Commercialization and Entrepreneurship
Full course description
A key role of corporate R & D is to investigate novel products and technologies and translate these into new business. In the case of biobased materials, the transition towards increased sustainability and green technology can trigger new business development. Imagining how a novel product or technology can lead to new business is an inherently creative process that should also be mastered by scientists. In this course the focus lies on developing important competences in the process of business development: 1) discovering opportunities and 2) developing business concepts.
Important characteristics for a scientist in developing business opportunities are creativity and persistence. These are important in problem solving during the process of business development.
In this course your entrepreneurship competences will be tested, and where possible improved. You will have to actively participate and take a creative attitude. A business model will have to be made, using all the information and help you can obtain during this course from the experts.
- To understand how science and technology can be transferred from the lab to start-ups and established companies
- To create a detailed understanding of science and technology commercialization modes: licensing, spin-offs, spinning out, new business development
- To understand the process and regulations concerning intellectual property, patenting and licensing, etc.
- To create and foster a entrepreneurial spirit