Coursebooks 2017-2018

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MINTT: Management of Innovation and technology transfer (EDOC)

ENG-623

Lecturer(s) :

Clerc Gabriel
Various lecturers

Language:

English

Remarque

Registration via mintt's website (mintt.epfl.ch)

Summary

mintt's purpose is to provide EPFL PhD students with an accelerated training in invention management, assessment of the potential, intellectual property rights elaboration, license negotiation, start-up option evaluation and experience sharing in the field of innovation.

Content

In a nutshell, mintt's purpose is to provide EPFL PhD students with an accelerated training in invention management, assessment of the potential, intellectual property rights elaboration, license negotiation, start-up option evaluation and experience sharing in the field of innovation

mintt is based on real-world EPFL invention cases and is taught by experienced and active professionals in the field of technology transfer working at the Technology Transfer Office of EPFL (TTO) as well as by experienced invited speakers from industry and startups. See description of modules, below.

The course starts in early June with two full days of teaching with several teachers. It is then followed by 3 half-day mandatory thematic workshops during the week following the initial teaching. Finally, a personal work is to be conducted in a group of 3 students in the form of an EPFL invention/technology/start-up case study. A written report is due in September and an oral presentation is made on Octobre 3, 2017.

Module 1 About inventions, inventors and intellectual property
Module 2 Evaluate the potential
Module 3 Licensing
Module 4 Start-up
Module 5 Managing Innovation and creatlng value
Workshop 1 Patents - dealing with a patent examinatlon report
Workshop 2 Software intellectual property and licensing
Workshop 3 Patents in Life Sciences


-------------> Details on https://mintt.epfl.ch/modules

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

From the idea to a product : learn about technology transfer from the perspective of a researcher; have a good general knowledge about intellectual property matters and licensing; be able to recognize major success and failure factors; learn from experiences of others

Note

Keywords

Technology transfer - intellectual property - patents - licenses innovation - software - startups

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

none, but clear motivation for the matter

Assessment methods

Exam form: Project report and oral presentation

 

Practical work:

25 hours
+ Presentation of case studies
8 hours

Resources

Websites

In the programs

    • Semester
    • Exam form
       Project report
    • Credits
      2
    • Subject examined
      MINTT: Management of Innovation and technology transfer (EDOC)
    • Lecture
      16 Hour(s)
    • Exercises
      12 Hour(s)
    • Practical work
      25 Hour(s)

Reference week

 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German