Is this course right for me?
The course is suitable for knowledge exchange and commercialisation professionals working in higher education or other public-sector research or NHS innovation environments. Delegates will have experience in technology transfer, but little practical experience of software commercialisation. The course is not intended for those with a degree in computer science or similar. It will be of most benefit to those who have already worked in technology transfer for at least three months.
Why should I attend this course?
The course will improve delegates' confidence and provide a framework of materials and contacts to refer to when software disclosures arise. Delegates also have the chance to hear from and question university software entrepreneurs at first hand.
What will I learn from the course?
A detailed understanding of the special eligibility rules for software patents
Appreciation of how software is built from components allowing reuse and sharing, and the specifics of licensing of software components
When software may constitute a medical device or diagnostic tool
An understanding of the concepts and jargon of software development in order to interact effectively with inventors
What questions to ask a software inventor at disclosure, and the implications of the answers for the prospects of the software
The course also focuses on networking, providing a valuable platform to meet peers, discuss best practice, and interact with the course team and other contributors.
PLEASE NOTE: There may be a requirement for delegates to undertake some pre-course work/reading before the course begins.
View outline programme (subject to change)
The course fee includes:
- Attendance at all lectures and workshops
- Training and reference materials (electronic or otherwise)
- Registration event (including buffet dinner & drinks*) on Monday 4 May 2020
- Networking event (including buffet dinner & drinks*) on Tuesday 5 May 2020
- Morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch every day
* Please note that there is no reduction in the course fee if you choose not to attend the evening events.
Discounted bed and breakfast accommodation is available at College Court at £67.50/£82.50 (standard/executive) per night, per person. Please book your accommodation direct with College Court by calling 0116 244 9669 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and quote the PraxisAuril event reference number 67669 in order to receive the discounted rate. Discounted rates are not available when booking accommodation online. Any bedrooms that are not booked by Monday 6 April 2020 will be released. Accommodation may still be available at College Court after this date but might not be at the discounted rate.
Please note that the course begins with registration, including dinner and drinks, on Monday 4 May 2020 from 1830-2030.
10 ATTP Points
4th May - 6th May
|Course Fee (Member price £965)||£ 1295.00|