Specialized Training Day
The FLC offers a full day of training designed to meet the training requirements of all T2 professionals—from beginners to experienced practitioners. Through panel discussions, interactive sessions, workshops and seminars, subject-matter experts provide a tech transfer overview for beginners; in-depth advanced training in key tech transfer topics such as intellectual property, important technology transfer mechanisms, negotiation skills, and commercialization tactics; and open discussions on trending T2 issues.
About Our Courses
Each of the six courses offered this year runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25. Since courses are concurrent over the full day, only one course can be taken at a time. Each course is available at a cost of $225. This fee covers breakfast and lunch on April 25th as well as any course materials. The cost of training is not included in the April 26-27 (two-day tuition) meeting registration fee, however, training day is included in the full meeting tuition. Each course is eligible for a continuing education value of 0.8 CEU, which may be earned by applying at eu.montana.edu/flc.
T2 For Beginners
Trainers: Janeya Griffin, Robert Griesbach, Brooke Pyne, Frank Hoke
Who it’s for: New technology transfer professionals
About:T2 newbies, start here! This course is designed to teach the basic tech transfer concepts you need to know. Through case studies, exercises, and a whole lot of discussion with our expert trainers, you’ll learn:
T2 for Beginners Syllabus
IP For Technology Transfer Professionals
Trainers: Gail Poulos, James Kasischke
Who it’s for:
About: This course examines the patent process and other forms of intellectual property (IP) protection in the context of federal technology transfer. It will provide detailed information on how to protect intellectual property in federal laboratories, with a focus on the patent process; summarize ownership rights to IP developed under government contracts; explain the major laws affecting IP in federal labs; and explain the types of rights collaborators typically want and how to work with them within the law.
The course will cover:
Trainers: Bob Charles, Belinda Snyder, Amanda Horansky McKinney
About: CRADAs are one of tech transfer’s most important mechanisms, so understanding them is crucial for most federal T2 professionals. This course is our one-stop shop for everything CRADAs! With seasoned experts and a bevy of examples, you’ll learn all about the CRADA and how it works.
CRADA Workshop Syllabus
Licensing and Negotiation Workshop
Trainers: Modjeh Bahar, Mark Reeves
About: Through real-world advice and hands-on practice, this interactive workshop examines the elements of an effective license and provides an overview of how to successfully negotiate a license agreement—whether you’re dealing with a government-owned and government-operated (GOGO) or government-owned and contractor-operated (GOCO) lab.
Creating a Culture for Commercialization
Trainers: Wendy Kennedy
Who it’s for: Experienced T2 professionals who want to foster a thriving commercialization environment
About: Technology commercialization is not a program, an office, or an activity. It thrives when it's woven into the fabric of your organization. This workshop will explore three key dimensions to create a culture for commercialization. You’ll share your examples and stories with the class to create a "Top 10" checklist for each of the following themes:
Advanced Topics:Class Full - Strategic T2 -- Engaging the External Ecosystem
Trainers: John Dement, Mark Skinner
Who it’s for: Experienced T2 professionals who want to improve their lab’s economic impact and build external relationships
About: Learn to identify and understand your external innovation ecosystem! In this advanced class, the goal is to help you engage and leverage the activities and resources outside the lab for increased technology transfer that benefits both your lab and the economy.
You’ll learn how to:
Strategic T2 Syllabus
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