Tuesday, October 4, 2022

The University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF) will host a series of online courses about how to move technology from the university to the marketplace for all University of Iowa faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students.


Mihaela Bojin

“If you have an idea and wonder if it is commercially valuable, this series is for you,” said Mihaela Bojin, UIRF associate director. “The courses also cater to early-career researchers who are interested in learning about the tech transfer landscape and how to protect intellectual property.”

The two-part series, which will be offered once in the fall and once in the spring, will cover topics including: what to expect from the technology transfer process, when and how to communicate your discovery to potential funders and external partners, and how UIRF can support you and protect your technology.

“The UIRF is committed to working with researchers to move their technologies and discoveries into the marketplace so they can benefit the public,” said Marie Kerbeshian, assistant vice president for research and UIRF executive director. “These courses are an opportunity to learn how we work behind the scenes to protect the technologies and discoveries generated at the University of Iowa and to identify commercial partners for licensing and commercialization.”

Technology Commercialization Series – Fall

  1. Thursday, November 3, 2022, 3:00-4:30pm – Disclosure and Intellectual Property (Course # TECHDI)
  2. Thursday, December 8, 2022, 3:00-4:30pm – Licensing and Commercialization (Course # TECHLI)

Technology Commercialization Series – Spring

  1. Thursday, February 2, 2023, 3:00-4:30pm – Disclosure and Intellectual Property (Course # TECHDI, Session 0002)
  2. Thursday, March 2, 2023, 3:00-4:30pm – Licensing and Commercialization (Course # TECHLI, Session 0002)

All courses are offered via Zoom. Additional details are available on the UIRF website.

To register, visit UI Self-Service, and click on the My Career tab. Under Learning and Development, select My Training. Click Enroll in Courses in the top left corner, and search for the course number.

Students who may not have access to UI Self-Service are also encouraged to participate and can access the Zoom link by contacting mihaela-bojin@uiowa.edu.

Part of the Office of the Vice President for Research, the UI Research Foundation helps faculty and staff manage intellectual property arising from their research and scholarship and transform their discoveries into inventions and commercial ventures. More at https://uirf.research.uiowa.edu/.