Research Commercialization Introductory Course, sponsored by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2), is a very popular online course designed to help science and engineering researchers better understand how research commercialization works. Over 5000 students, faculty and researchers from across the United States have taken this course since it's been offered.
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 class schedule is as follows:
- Lecture 1: Patents (Thursday, November 14 1pm - 2:30pm)
- Lecture 2: The Importance of Commercializing Research (Friday, November 15 1pm - 2:30pm ET)
- Lecture 3: Copyright, Trademarks and Trade Secrets (Tuesday, November 19 1pm - 2:30pm ET)
- Lecture 4: Employment and Consuling Agreements ( Thursday, November 21 1pm - 2:30pm ET)
- Lecture 5: Tech Transfer and Licensing Agreements (Tuesday, November 26 1pm - 2:30pm ET)
- Lecture 6: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grants (Monday, December 2 1pm - 2:30pm ET)
- Lecture 7: Introduction to Early Stage Funding (Wednesday, December 4 1pm - 2:30pmET)
- Lecture 8: Introduction to Structuring and Leading the Research-Intensive Company (Friday. December 6 1pm - 2:30pm ET)
- Lecture 9: Moving from R&D to Manufacturing (Monday, December 9 1pm - 2:30pm ET)
- Lecture 10: View from the Trenches: Applying what you have Learned (Thursday, December 12 1pm - 2:30pm ET)
Each lecture is a live 90-minute online class with Q&A. The classes are free of charge, but registration is required.
To register, please click here.