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This module aims to provide researchers with the skills required to identify the impact of their research, commercialise a research outcome, effectively interact within a team and with industry, and to improve their ability to innovate and act with an entrepreneurial mindset.
Some of the key themes explored in this module include understanding the current research landscape, intellectual property, legal contracts, spin-out companies, technical marketing, team building and interacting with industry and NGOs. This module adopts a group work approach to introduce students, in a practical way, to team, leadership and relationship building, as well as to enable the development of their communication skills.
The module content is explored over three days and includes the following sessions:
1) Introduction to Commercialisation of Research
2) Intellectual Property
3) Legal Contracts
4) Spin-Out Companies
5) Technical Marketing & Product Development: Understanding the Impact of your Research
6) Interacting with Industry and/or NGOs
8) Business Exercise: Team Building