Software Commercialisation Online - November 2021

This online course helps knowledge and technology transfer professionals to understand the requirements specific to making software disclosures and taking software to market in order to support academics and students creating software applications.

This online course is expected to run in November 2021, with exact dates to be confirmed. Please register your interest in attending by completing the online form ('Register Your Interest'). If you cannot see the button, please ensure you have logged in or created an account at the top of the page first.

You will be contacted once the dates are confirmed and places will then be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.

This form is to register your interest in the course only and is not confirmation a place has been allocated to you.

Course Dates

Courses will run over a number of sessions during the time period indicated. The confirmed dates will be issued shortly.


Event Costs (for online delivery)

Member Price - £575

Non-member Price - £777

Prices are not VAT applicable and reflect the total cost. 


Delegate Capacity

Delegate spaces will be limited on each course delivery. The smaller cohorts will help ensure you are able to make the most of the materials and the sessions. Places will be offered on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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


PLEASE NOTE: There may be a requirement for delegates to undertake some pre-course work/reading before the course begins.


8 November 2021 9:00 AM through 19 November 2021 12:00 AM
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