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Basics of IP protection




The main goal of this course is to give students a basic overview of intellectual property – types of IP, possibilities of its protection and ways of commercialization. After this course, PhD students will be able to identify, how “intellectual property” arises and will be able to recognize when it is necessary to apply for its protection (and to choose appropriate form of protection)

Evaluation of one´s idea or technology

Seminar combined with practical workshop

The main goal of the course is to clarify the importance of evaluation of ideas and technologies as a part of the innovation process and to show participants how to carry out the evaluation. The aim is also to point out the possibilities of using patent information in the evaluation process, especially when examining the novelty of technology.  

Present your idea and technology

Seminar (lecture by trainer, presentations by participants) 

The main goal of the activity is to strengthen the ability of the students to communicate complex scientific topic clearly and catching interest from the audience. 

IP law & Legal regulations Introductions”


The aim of the course is acquainting PhD students with the issues related to IP law and legal regulations. The course will be divided into four parts: IP law, Regulations at institutional levels, Patenting of medical and biotech inventions and Realization of joint and contract research (with focus on IP). 

IP Strategy

Seminars/webinars + hands-on tutorial 

The aim of the course “IP Strategy” is to train students to acquire competence in working with the IP and teach them to exploit the potential of the IP. 

Personal success stories on protection of intellectual property, business set-up and cooperation

Career talk/ discussion panel / as part of a workshop/seminar/webinar 


The aim of this activity is to, via a facilitated discussion with invited guests, inspire audience towards thinking and learning about (1) reasons and benefits for protecting intellectual property, (2) societal/commercial impact of one´s research, (3) processes leading to (potential) commercialisation of research outcomes and (4) recommended support structures around to turn to