Training course Creating Successful Spin-outs, 26 - 28 September 2012 in Barcelona, Spain
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Each course is ATTP recognised - 20 continuing education (CE) points
“It is not the strongest of the species that survive nor the most intelligent but the one most responsive to change” - Charles Darwin
overview Creating successful spin-outs is designed for Technology Transfer managers whose portfolio includes expertise and technologies that may be best commercialised in a spin-out company. We explore what kinds of technologies are best commercialised in this way and the role of TT managers in setting the initial business strategy and working with the founding academics to build a well-financed, yet sustainable spin-out company that can act as a great platform for commercialising the technology – as well as providing a financial return to the university.
The course is highly interactive, where you will learn through case studies and role plays facilitated by those who have been actively involved in building, financing and managing successful university spin-outs.
content The course offers the following topics:
- the role of TT manager as initial commercial manager - business planning and guiding the initial business model - knowing how and when to approach investors - the characteristics of different types of businesses – ‘bootstrap’, high growth, IP based - financial planning and strategy - the legal issues involved, including IP agreements - building an effective and sustainable management team
The main features of the course are its informal style of presentation and interaction between participants. The sessions are a mixture of seminar-style talks and smaller break-out groups to discuss and report back on specific case studies. During the feedback sessions, the different results of all the groups are discussed with the speaker(s) adding their own perspectives. ‘What you get out of the course is what you put into it’, so active participation is essential to gain as much information as possible. Our aim is to create an informal atmosphere during the course, and encourage everyone to network.
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social programme A course dinner is included in the course fee, which will be held on Wednesday evening. More information is coming soon.
Hotel Fira Palace Avinguda de Rius i Taulet 1-3 08004 Barcelona Spain Tel. +34 93 426 2223
hotel suggestions Each participant is responsible for their own hotel reservations. ASTP has blocked rooms in several hotels in Barcelona, please use the booking reference code or booking form provided below to make your hotel reservations.
tel +34 93 426 2223 fax +34 93 425 5047
tel +34 93 289 0909 fax +34 93 289 0501
tel +34 93 481 7350
Prices are including breakfast and excluding VAT
early bird fee until 1 August 2012
CEE reduction fee*
3 days courses
3rd delegate and onwards from one institution
10th delegate and onwards from one national network
* Turkey & CEE countries: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania, Macedonia, Belorussia, the Ukraine and Russia ** Please contact us for group registration
The three-day course includes: coffee/tea, refreshments, lunches, joint dinner on Wednesday and course materials. The fee does not include overnight accommodation. Each participant is responsible for their own hotel booking.
registration The maximum number of participants is 40. For online payment by creditcard, no administration cost will be charged to the course fee, however an administration cost of €25 will be charged if payment is done through bankwire. Please note that payment must be received at least two weeks before the course starts. Please register to the Creating successful spin-outs course via our webshop. For group registration, please contact our secretariat.
cancellation policy Only 50% of the course fee will be refunded if a written cancellation is received before the 31st of August 2012. However no refunds will be possible after the 31st of August 2012. Substitutions by a colleague working at the same institution, may be made up to 3 weeks before the course and an administration cost of €95 will be charged.