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Intellectual Property Management & Open Innovation in Health/Life Science

at Hilton Newcastle Gateshead Hotel, Newcastle, United Kingdom


The Health-2-Market Team is in the pleasant position to present to you the Training Seminar "Intellectual Property Management & Open Innovation in Health/Life Science" -free of charge! The seminar will be hosted by RTC North and will take place on 11th of May 2015 at The Newcastle Gateshead Hilton Hotel in Newcastle, UK. Join us and find out how the researchers can create greater value in their R&D activities through intellectual property management!


The use of the term open innovation has become in vogue in recent years, but what does it really mean to be open and what is the right amount of openness to maximize value creation and extraction? This seminar will take an intellectual property management approach to governing openness in relation to technology development and commercialization based on the strategic objectives of an organization.

The participants will learn to:

  • Identify different types of open innovation and degrees of openness
  • Understand and use intellectual property as a means to govern openness
  • Identify background and foreground intellectual property in collaborative technology development
  • Understand the use of licensing and other contractual mechanisms to manage open innovation for development and commercialization
  • Practice their new understanding on title due diligence, licensing-based business development, and open platform design

For whom

This training seminar is appropriate for any

  • Researchers who are interested in building utilization capabilities to strengthen their research output
  • Entrepreneurs in the life sciences who want better analytical tools to develop commercialization strategies
  • Technology Transfer Professionals who wish to enhance their holistic ability to evaluate academic research
  • University Management who want better models to support the governance of research and innovation
  • Policy Makers who wish to create better regulations and policies to support university research and innovation

From whom

University of Gothenburg is responsible for the seminar curricula and training. The University of Gothenburg is recognized as one of the best institutions of innovation, entrepreneurship and intellectual property management in the world in the field of knowledge-based business, so rated by national as well as international institutions. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from all around the world. 37 000 students and 6 000 employees make the University a large and inspiring place to work and study, with a continuous flow of new knowledge and ideas.

Health-2-Market is a 3-year long project funded by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission. It aims at providing health researchers with the necessary knowledge and skills for more viable IPR management as well as market exploitation of their results through setting up of new business ventures in health/life science sectors or in a more broad sense through their more active involvement in interdisciplinary cooperation actions. The provided services will be escalating to address the needs of the potential target groups: e-learning courses for broader audience, two-day seminars on specific topics, advanced 1-week training courses, hands-on support and ad-hoc counseling services either through face-to-face meetings, or distance ones, etc. The services address innovation issues such as: IPR and asset management, formulation of business and exploitation plans, preparation for the launch of start-ups in health/life science as well as ondemand knowledge transfers. For more information, please visit www.health2market.eu.

RTC North is one of Europe's leading technology transfer companies which has built its reputation over the past 25 years on managing large public sector contracts as well as delivering discrete consultancy projects to industry, research institutes and the higher education Sector.

RTC North's status as an independent technology transfer company, sponsored by several world-class companies and research institutes and accredited by the EU is quite unique. In addition, the organisation has an unrivalled network of European contacts.

The Company has had vast experience of helping organisations with all stages of the innovation and IP commercialisation process and is an active member of key European innovation and technology transfer networks such as Enterprise Europe Network and the Association of European Technology Transfer Professionals (Tii).


All seminar and speaker costs are carried by the EU-funded Health-2-Market project. Travel and hotel costs for participants cannot be reimbursed.

Participation for the seminar is free of charge but pre-registration is mandatory!

Registration is open until 8th of May.