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Further education with a commitment to invention

FINAL_Keyvisual_TaschenmesserAs an academic, what do I do if I have a good idea? How can I transfer my technology? Who will support me?

These and many other questions will be answered during our course “From Invention to Innovation”, held twice a year at the FTU (Fortbildungszentrum für Technik und Umwelt) at KIT. The programme is aimed at all academic staff and managers of KIT. It conveys fundamental knowledge on the protection and use of intellectual property.

Intellectual-property management (IP management) is becoming increasingly important in academia and science – it helps protect the compiled knowledge, apply for approval of projects or negotiate the terms of cooperation with partner companies. The half-day course titled “From Invention to Innovation” conveys the basics of IP management to budding entrepreneurs.

The following practical methods for marketing and utilisation of an invention will be taught by the KIT Innovation Management course conveyors:

  • Patent law and exploitation
  • Market evaluation and exploitation strategies
  • Model contracts and contents – beware of traps!
  • High-tech start-ups in academia

The course will also highlight which IP-related services are offered by KIT, which preparations are necessary for successful utilisation and which advantages inventors and their institutes can personally derive from patent exploitation.

The next “From Invention to Innovation” course will take place on 15/03/2016 from 9:00 AM to 1 PM. You can register until 07/03/2016 through the website of the KIT Fortbildungszentrum für Technik und Umwelt (FTU).

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