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Intellectual Asset Management and the Utilization of Academic Research

at The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING), Nicosia, Cyprus


There are still many people that would consider intellectual property an impediment to openness, especially within a university setting. While this may be true in some circumstances, it is increasingly becoming clear that intellectual property is a critical tool to govern open innovation, in particular, the utilization of academic research. This seminar will discuss and provide examples of how intellectual asset management can play a critical role in developing innovation in universities by facilitating both research collaborations and the utilization of research results. The goal of the seminar will be to show how university innovation system actors as well as researchers can create greater value in their R&D activities through intellectual asset management.

The participants will learn to:

  • Understand the importance of utilization of Academic research in general and for the individual researcher
  • Identify, capture, and assess intellectual assets in research projects
  • Understand the various ways to utilize research and consequences of different choices
  • Understand the fundamental aspects of IPRs and licensing in relation to the utilization of academic research
  • Understand and practice fundamental Intellectual Property Management (IPM) tools for research collaborations, including managing ownership, access, and use of research results
  • Evaluate potential options of value creation from research projects

For whom

This training seminar is appropriate for any

  • Researchers who are interested in building utilization capabilities to strengthen their research output
  • Entrepreneurs in the life sciences who want better analytical tools to develop commercialization strategies
  • Technology Transfer Professionals who wish to enhance their holistic ability to evaluate academic research
  • University Management who want better models to support the governance of research and innovation
  • Policy Makers who wish to create better regulations and policies to support university research and innovation

From whom

University of Gothenburg is responsible for the seminar curricula and training. The University of Gothenburg is recognized as one of the best institutions of innovation, entrepreneurship and intellectual property management in the world in the field of knowledge-based business, so rated by national as well as international institutions. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from all around the world. 37 000 students and 6 000 employees make the University a large and inspiring place to work and study, with a continuous flow of new knowledge and ideas.

The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING), was established in 1990, as a bi-communal, non-profit, private, academic, medical and research center. The Vision of CING is to function as an International Centre of Excellence and a Regional Referral Centre in the areas of Neurology, Genetics, Biomedical, Medical and other similar and related Sciences. The Mission of CING is to develop and provide high level medical and clinical laboratory services, develop and pursue advanced research and provide education in the areas of Neurology, Genetics, Biomedical, Medical and other similar and related Sciences. Its ultimate scopes are to improve and upgrade the quality of life of all Cypriot citizens, irrespective of religion or national origin, and strengthen its international role in the areas of its specialty.


All seminar and speaker costs are carried by the EU-funded Health-2-Market project. Travel and hotel costs for participants cannot be reimbursed.


Participation to the seminar is free of charge but pre- registration is required!

Registration will be open until: Monday 8th of September 2014