centre.
To enquire about a vacancy, about room charges or to make a booking, please contact the Residential Centre directly:
+44 (0)1856 270362
Standard course fee: £495.00
Fees include course materials, tuition, refreshments and lunches. The price does not include accommodation.
All courses are VAT exempt.
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Oxford’s Global Innovation Consultancy
Oxentia is the global innovation management and technology commercialisation consultancy that started its life as an operating division within the world-leading technology transfer company of the University of Oxford, Oxford University Innovation.
Oxentia is a key component of Oxford’s thriving innovation ecosystem.
Since 2004, Oxentia has delivered innovation services to a worldwide customer base of public and private sector clients in over 80 countries.
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