Are you a grad student, faculty, or staff member with a unique curriculum, cutting-edge technology, or an innovative idea? Do you have unique expertise or services to offer external partners?
Join us for the Commercialization Training Series, a collection of professional development workshops aimed at walking you through the process of defining your idea to delivering a product or service to the world and working with external partners. Participants can earn a completion certificate by attending all four core workshops and two electives.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, all Commercialization Series workshops will be held online. Once you RSVP to the event date that corresponds with the workshop you would like to attend, we will send you a link to attend via Zoom.
1. Kick-Off to Commercialization — March 12
Learn the fundamentals of research commercialization in a university setting, understand the various pathways to the marketplace, get exposure to campus resources designed to assist faculty, and learn about additional professional development offerings planned for the year.
2. IP Bootcamp — March 26
This workshop is meant to give faculty, staff and students a broad overview of intellectual property by diving deep into the types of protection. The workshop would also go over standard operating procedures for various commercialization scenarios and the rights and responsibilities of UMaine faculty and researchers.
3. University Agreements and Policies — April 9
This workshop details the agreements and policies that need to be in place when a University employee does fee-for-service work or industry-sponsored collaborative research with an external entity. Learn about IP protection, non-disclosure agreements, material transfer agreements, facility use and sponsored research agreements.
FDA Approval Process for Medical Devices — April 23