Technology transfer courses

Introduction to technology transfer skills

  • Objective: AUGent researchers: how to valorize your research results; TT professionals: introduction to professional technology transfer practices
  • Target Audience: AUGent researchers of all faculties (alfa, beta, gamma) with at least 3 years research experience (e.g.: post doc, ZAP) and Technology Transfer professionals, new in the field (IOF, TT, …). This training has been recognised by the Doctoral Schools at Ghent University. 
  • Participation fee: €250 (covering the costs for external speakers and catering)
  • Course dates (Autumn 2017): Wednesday 8/11, Thursday 16/11, Wednesday 22/11, Wednesday 29/11 and Wednesday 6/12
  • Location: iGent Tower, first floor, Meeting Room 1.2 Maxwell, 1.1 Helmholtz and 1.4 Alan Turing, Technologiepark 15, Zwijnaarde

Register here for the TT-skills course Autumn 2017

Programme summary:

Day 1

  • Technology Transfer Introduction
  • Valorization in funded projects: VLAIO, FWO (SBO), EU, IOF

Day 2

  • Research Contracts: How to deal with them?
  • Consequences of contracts on the valorisation of your project

Day 3

  • Patents and patent databases: theory and exercises
  • Other intellectual property rights – spin-off

Day 4

  • Commercialization of your technology
  • Thinking like the customer (by: Jeff Skinner, London Business School)

Day 5

  • Technology offer: marketing your technology or service + contest
  • The Innovation game: how to stimulate innovation in your workplace (by: The Forge)

+ Handing out Certificates



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Starters seminar Sales & marketing

With this four-day-seminar on sales and marketing, we aim to expand the understanding of Ghent University starters with respect to a key element for having a successful company: 'being able to sell'. With the collaboration of VOKA

Course dates: 3, 4 , 9 and 17 May 2017


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