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Start Time:

3 May 2010 at 08:30

Ends On:

7 May 2010

Location:

Trieste - Italy

Venue:

AGH (Kastler Lecture Hall)

Organizer(s):

Directors: S. Raghu, D. Chauhan, C. Tuniz, J. Niemela

Description:






PURPOSE AND NATURE
The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the American Physical Society (APS), the Institute of Physics (IOP) and the AREA Science Park (AREA) will jointly organize the 2010 Workshop "Entrepreneurship for Physicists and Engineers from Developing Countries" to be held at ICTP, Trieste, Italy from 3 to 7 May. This one-week intensive Workshop is designed for physicists and engineers from developing countries who are interested in learning entrepreneurial skills to commercialize their scientific inventions. Such an educational programme is missing in many of the developing countries for scientists working in universities and scientific institutions. The participants will benefit from the international perspective provided in this Workshop from both experts and co-participants from developing countries.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The objectives of this Workshop are to introduce to scientists and engineers the process of innovation, generation and protection of intellectual property, technology transfer and commercialization of inventions. The workshop will consist of lectures by invited speakers, case studies, group discussions and role-playing sessions related to commercialization of a product.

TOPICS INCLUDE
Relation between scientific research, inventions and products; Institutional roles for commercialization; Physicists as inventors and entrepreneurs; Concept of intellectual property (IP) and its significance in developing countries; Basics of patenting; Global IP protection; Taking science to the market - Timelines and processes for taking an invention to product; Working with industry; Small business financing and business plan fundamentals; Success stories; Science parks and innovation tools; Business plan presentation by participants; training of lecturers and scientists in development of an 'Entrepreneurship Curriculum'.

APPLICATION DEADLINES WERE
4 December 2009
(for those requesting financial support and/or visa)
31 January 2010
(for those not requesting financial support and/or visa)

Material:

3 May 2010
08:30
10:00
Registration and Administrative Formalities
01h30'
Visitors are requested to register with the secretary in the Adriatico Guesthouse. There will be a shuttle bus running from the Adriatico to the Fermi Building and back until 10am for those needing to go to the Operations and Finance Office.
10:00
10:30
Welcome Remarks
30'
Dipali Chauhan
Institute of Physics, London, UK
10:30
11:00
Programme Overview
30'
Surya Raghu
President, Advanced Fluidics LLC, USA
Workshop objectives and expectations.
11:00
12:00
Scientists and Engineers as Entrepreneurs: career options and choices.
01h00'
Peter Dobson
Director, Oxford University's Begbroke Science Park, UK
Chair: Claudio Tuniz, ICTP
12:00
13:00
Lunch Break
01h00'
13:00
14:00
Technology Transfer
01h00'
David Secher
Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge, UK
Role of the academic departments/sections, technology transfer office, the University and the government in encouraging scientists to commercialize inventions. SMEs. Interfacing with industry, strategic partnerships, inter-institutional and international agreements.

Chair: Dipali Chauhan
14:00
15:00
Societal, Moral, Ethical and Cultural Dimensions of Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship
01h00'
Sir John Enderby
University of Bristol, UK
Chair: Joseph Niemela, ICTP
15:00
15:30
Coffee Break
30'
15:30
16:30
Basic communication skills for entrepreneurs
01h00'
Beth Taylor
IOP, London, UK
Importance of interpersonal communication, Introducing yourself in different settings - handshake and eye-contact, 1-minute elevator pitch, Making a presentation, Business meetings and networking events.

Chair: Yumiko Hamano
16:30
17:30
Barriers to commercialization in home countries and team project fundamentals
01h00'
Moderator: David Secher
Please bring questionnaires.
17:30
19:00
Begin team project
01h30'
19:00
21:00
Dinner/Post-Dinner Informal Q&A Sessions
02h00'
4 May 2010
08:30
09:30
Where do you start? Pre-Business Feasibility Analysis and Opportunity Assessment
01h00'
Stephen Taylor
AREA Science Park, Trieste, Italy
General introduction on methodologies and tools for technology and hi-tech market watch to address and steer enterprise developing strategies.

Chair: Sir John Enderby
09:30
10:30
Concept of intellectual property and its significance
01h00'
Harry Thangaraj
St. George's University, London, UK
Patents, trade secrets and trademarks, What constitutes an invention - the interpretation of the inventive step and non-obviousness. Who is the inventor and who is not? Proper record keeping for patenting. Who owns the rights to an invention - you or your organization/company? Publications vs. patents. Exceptions to the patenting rules - what cannot
be patented by law.

Chair: Regina Luttge
10:30
11:00
Coffee Break
30'
11:00
12:30
The Patenting Process
01h30'
Yumiko Hamano
Intellectual Properties and New Technologies Division, WIPO, Geneva, Switzerland
Outline of the patenting process (including the slight differences between US, Europe and Japan). Searching for patent and literature information. The importance of IP protection. The International patent filing system. Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).

