UNeMed to host researcher technology commercialization course


OMAHA, Neb. (June 11, 2009)—UNeMed Corporation, the technology transfer leader for UNMC, will sponsor a free Webinar series for all researchers, post docs and graduates students beginning on June 18.

The series, hosted by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2), is part of an 11-week lecture course.

The course will deal with successfully commercializing various types of research activities and will discuss the practical business and legal issues that researchers need to understand to commercialize their research. Topics are shown below.

As national research funding decreases, alternative sources of revenue will be invaluable to investigators as they compete for the limited number of academic appointments available. Fundamental understanding of the issues that arise in the commercialization process will allow investigators to tailor their research to maximize the potential of transferring their findings to the public sector, which in turn generates significant revenue to help further their research efforts. In addition, information presented will help empower those individuals possessing the desire to form their own companies, increasing their potential for success.

Each lecture is a 90-minute Webinar with live Q&A. There will be expert guest speakers for each session. 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 Web site.

Series Schedule – All sessions are from noon to 1:30 p.m. (check-in time 11:45 a.m.)

June 18 – Lecture 1: Commercialization Methods: Employment, Licensing, Consulting, Joint Venturing and Startup

June 25 – Lecture 2: The Fundamental Essentials: Patents

July 9 – Lecture 3: The Fundamental Essentials: Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets

July 16 – Lecture 4: The Fundamental Essentials: Employment Agreements

July 23 – Lecture 5: The Fundamental Essentials: Tech Transfer and Licensing Agreements

July 30 – Lecture 6: The Fundamental Essentials: Consulting Agreements

Aug. 6 – Lecture 7: The Advanced Essentials: Business Entities

Aug. 13 – Lecture 8: The Advanced Essentials: Shareholder Agreements; Directors and Executives; Term Sheets; Private Placement Memoranda; Stock Purchase Agreements

Aug. 20 – Lecture 9: The Advanced Essentials: SBIRs/STTRs

Aug. 27 – Lecture 10: The Advanced Essentials: Corporate Strategic Alliances and Joint Venturing

Sept. 3 – Lecture 11: The Advanced Essentials: Angel Investors and Venture Capital

If you go 

The first session on “Commercialization Methods: Employment, Licensing, Consulting, Joint Venturing and Startup” will be Thursday, June 18 in the Durham Research Center auditorium from noon to 1:30 p.m.Participants are encouraged to pre-register for the course by e-mailing the UNeMed office, attention Toni Harris at harrisam@unmc.edu, by June 16. Lunch will be served to all registered participants.

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