Managing Innovative Technology (Online)

Overview

This online course is aimed at those in translation or innovation roles in technology and research orientated organisations.

By taking this course, you will:

  • 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.

Programme details

Managing Innovative Technology (Online) covers the essential knowledge for technology commercialisation.

This course will provide you with an overview of the organisational dynamics in acquiring and transferring technologies to the market.

You will also develop your legal, technical and negotiating skills to build innovation capacity in your organisation:

  • Open innovation vs traditional approaches
  • Organisational and process factors
  • Licensing technology and negotiation
  • Intellectual property strategy
  • Exploring technology markets

Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship

Purpose:

  • To define Innovation
  • To go through models of innovation
  • Understand disruptive innovation

Outcomes:

  • Understand the link between competitiveness and innovation
  • Understand how disruptive innovation is creating new markets

IP Management

Purpose:

  • What is IP?
  • Can you and should you protect using IPR?
  • What are the evaluation tools to help decision making

Outcomes:

  • 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

Purpose:

  • An overview of the licensing process
  • Decisions around the circumstances in which licenses are appropriate
  • What is required of licensor and licensee

Outcomes:

  • Understanding of the purpose of licensing
  • Nature and dynamics of partnerships that support licensing
  • Knowledge of partner needs in the license process

Finding Markets

Purpose:

  • Market research techniques
  • Functional analysis of technologies
  • End user and customer needs
  • Market research processes for radical technologies

Outcomes:

  • 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

Open Innovation

Purpose:

  • 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

Outcomes:

  • 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

Dates, Times and Delivery

The Managing Innovative Technology (Online) course will run over two weeks, from 22 – 31 March 2021, with online sessions delivered at 11:30 – 13:00 (UK time) on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Each session will be 90 minutes.

These live video sessions will be held at 11:30 – 13:00 (UK time) on:

  • Monday 22 and 29 March
  • Wednesday 24 and 31 March

A world clock, and time zone converter can be found here: https://bit.ly/3bSPu6D

No attendance at Oxford is required and you do not need to purchase any software.

Certification

Participants who attend the full course will receive a University of Oxford electronic certificate of attendance. 

The certificate will show your name, the course title and the dates of the course you attended.

You will be required to attend all of the live sessions on the course in order to be considered for an attendance certificate. 

Fees

Description Costs
Course Fee £395.00

Payment

Fees include electronic copies of course materials.

All courses are VAT exempt.

Register immediately online 

Click the “book now” button on this webpage. Payment by credit or debit card is required.

Tutor

Oxentia Ltd

The Oxentia Team

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. 

Application

If you would like to discuss your application or any part of the application process before applying, please click Contact Us at the top of this page.

IT requirements

To participate you must be familiar with using a computer for purposes such as sending email and searching the Internet. You will also need regular access to the Internet and a computer meeting our recommended minimum computer specification.
It is advised to use headphones with working speakers and microphone.