Technology transfer courses

Technology transfer skills training


Knowledge transfer skills for SSH&A

Managing the economical and societal valorisation of your research. Knowledge Transfer Skills of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts (SSH&A)

Course dates: 3 & 4 June 2019


  • To obtain valorisation skills on non-technical subject matters
  • To connect professionals in these domains all over Belgium
  • Target Audience: 
    1. AUGent researchers of alfa faculties (social sciences, humanities and arts) with at least 3 years research experience (e.g.: post doc, ZAP)
    2. Knowledge Transfer Skills professionals, new in the field (Valorisation managers, IDC..)
    3. KTO’s of other universities or university colleges in Flanders, Brussels or Wallonia.
  • Participation fee: €50 (catering included)
  • Location: iGent Tower, Technologiepark 126, Zwijnaarde (1st floor)
  • Programme:

Day 1


3  June 2019

Introduction to valorisation

Introduction to intellectual property rights (IPR)

Funding of valorisation projects:  EU-funding programs, Funding programs in Flanders

Consequences of the selected program for your valorisation path (exercises)

Day 2


4 June 2019

Soft IPR in the university context: copyright on software, databases, knowhow…

Contracts for research projects: from  CDA to a license agreement

Consequences of contract-clauses for your valorisation path (exercises)

Negotiation exercise: University versus company  or NGO


Starters seminar Sales & marketing

  • Objective: 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: not available for the moment
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CAPTURE Entrepreneurship Development Program

  • Objective: A 5-session journey in which coaches working in research valorization will guide teams of young researchers and entrepreneurs through the trajectory from idea to start-up company. Coaching sessions will be alternated with homework, guest lectures and feedback sessions by successful entrepreneurs and industrial experts. The course will follow the MIT ‘Disciplined Entrepreneurship’ methodology.
  • Target audience: Small teams of motivated Ghent University postdocs, PhD and/or last-year MSc students with innovative ideas, willing to explore the set-up of their own spin-off or start-up company. Primary focus is on water technology, carbon utilization and plastic waste to resource. Researchers from related fields can also be considered.
  • Participation fee: The course is free for UGent researchers. Externals can join a team of UGent researchers on specific conditions (to be discussed). 
  • Course dates: not available for the moment

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