The Queen’s Market-Focused Research Workshop Series is a two-day program covering topics such as market/technology assessments, design thinking, intellectual property, effective communication, and commercialization strategies to support your research, research partnerships, and commercialization/startup formation activities.
The Spring 2021 series will be held May 7 and May 14, 2021
The program is designed for graduate students (including those in professional programs such as Law or Medicine), post-doctoral fellows, and faculty members conducting research in fields in which knowledge mobilization or commercialization of the research outcome is likely or who have a startup idea.
Participants can expect to:
- Learn how to conduct searches using patent databases and primary/secondary market research to broaden literature review
- Learn about and use design thinking to incorporate information received from primary market research into research/commercialization plans
- Understand types and importance of intellectual property (utility patents, industrial design patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets) as well as considerations in agreements/contracts used when interacting or collaborating with industry
- Learn about patentable subject matter, novelty, non-obviousness, utility, impact of prior publications/public use, and inventorship
- Implement effective strategies for communicating technical subject matter to non-technical audiences including how to pitch a technology and/or startup and how to address questions during pitch sessions
- Understand commercialization activities needed to advance a technology from the lab to the market
- Participate in breakout sessions and complete assignments to further your commercialization project