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Introduction to ETM course

On line self – evaluation questionnaire for the assessment of current knowledge of Technology Transfer Managers

By the end of this unit, the trainee will:

  • have comprehensive knowledge in the area of IPR, patents, licenses, relevant legislation, IPR management and financial management
  • be able to define an IPR strategy, compile and manage an IPR agreement
  • have knowledge of IPR issues in his/her specific sector

By the end of this unit, the trainee should be able to:

  • Acknowledge the relevance of the information gathering process within the R&D sector;
  • Describe what information gathering is and identify successful information gathering techniques;
  • Choose the most appropriate strategy of information gathering in relation to their context and purpose;
  • Search and obtain useful and relevant data;
  • Analyze the gathered data in an effective way;
  • Write and/or edit an analytical report on the information obtained;
  • Acknowledge the importance of constant monitoring and updating processes;
  • Identify and exploit relevant sources of information for their specific sector;
  • Develop a proactive attitude toward information within the innovation sector.

By the end of this unit, the trainee will:

  • have general knowledge on commercialization process specific knowledge on technology transfer
  • have developed the skills to analyse and assess the market potential for technology, position the technology in the market, create commercialization plan, commercialization strategies and financial sources for technology commercialization
  • have developed communication skills, creativity and analytical skills

By the end of this unit, the trainee will:

  • be able to evaluate the potential commercial value of a technology or an invention, eventually turning it into a new business.
  • be able to write a business plan for the development of a new company.
  • be able to choose the best company model for his invention.
  • be able to identify the organizations which can support the process of creating a new company.
  • have general knowledge of entrepreneurship and business plan and specific knowledge in new business in technologic fields.

By the end of this unit, the trainee will:

  • have knowledge on what is project management, the main processes includes in the project management
  • be able to initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control, and close a project
  • understand the knowledge and skills that needs aproject manager
  • understand the different project management methodologies: waterfall, agile, etc.

By the end of this unit, the trainee will:

  • have knowledge of communication theories and techniques
  • be able to communicate effectively with stakeholders, orient the research programmes to fulfil market needs, give public presentations in specialised technical subjects
  • Develop communication skills, conflict management skills, presentation and facilitation skills and the ability to build a wide network of contacts.
  • Be able to express ideas and opinions clearly and understandable.
  • Be able to listen actively to the partners, ensuring the understanding of the messages received by repeating or additional questions.
  • Be able to establish contact with others to request information or support.
  • Be able to adapt the messages to the type of listener and context in which it is located.
  • Consider the views and opinions of others to communicate.
  • Be able to establish and maintain formal and informal communication with key networking for the job.
  • Be able to persuasively argue and present ideas effectively in order to transmit to the receiver of the message.

By the end of this unit, the trainee will:

  • have comprehensive knowledge about negotiation theories and strategies
  • be able to analyse, understand scenarios and propose simple solutions
  • have knowledge of who to cultivate good relationship with all stakeholders and find an agreement which is acceptable and/or convenient for both sides