'Sustainable and Commercial' - A University Business Development Workshop

14 September 2011, 9.00 AM - 14 September 2011, 9.00 AM

14th September, Royal Geographical Society, London
This Business Development Workshop is being run by the University of Oxford's Environmental Sustainability Knowledge Transfer Network.
  • 14th September
  • Royal Geographical Society, Exhibition Road, London

 "Interest in the commercial potential of research in a range of environmentally-sustainable technologies and services has never been greater, but how can you recognise what may be of economic value and attractive to business or industry? What type of research capabilities or facilities are there in your university that might fit the ‘sustainability’ agenda for businesses? What is the best way to talk with companies about innovative ideas within your institution? And how can you ensure that your ideas and knowledge are appropriately protected?

This workshop provides Higher Education business development specialists, and research and enterprise staff, with an opportunity to identify research areas of potential interest, and to start planning for engaging with industry. It focuses on developing participants’ understanding of the current commercial potential of research, communicating with company specialists and considering Intellectual Property Rights. The Environmental Sustainability Knowledge Transfer Network is a national agency, supported by the Technology Strategy Board and the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills to link businesses with UK universities to catalyse innovation in a wide range of environmental technologies and services. Based in the University of Oxford, it works with thousands of companies and all UK Universities. Sessions will be facilitated by experts from within the ESKTN team and from industry. The intensive one-day programme enables delegates to enhance the personal and technical business knowledge they need to succeed as effective promoters of university research outputs to companies working in many different sectors."

To register or read more details see: https://ktn.innovateuk.org/web/sustainabilityktn/articles/-/blogs/4600037

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