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Workshop "Science Commercialization"

Date: 
Monday, August 20, 2012 - 09:00 to Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 14:00
Type: 
Workshop

Workshop on Science Commercialization

20.-21.08.2012, Ramada Hotel, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany

 

A common definition of technology commercialization is that it is the process of taking an idea to market and creating financial value -- typically through licensing or creating a new business. Although the concept of technology commercialization sounds disarmingly simple, many players involved in this process are discovering that implementing a successful technology commercialization program is more complex than they initially believed. The aim of the workshop therefore is to develop a kind of an entrepreneurship support chart. Specialists from different fields relevant for a successful commercialisation of will give talks and will support participants from the different COST Actions to utilize this information for the development of successful commercialisation strategies.

Workshop Schedule:

20.08.2012

08:15 – 09:00: Registration

09:00 – 09:15: Welcome and introduction (Krczal)

09:15 – 10:15: Introduction of the COST Actions involved:

-Action FA0806 “Plant virus control employing RNA-based

 vaccines: A novel non-transgenic strategy (Voloudakis)

-Action FA0907 „Yeast flavour production - New biocatalysts and novel molecular mechanisms” (de Billerbeck)

-Action FA1006: “Plant metabolic engineering for high value Products” (Warzecha)

10:15 – 10:30: Coffee break

10:30 – 13:00: Thematic Section I: Managing intellectual property

10:45 – 11:15:  Ch. Keller: From Research to Commercialisation: Protecting Intellectual Property (IP) in Europe – Requirements and Strategies

11:30 – 12:00:  N.N.: Handling of International Patent Documentation Data Bases

12:00 – 13:00: Discussion and Workshop: Steps towards the Development of an entrepreneurship support chart (Moderation Keller/N.N.)

13:00 – 14:00: Lunch Break

 

14:00 – 16:45: Thematic Session II: University-Industry Relations

14:0014:30: K. Kobek: IPR-management at German universities and research institutions

14:30 – 15:00: J. Dohnt-Glander: Enterprise Europe Network Services for

Technology Transfer and Business Support

15:30 – 16:30: Discussion and Workshop: Steps towards the Development of

an entrepreneurship support chart (Moderation: Kobek/Dohnt-Glander)                

16:30 – 16:45: Coffee Break

 

16:45 – 18:30: Thematic session III: Financing Commercialisation

16:4517:15: A. Brett: financing science commercialisation (to be detailed)

17:15 – 17:45: T. Aldridge: Radical and Incremental Innovation in NSF Funded Scientists Startups

17:45 – 18:45: Discussion and Workshop: Steps towards the Development of

an entrepreneurship support chart (Moderation: Brett/Aldrige)

20:00 Dinner    (Centre of Neustadt)

 

21.08.2012

09:00 – 11:00: Thematic session IV: Science Commercialisation in New Markets

09:00 – 09:30: Colleague of Eastbridge: to be detailed

09:30 – 10:00: H. von Kortzfleisch: to be detailed

10:00 – 11:00: Discussion and Workshop: Steps towards the Development of an entrepreneurship support chart (Moderation: von Kortzfleisch/N.N.)

11:00 – 11:15: Coffee Break

 

11:15 – 13:15: Thematic session V: Show Cases

11:15 – 11:45: Y. Gleba: Joy and frustrations of starting and running plant biotech companies in Europe

11:45 – 12:15: M. Moloney: to be detailed

12:15 – 13:15: Discussion and Workshop: Steps towards the Development of  an entrepreneurship support chart (Moderation: Gleba/Moloney)

Presentation of the Entrepreneur support Chart

13:15  Lunch

End of workshop, departure

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