Purpose and Nature: This one-week intensive Workshop is designed for physicists from developing countries who are interested in learning entrepreneurial skills to commercialize their scientific inventions. Such an educational program is missing in many of the developing countries for scientists working in universities and scientific institutions. The participants will benefit from the international perspective provided in this Workshop from both experts and co-participants from developing countries. Goals and Objectives: The objectives of this Workshop are to introduce to the scientists the process of innovation, generation and protection of intellectual property, technology transfer and commercialization of inventions. The Workshop will consist of lectures by invited speakers, case studies, group discussions and role-playing sessions related to commercialization of a product.
Visitors are requested to register with the secretary in the Adriatico Guesthouse. There will be a shuttle bus running from the Adriatico to the Fermi Building and back until 10 a.m. for those needing to go to the Finance office
K.R. Sreenivasan (Director, ICTP) Giancarlo Michellone (AREA Science Park, Trieste) Claudio Tuniz (Assistant Director, ICTP) Dipali Chauhan (IOP, London) Amy Flatten (APS, USA)
Moderators: David Secher and S. Raghu
Chair: Andrea Vacchi, Director, INFN Trieste - Open-ended research versus product oriented research, identifying technological needs of the society and market. University vs. industrial research.
|Speaker:||Peter Dobson (University of Oxford, UK)|
(Chair: Dipali Chauhan) - Role of the academic departments/sections, technology transfer office, the University and the government in encouraging scientists to commercialize inventions. SMEs. Interfacing with industry, strategic partnerships, inter-institutional and international agreements.
|Speaker:||David Secher (N8 Research Partnership, Sheffield, UK)|
Chair: Amy Flatten
|Speaker:||Edward Caner (Innovation & Entrepreneurship Programs, Cleveland, USA)|
Moderators: Edward Caner and Dawood Parker
Chair: Surya Raghu - Patents, trade secrets and trademarks. Who is the inventor and who is not? Proper record keeping for patenting. Who owns the rights to an invention - you or your organization/company? Publications vs. patents.
|Speaker:||Harry Thangaraj (London, UK)|
Chair: Amy Flatten - General Patent Office Info, Patent and literature search, Classification, filing procedures, Process of examination and verification, communication with patent attorney/individual, help for individual inventors, etc.
|Speaker:||Charles Eloshway (Office of Intellectual Property Policy and Enforcement, USPTO, USA)|
Chair/Moderator: Peter Dobson
|Speaker:||20 minutes presentation each+discussion|
Chair: Dawood Parker
|Speaker:||Surya Raghu (Advanced Fluidics, USA)|
Chair: Dipali Chauhan - Non disclosure agreements, licensing, various legal agreements between inventor, institutions and industries, licensing and technology transfer
|Speaker:||Yumiko Hamano (Intellectual Properties and New Technologies Division, WIPO, Switzerland)|
Chair: Patrizia Tiberi Vipraio, University of Udine; Moderators Topic 1: Peter Dobson and Charles Eloshway; Moderators Topic 2: David Secher and TBA
Chair - John Enderby - Financials involved in patenting (typical cost of provisional application, full patent application, maintenance fees, CIP costs). Marketing of an invention. How to raise capital for developing an invention into a marketable product. Preparing a business plan. Early-stage venture capitalists and angel investors.
|Speaker:||Richard Brooks (FD Solutions, London, UK)|
Chair: Dipali Chauhan
|Speaker:||V. Premnath (National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India)|
Chair V. Premnath
|Speaker:||Graziano Bertogli (ICS, UNIDO, Trieste, Italy)|
Chair: Amy Flatten
|Speaker:||Fernando Galembeck (UNICAMP, Brazil)|
Chair: Fabio Ruzzier (University of Trieste)
|Speaker:||Dawood Parker (Melys Diagnostics, UK)|
Moderators: Charles Eloshway Chair: Surya Raghu
All participants will meet at the bus stop in Grignano (by the sea), where a private bus will depart to the AREA Science Park, Padriciano.
Chair: Steve Taylor Methodologies used for global business intelligence gathering, and filtering and for technology monitoring and opportunity identification and assessment
|Speaker:||Steve Taylor (SRI Consulting - Business Intelligence)|
Chair: Steve Taylor The role of science and technology parks in developing and managing innovation as a tool for enterprise creation and growth. Innovation policies and practices tailored to facilitate the regional investment in RTD and technological innovation. Showcasing the practices adopted in AREA Science Park and presentation of success stories achieved and of the NovaRegio toolkit.
|Speaker:||Gabriele Gatti (AREA Science Park, Trieste)|
Chair: Steve Taylor Fostering the creation of high growth potential innovative companies by technology assessment and transfer: the regional network of competence centers for managing and diffusing technologies and innovation, exploring the commercial feasibility of an idea and bringing research to market. Hi-tech business incubation for innovative start-ups from academic research. Two valuable tools: Innovation Network (TM) and Innovation Factory (TM)
|Speaker:||Paolo Mander (AREA Science Park, Trieste)|
Chair: Steve Taylor BIC-FVG is a "best practice" European business incubator/accelerator. Several approaches and methods have been developed to support venture creation. For example, the "lead Users" and "collaborative entrepreneurship" methods are being successfully adopted to accelerate company growth, compress time to market, reduce risk - and attract private investors. BIC-FVG is leading a US-Italy partnership program to network high-level Italian Business Angels co-investing with Venture Capital Funds.
|Speaker:||Elena Colonna (BIC-FVG, Trieste)|
|Location:||Adriatico Guest House Cafeteria|
Chair: Beth Taylor, IOP
Chair: TBA 9:00 - 9:30 - Group 1 9:30 - 10:00 - Group 2 10:00 - 10:30 - Group 3
Chair: Joseph Niemela, ICTP 11:00 - 11:30 - Group 4 11:30 - 12:00 - Group 5 12:00 - 12:30 - Group 6
Chair: TBA 14:00 - 14:30 - Group 7 14:30 - 15:00 - Group 8
ICTP Director, Workshop Organizers, Beth Taylor IOP