Starts 19 Mar 2018
Ends 23 Mar 2018
Central European Time
Euler Lecture Hall (LB)
Strada Costiera, 11 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
Background and purpose

The Institute of Physics (IOP) and the International Centre for Theoretical Physics are organising a weeklong workshop for science and engineering students and graduates from low-to-middle income countries who are interested in developing entrepreneurial skills. Participants will be introduced to the process of innovation, generation and protection of intellectual property, technology transfer and the commercialisation of ideas and inventions. They will benefit also from the international perspectives and insights of leading experts in the field.

Topics covered
Scientists and engineers as entrepreneurs;
opportunity and value assessment; intellectual property (IP);
basics of patenting;
IP management and global IP protection;
business plan fundamentals;
technology readiness levels;
invention to product;
timelines and processes;
tools for financial estimations;
pitching for cash;
networking, communication and presentation skills;
case studies and group projects.



Linsey Clark (Institute of Physics), Tajinder Panesor (Institute of Physics), Joe Niemela (ICTP), Surya Raghu (Advanced Fluidics), Local Organiser: Joseph Niemela