3 May 2010 at 08:30
7 May 2010
Trieste - Italy
AGH (Kastler Lecture Hall)
Directors: S. Raghu, D. Chauhan, C. Tuniz, J. Niemela
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.
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)
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