The workshop aims to give an understanding of what it means to translate knowledge, or ideas, into something that creates wealth – in other words innovation. An important outcome of the workshop will be the participants’ ability to be able to relate to how business views knowledge. The aim is to challenge the participants’ thinking and perceptions of innovation to help them understand what it takes to exploit knowledge, and why support functions like technology transfer offices exist in universities to help this process.
The workshop aims to be very practical and interactive in nature, giving students skills and understanding that they themselves can apply rather than business theory, though current business approaches to innovation will be discussed.
Target group: particularly for early-stage researchers, e.g. PhD candidates or post docs. Also relevant for those who have little experience of business thinking.
Duration: 1-3 days, depending on version. 2-days recommended