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Commercialisation of innovative ideas empowers you through a combination of training and coaching over ten weeks to turn your idea into a business. Perfect for budding entrepreneurs or anyone who has just launched a startup
This entrepreneurial short course will equip you with the practical skills and knowledge to successfully launch a new product to market. Set out over 10 weeks, the Commercialization of Innovative Ideas course, will provide a strategic framework to transform your winning ideas into a commercially viable product through a series of weekly exercises. This course is targeted at those with new ideas or looking to validate and transform such ideas to a commercially viable proposition.
The commercialization course provides in-depth, step by step guidance on developing a business idea and launching it to market. Whereas our one-day Masterclass in Innovation Training provides a brief overview of how commercialization of an idea works, this course will be tailored around your specific business idea, allowing you to develop your commercialization strategy in class, with the help of our industry experts.
A new product should offer a solution to a problem. This innovation Masterclass offers technical training, covering all types of concepts from methodologies, to software, to engineering hardware.
There are four aspects to the course:
On the commercialization training course, you will learn how to:
Plans and templates for development will be provided.
The desire to commercialize an idea of your own is paramount. A minimum of a degree is ideal but experienced individuals without a degree will cope well. You must also have your own idea to work through during the course.
Applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English.
The course will be taught in the classroom working through the student’s chosen idea over 10 weeks. These ideas would be taken through the commercialization process using standard templates and questionnaires to capture salient points of the training.
The course will be taught by two tutors, Mark Milhench, a Patent Attorney and Adebayo Ogunjimi, an Entrepreneur and a Technology Transfer professional.
Dr Adebayo Ogunjimi
A Knowledge Transfer Practitioner with a strong entrepreneurial background in new technology development. Dr Ogunjimi has more than 15 years' experience of commercial technology development, innovation strategy and commercialisation. He has extensive experience of collaborative Research and Development for physical sciences and Engineering. An accredited Project Manager, his experience focused on business development and creation of strategic partnership for collaborative, innovative technology development. He has successfully negotiated several licensing agreements and facilitated start-up companies.
Dr Ogunjimi currently manages a portfolio of intellectual properties at various stages from concept to market readiness and he is actively involved in developing IP management strategy and innovative methods of de-risking technologies for investment and market entry.
Mark has almost twenty years' experience of intellectual property protection and exploitation, and in that time he has worked for several of the top London IP firms as well as US law firms. Mark is the Principal Patent Attorney for City University of LondonMark works to provide his clients with broad and commercially valuable protection for their inventions. Mark is used to dealing in writing with the UK and European patent offices, and has conducted several oral Opposition and Appeal hearings (as opponent and proprietor) before the European Patent Office.
Mark also has considerable experience obtaining patent and design protection in jurisdictions outside of the EU, in particular in China and the USA.While Mark's experience has been gained exclusively as a private-practice attorney, he is aware of and fully considers the commercial realities facing his clients.
Mark has particular experience dealing with small start-up companies venturing into the IP world for the first time, and regularly gives talks and presentations to groups of start-up companies who have often had little or no experience of the intellectual property system.
Mark holds a Physics degree, a postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law and is qualified as a Registered Patent Agent, a European Patent Attorney, and a European Design Attorney. Mark runs tutorials for students of the Chartered Institute taking the advanced drafting examination.