Skills Development Course for TT Professionals

From 29 Jun 2015 to 03 Jul 2015

Location : Heraklion, Crete

TII's 2015 Summer School is being organised under the aegis of the EU-funded SECURE-R2I project, in collaboration with TEI Crete. Programme now available and registration open.


This skills development course has been designed by TII for

  • Research teams seeking to commercialise their research results;
  • Knowledge transfer professionals responsible for bringing their organisation’s exploitable research results to market;
  • Technology transfer intermediaries advising and coaching companies and research centres in bringing their innovative ideas to market.

It is unique because of its delivery by practitioners for practitioners, the provision of ready-to-use, proven methodologies and the use of case studies to illustrate the theory and offer inspiring exercise material.

The training is delivered by an international team of trainers, who earn their living in the specialised area of their workshop.



Day 1: Commercialisation Paths for Innovative Research Results, led by Dr Thomas Gering, Senior Partner, Intellectual Asset Management Corporation (IAM-Corp.), CH and USA

Day 2: Site visits to leading R&D&I centres in the Heraklion region of Crete

Day 3: Making the Business Case for Technology Opportunities (Practical Bridge-Building between Science and Business), led by Max Nielsen, Maxinno (DK) and Jacob Bar, JB Consultants (IL)

Day 4: Site visits to leading R&D&I centres in the Chania region of Crete

Day 5: Market Studies and the Marketing of Innovative Products, led by Benoît Rivollet, Tech2Market (F)



Registrations for the course should be made online at

Places are limited to 35 and the final date for registration is 15 June 2015.

Applicants must have a good command of English in order to benefit fully from the training and must have a professional interest in innovation and the exploitation of new ideas/technology.

Participation is free of charge for staff of the SECURE-R2I partner organisations based in the Eastern Partnership Countries (EPC) as well as other EPC organisations involved in SECURE-R2I activities (in particular the research teams selected for the SECURE-R2I innovation support programme) and other INCO R2I projects.

10 places are reserved for TII members on a first-come-first-served basis. They are charged for catering, materials and the social programme at cost price (approximately EUR 350).

Skills Development Course for TT Professionals


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