ECM Faculty Focus
The Office of Industry and Innovation is pleased to offer UWA staff and postgraduate students this FREE opportunity to learn about UWA Intellectual Property commercialisation. Researchers who are new to UWA are particularly encouraged to attend, as are those with projects that involve industry partners.
The seminar will cover the following topics:
- the importance of Intellectual Property and how to protect your research findings;
- the processes involved in commercialising research and how researchers can benefit financially;
- best practice in setting up research collaborations to protect project IP;
- recent UWA examples of technology transfer.
1) Nigel Stewart, IP Australia will speak on "The business of innovation: rethinking the potential of IP"
2) Andy Sierakowski, Office of Industry and Innovation will speak on "The UWA Commercialisation Process"
3) Gary Cox (Wray & Associates) will speak on:
- Important information for researchers
- Inventorship vs authorship
- The patent process-myths, truths and costs
Also in the section "Case studies from UWA" some successful industry research contracts, licensing and start up companies as ways of progressing university IP arrangements will be discussed.
The details of the event are as follows:
Date: Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Time: Time: 8.45am - 1.00pm (light lunch included)
Venue: Seminar Room 2, University Club
Cost: Free for UWA staff and postgraduate students
RSVP: Sarah Stephens or 6488 7172 by 14 October 2009
For further information visit the website.