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Innovation and Technology Transfer

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Module Convenor:  Simon Mosey

Module Content:
The module will provide students with a clear understanding of the importance of innovation in the exploitation of new scientific and technological developments and the transfer process for this technology to enable commercialisation. There is a strong focus on technology transfer from universities and research institutes out to industry and between industrial partners. The political and sociological debates about the significance of technology transfer from universities will be considered. The importance of intellectual property and patenting as a key element of commercialisation will also figure strongly in the module. Students will get "hands on" experience by researching technology transfer strategies in universities, by working through real patents, patent searching, the approach to patenting indifferent industrial sectors and the processes involved in patent exploitation eg licensing deals, collaborations and company start-ups. Practitioners in the area, including members of the Business Development Network in the University, will assist with the module at appropriate points.

Module Aims:
The aims of this module are to introduce students to the importance of, and the processes involved in, innovation and technology transfer in the wider academic and business communities.

Module Assessment:
Coursework (2,500 word Individual report) (65%); Group Presentation (35%)


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