Update to the R&I Training & Development Programme 2013/14

By Oct.18, 2013

We are pleased to announce that two news sessions have been added to the R&I Training & Development programme, providing an introduction to technology transfer. Full details of the sessions, including booking details, are as follows:

Enhance your Impact – An Introduction to Technology Transfer
Trainer: Malcolm Purdie & Blake Prime, Research & Innovation Division
Date: Wednesday 4 December 2013, 12:00 – 14:00 & Thursday 20 March 2014, 12:00 – 14:00
Venue:  Room PLG02/03, Peel Building
Target audience: Academic and research staff interested in developing commercial opportunities from their research
Overview: The impact agenda places an increased focus on translating research into product and services used in the broader economy. The University’s technology transfer office provides advice, support and resources to aid this process. This session will give an overview of the technology transfer process and the benefits it can bring. The two main routes to transfer technology – licensing and spin off company formation – will be discussed through real life examples. An overview of intellectual property protection and practical steps you can take to ensure you maintain the commercial value of your research will be given.
Booking: Please register for this session on: http://www.pg.salford.ac.uk/page/enhance-imp

 

In addition, the existing session ‘Developing Tender Proposals’ has been updated to include an introduction to academic consultancy. Full details of the session are as follows:

Introduction to Academic Consultancy & Developing Tender Proposals
Trainer: Stephen Parkinson & Joe Flanagan, Research & Innovation Division
Date: Wednesday 20 November, 13:00 – 15:00
Venue: Seminar Room 3, Chapman Building
Target audience: Academic and research staff interested in undertaking consultancy and/or tendering for externally funded projects – beginner to experienced level
Overview: This session will provide an introduction to both academic consultancy for external clients, and tender-based external funding opportunities. Issues covered under the former will include an overview of what consultancy involves and the different types of consultancy, an outline of the consultancy process, and the key qualities of an academic consultant. The latter will summarise the standard components of a tender proposal, the key differences between tender and research proposals, and advice on developing successful proposals. This session will further include tips for developing relationships with a view to capturing consultancy work, along with advice on finding tender opportunities and recommendations for avoiding commons pitfalls when preparing your bid, as well as an outline of the support available within the Research & Innovation Division for colleagues interested in either consultancy or tendering.
Booking: Please register for this session on: http://www.pg.salford.ac.uk/page/dev-tender

 

Details of all the sessions in the Training & Development programme are available here: http://funding.usonline.org.uk/?p=1677


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