PraxisUnico was asked to deliver two x 1.5 day training programmes in Shanghai and Fuzhou. The training was supported by funding from the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Intellectual Property Office and Shanghai Technology Transfer Exchange (STTE). The workshops attracted a group of approximately 30 delegates at each venue. The aims of the training were to enable delegates to gain an in depth understanding of the range of TT processes; to build confidence in IPR and commercialisation and; to gain an appreciation of UK and international TT. The training took place on 4-5 August 2014 (Shanghai) and 6-7 August (Fuzhou) 2014.
PraxisUnico provided two highly experienced instructors for the workshops: Dr Alison Campbell OBE, RTTP and Dr Nessa Carey, RTTP. Both Alison and Nessa have extensive experience in technology transfer and of working with PraxisUnico. Nessa Carey is PraxisUnico’s International Director; Alison Campbell is Director of Knowledge Transfer Ireland, the national office responsible for TT and KT in Ireland and a non-executive Director of PraxisUnico.
The PraxisUnico training was extremely well received by the delegates at both locations. It is clear from the level of questioning at the workshop and from the delegate feedback that the PraxisUnico training has significantly improved the knowledge base and confidence of individuals.
The training programme was highly interactive with a mix of taught, group work on case studies and discussion.
What delegates found most valuable about the learning experience:
· Case studies
· Interactive training delivery
· Experienced trainers and professional presentations
· Group discussion, face to face interaction
· Sharing experiences
· An understanding of the UK Government’s role in promoting tech transfer
Sessions that delegates found most useful:
· International business relationships
· IP evaluation
· Licensing agreements