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Technology transfer and commercialisation - Professional certification

Validate your knowledge and experience in technology transfer and commercialization through an online exam by instantly issuing a professional certification credential endorsed by The Transfer Institute.
Cost: €250
  • Delivery:
    Online exam through the internet
  • Dates:
    Start at any time
  • Length:
    3 hours to take the exam
  • Effort:
    50 multiple-choice questions quiz
  • Level:

    Beginner - intermediate

  • Language:


Online exam

Exam available anywhere online through the internet

Instant credential

Download your credential after passing the exam

Exam preparation

Prepare yourself for the exam with our online course

Certification overview

Why this professional certification

The professional certification on technology transfer and commercialization by The Transfer Institute validates your knowledge and experience in this domain of business through an online exam by instantly issuing the certification credential anywhere at anytime, unlike traditional, face-to-face exams, long-process based certifications.

Certification benefits

  • Validate and get endorsement by an independent institution such as The Transfer Institute that you have the knowledge and experience needed to perform a particular job related to the subject matter.
  • Improve your professional credibility and the consideration of organizations, customers, peers and colleagues.
  • Increase your employment opportunities and career development by differentiating yourself from your fellows in the currently competitive business environment.
  • Increase your confidence in the work done and your certainty of alignment with the industry best practices.
  • Form part of a growing community of certified professionals in management of technological innovation-related subjects.

Target audience

Professionals, executives and practitioners from worldwide universities, research centers and laboratories, research hospitals, consultancy firms, start-ups, companies, government agencies, business incubators, science parks, etc.


No formal prerequisites in terms of qualifications, background, previous experience nor geographical location are required to take this professional certification.

Content of the certification exam

Lesson 1. Introduction to technology transfer

  • Concept of technology transfer
  • Characterizing features of technology transfer
  • Technology transfer mechanisms
  • Motivations for technology transfer
  • Benefits of technology transfer
  • Law framework for technology transfer
  • Technology transfer offices

Lesson 2. The technology transfer process

  • Overview of the technology transfer process
  • First stage: create value to innovate
  • Second stage: develop the partnership

Lesson 3. Technology identification

  • The technology identification phase
  • Results of R&D activity
  • Invention disclosure
  • Interviewing researchers

Lesson 4. Technology assessment

  • The technology assessment phase
  • Factors to make the right decisions
  • Value proposition of the technology
  • Market analysis
  • Time of market entry
  • Protection strength
  • Capacity of the research team
  • Pathways to transfer technology
  • Partners in technology transfer
  • Technology transfer strategic plan
  • Market validation

Lesson 5. Technology protection

  • The technology protection phase
  • Overview of intellectual property rights
  • Getting the technology protected by patenting
  • Checking patentability
  • Filing the patent
  • The patenting process in a nutshell

Lesson 6. Technology readiness

  • The technology readiness phase
  • Bridging the gap towards the market
  • Development and proof of concept
  • Required partners

Lesson 7. Partner engagement

  • The engagement phase
  • The process for locating technology partners
  • The engagement process with technology partners

Lesson 8. Deal-making and negotiation

  • The deal-making and negotiation phase
  • Overview of the negotiation process
  • Preparing the negotiation process

Lesson 9. Contracting

  • The contracting phase
  • Overview of technology transfer contracts
  • License agreement
  • Structure of a patent license agreement
  • Spin-offs (startup creation)

Lesson 10. Process monitoring

  • The monitoring phase
  • Technology transfer implementation
  • The technology package to transfer
  • Monitoring actions
  • Disputes in technology transfer

Getting certified

Taking the online exam

  • You can take the exam online through our virtual campus, at any time and from anywhere in the world, by using any device connected to the Internet (computer, tablet, mobile, etc.).
  • There is a limited time of three (3) hours to take the exam, and only one (1) attempt to pass the exam is allowed.
  • The exam is an online quiz of 50 multiple-choice questions about the subject matter as per the outline above mentioned.
  • To pass the certification exam at least 75% of the grade / score (75 out of 100) must be obtained.

Receiving the certification credential

  • Once the exam has been passed, the corresponding professional certification credential is available to download as a PDF document.
  • In case of not achieving the minimum score, the certification exam can be retaken in the future, as many times as needed (examination re-attempt fees are applicable).

Validity of the certification

This professional certification is permanently valid and will not expire in time, so it does not need to be renewed.

Certification credential

Professional certification credential obtained by the participant after successfully passing the exam.

Preparing the exam

Supplementary online course available

No course is pre-required to take this certification exam. However, if you are new to this domain of business and want to prepare yourself to pass the exam and become a certified professional, we recommend you to take our supplementary online course separately, which is totally aligned to this professional certification. Please check out our pricing options and discounts.

Download information guide

Download the informative guide to the professional certification that contains in a single PDF document all the details: concept, benefits, content, exam, credential, etc.

The Transfer Institute as a certification institute

Supporting the industry

Designed by experts

The credential Certified Professional by Transfer Institute has been designed by industry experts to help identify skilled technology innovation practitioners.

Benefiting the profession

The Transfer Institute works to benefit the profession, remove barriers to professional development, create globally recognizable skills standards, improve professional performance, as well as to enable anyone involved in the industry to participate in its development.

Lack of standards

This is due to the absence of clear standards and global regulations, the lack of professional development opportunities, as well as the complexity of access to existing options (i.e. need for membership, credit-hours system, classroom-based training, etc.), mainly for new professionals who are far away from the leading global nodes in science, technology and innovation.

Experts in technology innovation

A pool of experts in the subject matter have revised the online professional certification, requirements to get certified, procedures, and supplementary online course. 

Community of professionals

A growing community of professionals around the world, which you can be a part of, functions as an independent advisory body to assess the credentials awarded by The Transfer Institute, in order to monitor and uphold quality standards in line with the industry viewpoint, advancement of the industry, and professional ethics.

Pricing options



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"The program systematises the approach to technology transfer and gives value by solving practical cases. I highly recommend it for all professionals involved in technology transfer"

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