Chair: Dipali Chauhan
12:30
14:00
Lunch Break
01h30'
14:00
15:00
Legal agreements for a start-up entrepreneur
01h00'
David Secher
Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, UK
Various legal agreements between inventor, institutions and industries, NDA (PIA), licensing, option, and other technology transfer agreements, partnership agreements. What are the fine prints to look for in such documents?

Chair: Harry Thangaraj
15:00
16:00
Taking your invention to the market: Invention-to-Product Timelines and Processes
01h00'
Surya Raghu
Advanced Fluidics, USA
Chair: Tony Bunn

16:00
16:30
Coffee Break
30'
16:30
18:00
Panel Discussion: Open Innovation
01h30'
David Secher, Yumiko Hamano, Steve Taylor, Dawood Parker, Tony Bunn, Harry Thangaraj, Regina Luttge, John Enderby
Each panelist can choose to make a short presentation of about 5 minutes (2 slides) if essential for discussion.

Moderator: Peter Dobson
19:00
21:00
Dinner/Post-Dinner Informal Q&A Session/Business Plan Development
02h00'
21:00
22:00
Entrepreneurship Curriculum Development
01h00'
Surya Raghu, Dipali Chauhan
5 May 2010
08:30
09:30
Marketing your invention
01h00'
Peter Dobson
Oxford University's Begbroke Science Park
Decision to develop the product of sell the invention? How does a single inventor/small company sell its inventions? Who is the customer? At what stage do you sell your invention? Marketing of small volume, high cost products and large
volume, low cost products.

Chair: Sir John Enderby
09:30
10:30
Financial aspects of business
01h00'
Richard Brooks
FD Solutions, London, UK
Financial terminology for Starting Entrepreneurs, Typical financial costs in starting a business

Chair: Dipali Chauhan
10:30
11:00
Coffee Break
30'
11:00
13:00
Business Plan Fundamentals
02h00'
Richard Brooks
FD Solutions, London, UK
Preparing a business plan. Early-stage venture capitalists and angel investors.

Chair: Dipali Chauhan
13:00
14:00
Lunch Break
01h00'
14:00
14:45
Start-up experiences: Company 1
45'
Tony Bunn
Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
Chair: Joe Niemela
14:45
15:30
Start-up experiences: Company 2 - Melys Diagnostics
45'
Dawood Parker
Melys Diagnostics, Whitland, UK
15:30
16:00
Coffee Break
30'
16:00
16:45
Start-up experiences: Company 3
45'
Peter Dobson
Oxford University's Begbroke Science Park
Chair: Tony Bunn
16:45
17:30
Start-up experiences: Company 4
45'
Regina Luttge
University of Twente, Netherlands
17:30
18:00
Start-up experiences: Ask the Panel (Tony Bunn, Peter Dobson, Dawood Parker, Steve Taylor, Regina Luttge)
30'
Moderator: Surya Raghu
19:00
21:00
Dinner/Post-Dinner Informal Q & A Session/Business Plan Development
02h00'
21:00
22:00
Entrepreneurship Curriculum Development
01h00'
Dipali Chauhan, Surya Raghu
6 May 2010
08:30
12:30
Visit to AREA Science Park, Padriciano
04h00'
All participants will meet at the bus stop in Grignano (by the sea), where a private bus will depart to the AREA Science Park, Padriciano.
12:30
14:00
Lunch Break
01h30'
14:00
18:00
Group Projects
04h00'
Speakers available for consultation in the Kastler Lecture Hall.
19:00
21:00
Workshop Dinner
02h00'
7 May 2010
08:30
09:00
Introduction of Panel of Judges: Richard Brooks, Peter Dobson, Yumiko Hamano, Regina Luttge, Dawood Parker, Surya Raghu, David Secher, Harry Thangaraj
30'
Chair: Joseph Niemela
09:00
09:30
Session 1: Group 4
30'
09:30
10:00
Group 2
30'
10:00
10:30
Group 3
30'
10:30
11:00
Coffee Break
30'
11:00
11:30
Session 2: Group 1
30'
Chair: Joseph Niemela
11:30
12:00
Group 5
30'
12:00
12:30
Group 6
30'
12:30
14:00
Lunch Break
01h30'
14:00
14:30
Session 3: Group 7
30'
Chair: Beth Taylor
14:30
15:00
Group 8
30'
15:00
16:00
Feedback to the participants on their plans
01h00'
16:00
16:30
Feedback from participants to the organizers (written and informal)
30'
16:30
17:00
Concluding remarks
30'
Dipali Chauhan, Surya Raghu, Beth Taylor
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