OMAHA, Neb. (August 27, 2018)—UNeMed recently completed its fourth annual Technology Transfer Boot Camp, drilling nine students on technology transfer basics, invention disclosure evaluations, intellectual property law, technology marketing, contract negotiation and entrepreneurship.
As part of their project work, the students engaged in interactive team-based activities evaluating real inventions, developing a marketing strategy, drafting confidential and non-confidential invention summaries and participating in mock licensing deal negotiations.
The boot camp provides an avenue for students who are unable to intern at UNeMed, to learn about the commercialization process and equips them with skills that would allow them to seek out alternative careers after graduation.
“This is part of our overall educational mission, and fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship at the University,” said Boot Camp director, Catherine Murari-Kanti, Ph.D. “We hope these skills will prepare these scientists of tomorrow to remain on the cutting edge of innovative research.”
Each year, UNeMed recruits about 10 students for the boot camp, which is open to all University of Nebraska students. Boot Camp in 2018 was held Aug. 6-10.