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Basics Commercialization of R&D results

The course equips with knowledge of the basics of commercializing R&D results and provides knowledge and skills in such focused areas as industrial technologys and innovations, intellectual property and legal rights, patent information research, project methodology and project management, management of development and promotion of an innovative products and procedure commercialization.

About This Course

This course focuses on the promotion of innovative products on the market and the commercialization of innovation. The course is recommended for students studying in the direction of training Masters "Innovation", for students of continuing education courses and retraining in the field of commercialization of the results of intellectual activity, research and development work, as well as for everyone who is interested in the problems of promoting innovative projects. The purpose of the course is to give an idea of the basics and tools for the commercialization of scientific and technical developments. The basis of commercialization includes: the concept of the result of intellectual activity, intellectual property and the rights that its owner acquires; patent information research, development and promotion of an innovative product, project management, commercialization procedure.

The course's takeaways for the learners are:

(1) intellectual property and its legal protection; patent information research and competitive analysis; project management, promotion of an innovative product on the market, the order of commercialization;

(2) skills in preparing an innovative product for commercialization through the protection of intellectual property and identifying competitive advantages for managing a project for promoting an innovative product on the market and its commercialization.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the learners will be expected to be able to:

L01: Possess knowledge about the influence of external conditions on the development of industrial technologies and innovations, as well as about the original industrial innovations of Siberia, in particular, the Tomsk region.

L02: To possess knowledge about intellectual property and its legal protection for confident commercialization of the results of intellectual activity in the conditions of possible unfair competition.

L03: Conduct a competitive analysis of an innovative product based on patent information research.

L04: Own the project management methodology and tools for promoting an innovative product on the market and its commercialization.

L05: Manage the development of an innovative product and its marketing.

L06: To prepare an innovative product for market promotion in accordance with the established procedure for commercialization.

Expected Prior Knowledge

BSc degree in engineering related field is desired, but no strict prerequisites are required for the course.

Course Instructor

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Pavel Drobot

Pavel is an Associate Professor at Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics and member of the Scientific and Methodological Council on Innovatics at the St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia. She has a scientific degree of Cand.Sci. in Physics and Mathematics. Him area of specialization is innovation management, innovation projects, triple helix model, econophysics, innovation and technology policies, intellectual property, commerzialisation of R&D.

ECTS Credits

3 credits

Course Content and Structure

Module 1. Industrial Technology and Innovation

Module 2. Intellectual property.

Module 3. Patent Information Studies

Module 4. Innovation Project Management

Module 5. Management of the development and promotion of innovative products

Module 6. Commercialization Procedure

Assessment Methods and Weighting Scheme

The learners will be assessed through:

  • Quizzes 15%
  • Forum discussion 20%
  • Reflection notes 15%
  • Course project 50%

Recommended Readings and Other Learning Resources and Tools

Basic readings and study materials are provided in each module of the course.

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