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NovaUCD Seminar Series - Journey of the Entrepreneur from Research to Commercialisation.

Seminar 1 September 28th - If you have an idea…
Dr Pat Frain, Director, NovaUCD

• Opportunity Recognition - case studies of UCD technology that has been commercialised
• Protecting your idea - how can NovaUCD help you - invention disclosure / good lab practice / publishing
• Ways to protect your invention & filing a patent
• UCD Patents Policy and reward structure
• Approaches to commercialisation of research

Seminar 2 October 5th - Looking at the market & partnerships
John Lynch, Managing Director, Merrion Pharmaceuticals

• Market assessment
• Looking at the competition
• Technology competitive advantage
• Where to get information on your market - Who can help
• Role of partnerships

Seminar 3 October 12th - Choosing the route to commercialisation
Dr Peter Daly, CEO, NeuroCure

• How to choose the best route
• Technology Lifecycle and how this influences the choice of commercialisation route
• Spin-out or Licence – what are the steps in this process ?

Seminar 4 October 19th - Preparing a business plan:
Dr Conor Heneghan, CTO, BiancaMed

• What is a business plan
• How to write it
• Where to get help
• Templates

When: Each Wednesday lunchtime from 12:30pm – 2:15pm; lunch provided
Where: NovaUCD Seminar Room (Room 0.23)
Who: All are welcome, particularly academics and researchers Registration: To register in advance email
Contact: Caroline Gill, NovaUCD, t: 716 3715,

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