Technology exploitation

Technische Universität Wien (TU Wien)


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Service description

The workshop provides insights from securing the IP basis in research projects to technology management and IP strategy in companies. After a successful completion of the course, participants are able to understand the essentials for exploitation of R&D results. Prerequisites, options, strategies, and tasks involved in technology exploitation are discussed, as well as the legal and institutional frameworks within a research institution and within companies. Learning outcomes: Participants can: 

1. explain the prerequisites and special features of intellectual property rights; 

2. identify the main steps of patent procedures and explain the structure of a patent; 

3. name the essential provisions of a license agreement and explain possible restrictions and remuneration options; 

4. explain the purpose of confidentiality agreements and R&D contracts in regard to technology exploitation and indicate the key points of the contracts; 

5. list use cases for patent searches, possible search tools, and search strategies and solve simple search tasks; 6. identify key steps in IP management and IP strategy development; 

7. explain how to create and implement an IP strategy, and; 

8. list essential steps of information search and assessment for early detection of technologies. 

Subject of course: Overview of intellectual property rights, patent procedures, patent structure, licensing agreements, aspects of secrecy and R&D agreements, patent search, early technology detection, technology management, IP strategy, IP management. 

Teaching method: Moodle-Course, lecture, online course material, videos, online tasks, group work, negotiation game (Cohort 1 – in person only),discussion.

Technology Readiness Level
TRL 1 – Basic principles observed
TRL 2 – Technology concept formulated
TRL 3 – Experimental proof of concept
TRL 4 – Technology validated in lab
TRL 5 – Technology validated in relevant environment
TRL 6 – Technology demonstrated in relevant environment
Disclaimer related to service

Application period: 1.03.2024-29.03.2024 (in person), Application period: 2.09.2024-30.09.2024. Start and end date for service implementation: Cohort 1: 12. - 19.04.24 (in person), Cohort 2: 12. - 14.11.24 (online)

Financial requirements

With costs of ​€3000 per team for Cohort 1 (in person), with costs of ​€2000 per team for Cohort 2 (online).