Technology transfer courses

Knowledge Transfer Skills for Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts (SSH & A)

Economical and societal valorisation of your research

2nd Edition, 8-9 June 2021


  • Obtain valorisation skills on non-technical subject matters;
  • Connect & network with AUGent-colleagues.

Target Audience

  • AUGent researchers of alfa faculties (social sciences, humanities and arts) or university colleges with at least 3 years research experience (e.g.: post doc, ZAP);
  • IOF- & IDC-colleagues or from AUGent university colleges 

Online training via Zoom


Day 1



Valorisation – examples

Intellectual property rights: royalty

Excercise on valorisation

Day 2



Exercise on Research Canvas

Social Entrepreneurship

The course is taught in Dutch. 

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€ 25

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Introduction to Technology Transfer Skills

Interactive course on commercializing research results


Acquire knowledge and skills to valorise research results. 

Target audience

  • Researchers with at least 3 years of research experience from all faculties (alpha, beta, gamma) of the UGent association;
  • People who come into contact with technology transfer (mandate holders, TT advisors...).


The course consists of of five sessions of two consecutive days throughout the academic year. You can register separately for each session.

  • Orientation session with a general introduction to funding, contracts, intellectual property rights and valorisation (September 2021)
  • Funding: which grant is appropriate for which valorisation project (IOF, VLAIO, FWO, EU)? (November 2021)
  • Contracts: what are the consequences for your research results? (January 2022)
  • Protection: patents and other intellectual property rights (March 2022)
  • Business development: how do you create a business/spin-off from research results? (June 2022)

The course is taught in English and is very interactive, with presentations, group exercises and testimonials.

Course dates & topics

  •  28-29 September 2021: General introduction to knowledge transfer skills.

    Topics: Funding, contracts, IPR and valorization

  • 9-10 November 2021: How to find the right funding for your valorization project

    Topics: Funding (IOF-VLAIO-FWO-EU) & writing the valorization part of your proposal

  • 26-27 January 2022: contracting and negotiation

    Topics: Soft IPR, contracts from CDA to a license agreement, negotiation exercise

  • 23-24 March 2022: Business development

    Topics: Patents, spin-offs and how to make a business

  • 8-9 June 2022: Valorisation strategies

    Topics: What is valorization/impact, business canvas model, social entreprises


The course will soon be open for registrations. Registrations are limited!

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