STEMskiller: Skill Set Map for Mentors of Early Career Researchers
Knowledge transfer, patenting, legal and business standardization
When considering commercialization of a research output, intellectual property (IP) issues may come into play (e.g., patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright). Many institutions provide support services for researchers considering business ventures; the resources below are general in nature for early career researchers unfamiliar with such concepts.
Useful resources on Knowledge transfer:
University of Cambridge Research News. (2009). What is knowledge transfer? https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/what-is-knowledge-transfer
Brief overview of the topic and links to sample institutional service resources at Cambridge, useful for institutions without service centers as models for creating their own service units.
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). (n.d.). Universities and Intellectual Property. https://www.wipo.int/about-ip/en/universities_research/
Sample IP policies for universities and description of knowledge transfer at universities, with sample case studies. Links to descriptions of patents, trademarks, industrial designs, and copyright.
Tags: IPS WC; IPS OC; IPS R; IPS QL; IPS IL; IPS T; IPS PS; PSR CE; PSR IKC; PSR ER; PSR LL; CompS
Peer Review: None
Table of contents:
- 3.6.1. Basics in business administration, accounting, budgets
3.6.2. Entrepreneurship & startups (includes: innovation, commercialization)
- 3.6.4. Intersectoral awareness and experience (internships/"real world” work experiences, experiential learning)
Author: Stephanie Krueger
Peer Reviewer(s): None
Last Updated: October 28, 2021