UNeMed to host research commercialization introductory course


Books and NewsOMAHA, Neb. (Sept. 5, 2012)—UNeMed Corporation, the technology transfer leader for UNMC, will once again sponsor a free Webinar series for all researchers, post docs,and graduates studentsevery Wednesday beginning on September 19 through November 14 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.

UNeMed first hosted the series, presented by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer, in 2009 and certificates of completion were presented by UNeMed to 22 participants. The course focused on the successful commercialization of research and the practical steps required to protect and market intellectual property.

Beginning on Wednesday September 19, the 8-week course will help researchers better understand how research commercialization works. Research commercialization involves taking intellectual property generated during research activities and bringing it to users and patients to address significant medical and clinical needs.

Areas covered in the course include intellectual property, patents, copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks, licensing agreements, employment agreements, consulting agreements, tech transfer, creating and funding companies, and federally funded Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs.

The first lecture will be Wednesday, September 19 in the DRC 1004 from 2:30 – 4:00 pm.Each lecture is a live 90-minute online class with Q&A and all sessions are from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. Class schedule is shown below.

Participants are encouraged to pre-register for the courseby e-mailing Val Gunderson at vgunders@unmc.edu, by September 14.Snacks will be served to all registered participants. Upon completion of the course, UNeMed will award a Certificate of Completion for the course.

If you are interested in the free course, but unable to attend in person, you may sign up to view the session from any computer by registering at the Researcher Commercialization Course website.

Also refer to the announcement on the UNMC Today


Lecture 1: The Importance of Commercializing Research
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 2:30 p.m.

Lecture 2: Patents
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 2:30 p.m.

Lecture 3: Copyright, Trademarks and Trade Secrets
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 2:30 p.m.

Lecture 4: Employment and Consulting Agreements
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 2:30 p.m.

Lecture 5: Tech Transfer and Licensing Agreements
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 2:30 p.m.

Lecture 6: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grants
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 2:30 p.m.

Lecture 7: Introduction to Early Stage Funding
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 2:30 p.m.

Lecture 8: Introduction to Structuring and Leading the Research-Intensive Company
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 2:30 p.m.

Lecture 9: Moving from R&D to Manufacturing
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 2:30 p.m.

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