San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Technology Transfer and Commercialization Series
515 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35816
$50 in advance, $60 at the door
$250 package deal for all sessions ($300 value)
Program Schedule and Description
Tuesday, March 21, 9:00am-11:00am: Introduction
Instructor: Terry Taylor, Manager, Tech. Transfer Office, NASA MSFC
There are a wide range of benefits when technologies are successfully commercialized, but taking new ideas and innovations to market requires business know-how, technical expertise, and industry connections. Experienced Technology Transfer professionals and leading academia will guide you through the process of technology transfer, by covering the basics of Tech. Transfer and Commercialization. Topics of discussion will include intellectual property, key drivers of Tech. Transfer, expectations, market place assessment, and cost and risk mitigation.
Tuesday, March 28, 9:00am-11:00am: Assessing and Managing Expectations
Instructor: Eric Grigorian, Founder, In-Crowd Funding (Partner: Phil Shmerling)
Do you know what to expect from the Technology Commercialization process? Learn what to expect and how to navigate throughout the various stages of development of an innovation from skilled instructors. Content includes; entrepreneur expectations, investor expectations, IP valuation methodologies, negotiating tactics, alternative ways to raise capital, how to get started.
Tuesday, April 4, 9:00am-11:00am: New Venture Creation
Instructor: Rich Marsdsen, Lanier Ford
Are you ready to turn your idea or technology into a promising business that can attract investors? Risk-taking is almost synonymous with entrepreneurship, whether forming a tech start-up, a small business, or a large corporation. However, risk is greatly reduced when you're equipped with the proper tools to create, identify, assess, and shape opportunities related to new venture creation. Those attending the New Venture Creation workshop will study both the theory and practical application behind venture creation. Attendees will receive the knowledge necessary to transform ideas into sustainable businesses. This course covers basic start-up business models, team transformation principles, and the pitfalls of startup. Attend and learn how to build a solid business or organization around the idea you developed in today's competitive environment.
Tuesday, April 11, 9:00am-11:00am: Diving Deeper into Intellectual Property and Licensing
Instructor: Angie Holt, Partner, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP
Do you have IP? Take a deep dive into Intellectual Property with our instructors, and discuss the many facets of IP that engineers and scientists encounter in different work settings. Academic and commercial industry professionals will outline the importance of intellectual property protection for entities producing technology, as well as the challenges and opportunities that IP provides to scientists working in startups, big companies, and academia. Topics covered will include patenting, licensing, copyrighting, and trademarking.
Tuesday, April 18, 9:00am-11:00am: Free IP - Doing Business with the Government
Instructor: Dr. Russ Alexander, Director, Office of Research and Technology Applications, AMRDEC and Terry Taylor
Do you want to turn shelved technology into capital? The Government has currently invested billions of dollars on research and development (R&D), and much of it conducted at universities and Federal laboratories. Learn how to access the storehouse of research technology and accelerate intellectual property into promising technologies in the commercial marketplace at our Free IP series.
Tuesday, April 25, 9:00am-11:00am: Doing Business Abroad
Instructor: Laura Forte, Int. Trade & Compliance Manager, Abaco Systems, Inc., and NAITA VP of Programs and Services
TechRich has partnered with the North Alabama International Trade Association (NAITA) to create a series focused on International Technology Transfer (ITT), with a particular emphasis on International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITARs), Export Administration Regulations (EARs), Military versus commercial products, honoring patents and trademarks, and market assistance abroad.