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4-Day Full Immersion Training on Technology Transfer in the Life Sciences

Categoria: Corso / Workshop

Luogo: Human Technopole, Milan - In presenza

Iscrizioni entro: 13/09/2024

Data: 15/10/2024 - 18/10/2024

Target: The course is open to up to 20 scientists, inventors, early-career TTOs & KTOs from Italian or foreign universities or research institutes (if they hold Italian nationality). Mandatory field: life sciences.

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The HT Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer, Netval (Network for Research Valorisation), and IUSS Pavia (University School for Advanced Studies) are launching the 2024 edition of the Full Immersion Training on Technology Transfer in the Life Sciences. This training course is designed to provide participants with essential tools to understand the dynamics behind research valorisation, with insights from leading experts in the field.


This training course aims to:

  • Provide a comprehensive understanding of the valorisation of research results, innovation, and technology transfer processes in the life sciences
  • Evolve and update the roles and practices of the different actors involved in the innovation chain
  • Develop new skills to foster collaborative dynamics


DAY 1 – 15 October (15.00-18.00)

Coordinator: Riccardo Pietrabissa, IUSS Pavia

  • Innovation and “third mission” of research public organisations

DAY 2 – 16 October (10.00-17.00)

Coordinator: Andrea Frosini, Fondazione Toscana Life Sciences

  • The development phases of a Technology Transfer project
  • Validation in the Life Sciences, covering Human and Veterinary Ethics Committees, AIFA/EMA, clinical trials, GxP

DAY 3 – 17 October (10.00-17.00)

Coordinator: Alessandra Baccigotti, University of Bologna

  • From IP Protection and Valorisation to Business Case

DAY 4 – 18 October (9.30-13.00)

Coordinator: Fabio Terragni, Human Technopole

  • Presentation of Human Technopole & MIND Innovation Ecosystem
  • Talks by HT stakeholders

The program may be subject to change in terms of content and speakers’ names.

Learning outcomes:

  • Grasp how public research organisations drive innovation and fulfill their “third mission” beyond education and research
  • Comprehend the different stages of a technology transfer project, from initial idea to market implementation
  • Discover strategies for IP protection and valorisation through licensing and business creation
  • Network with colleagues and experts to enhance collaborative opportunities and knowledge sharing
  • Explore various career pathways
  • Gain hands-on experience


How to apply: Check eligibility criteria. Complete the registration form and submit your CV and motivation letter to techtransferHT@fht.org by 13 September 2024.

Working language: English

Registration requirements:

  • CV (please include your field of expertise, as well as any other information about previously attended workshops or courses about technology transfer)
  • Motivation letter (introduce yourself, and tell us why you are interested in taking part in the course; discuss any relevant academic or professional experiences that have sparked your interest in this field; mention any specific projects or initiatives you are involved in that would benefit from the training)

Candidates will be evaluated based on:

  • Suitability
  • Field of work and/or experience
  • Motivation/research project/idea

Notification of selected participants: End of September 2024

Course requirements: participants shall bring their devices (i.e., laptops, iPads, tablets)

This training course is free of charge for all participants. External costs (e.g., travel and accommodation expenses) will not be covered.

Contact: techtransferHT@fht.org

Privacy: Personal data will be processed per privacy regulations. The notice on data processing policy is available here: Italian / English