Software Commercialisation 3-5 December 2018

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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.

What makes this course different to others available in the sector?

PraxisAuril is able to deliver this training from the unique perspective of KE practitioners. We see the world from the same angle as you do!

We draw on a wide pool of experience and expertise from within the profession and build them into the course content, ensuring we are always delivering up to date, sector leading training and development.

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20% discount on group bookings

Make a 20% saving on course fees by registering five or more delegates from your organisation for this event.

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 3 December 2018
Networking event (including buffet dinner & drinks*) on Tuesday  4 December 2018
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.

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