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Tech Transfer Boot Camp

Started Feb 23, 2022
6 credits


Full course description

Term: Spring 2022

Date: Every Wednesday from February 23rd - March 30th, 2022

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Location: 3rd floor, Holtzman Alumni Center, 901 Prices Fork Rd, Blacksburg, VA 240610, and synchronously on-line.  

Instructors: Grant Brewer, Mark Mondry, & Gavin Garvey




Virginia Tech’s LICENSE: Center for Tech Commercialization will be hosting a workshop series designed to assist faculty, research staff, and students in understanding the basics of technology transfer. Topics to be covered include the invention disclosure process, inventorship vs. authorship, patenting 101, technology marketing, and licensing. We will also provide tips on working with the LICENSE team to protect and commercialize your inventions and dispel common myths that can hamper those efforts.


Participants who complete all the sessions in this course will receive a digital certificate.

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Wednesday, February 23

First session in-Person, @Holtzman Alumni Center (3rd floor)

Workshop Session 1:  Introductions and overview

Wednesday, March 2

Workshop Session 2:  Disclose: What is my idea or discovery, and how do I tell the University about it?

Wednesday, March 16

Workshop Session 3: Assess and Protect: What is the value of my idea, and how will it be protected?

Wednesday, March 23

Workshop Session 4: Plan and Market: How will I capture value from my idea, and how do we tell the world about it?

Wednesday, March 30

Workshop Session 5: How does my idea become licensed and to whom?

Sign up for this course today!