About the Commercialization Training Series
Are you a Maine researcher with an innovative idea, cutting-edge technology, or unique curriculum? Do you have particular expertise or services to offer, but aren’t sure how to do it?
Join us for the Commercialization Training Series, a collection of professional development workshops that will walk you through the process of delivering a product or service to the world and working with external partners.
This program is targeted for graduate students, faculty, and staff members across the University of Maine System, as well as members of other Maine research organizations. All are welcome!
We offer four core workshops and seven elective options. Participants can earn a completion certificate by attending all four core workshops and two of the seven electives.
- Kickoff to Commercialization
- Intellectual Property Bootcamp
- Working with External Partners
- Idea Validation
- Grant writing and Funding pathways
- Entrepreneurial Businesses
- SBIR/STTR Workshops
- Industry Collaborations and Licensing
- Commercialization in Education, Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
- Ethics in Commercialization
- Regulatory Pathway for Medical Devices
Workshops for the current semester
All Commercialization Series workshops this semester will be offered via Zoom. Simply register below, and we will send you a link to attend.
Kickoff to Commercialization – 2/9/23
Learn the fundamentals of research commercialization in a university setting, understand the various pathways to the marketplace, get exposure to campus resources designed to assist faculty, and learn about additional professional development offerings planned for the year.
Intellectual Property Boot Camp – 3/23/23
Ever wonder if you could get a patent for your innovation? What about trademarks and copyrights? How do you determine the value of your intellectual property? IP can be a valuable asset, and its protection helps to foster innovation and R&D by ensuring that inventors can reap the benefits of their work. During IP Bootcamp, you will learn about the different types of intellectual property and key steps in evaluating and protecting intellectual property.
SBIR/STTR – 2/23/23
Writing a strong commercialization plan can be a key differentiator in your SBIR/STTR application. This workshop will focus on the basics on where to start, what agencies are looking for and resources available to assist you in the development of a competitive proposal.
Start-up Guide for Faculty, Innovators, and Researchers – 4/20
This workshop is designed to help you navigate the startup pathway from market validation to managing conflicts and fundraising. Learn about the resources and programs available through UMaine, with special attention to startups based on university innovations.