Technology transfer in nanotechnologies: IP protection, spin-off

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The course will cover the basis of innovation exploitation in university and the path of growth and maturation of a spin-off/start-up. Teachers from the university of the European network EELISA which the school is part will also be involved. In addition, are awaited contributions from leading companies in the field of innovation: Deloitte, Hoffmann Eitle; while representatives of local technological hubs will present the Tuscany innovation ecosystem.

Chapters of the course:

  1. Technological transfer, Innovation and benefits for the society

  2. Starting spin-off and start-up

  3. Success & failure cases in innovation

  4. Protection of intellectual property, Patents and industrial secret

  5. The growth path of a start-up/spin-off

  6. Project management and business model
  7. Making a business plan

  8. Pitch elevator: how to explain your innovation to possible investors

  9. Empowering innovation at Scuola Normale

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To provide students with the basic knowledge on University third mission, whit a specific emphasis on the opportunities at SNS. deepen the issues of technology and knowledge transfer, innovation management, patent and IP management, starting a spin-off, tools for enterprise acceleration and support.