Technology transfer - professional certification


Validate your knowledge and experience in technology transfer through an online exam by instantly issuing a professional certification credential.

Cost: €250
  • Delivery:

    Online exam through the internet

  • Dates:
    Start at any time
  • Duration:

    3 hours maximum to take the exam

  • Effort:

    50 multiple choice questions

  • Level:

    Beginner - intermediate

  • Language:

    English

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 Technology Transfer Professional Certification by The Transfer Institute validates your knowledge and experience in technology transfer and commercialisation 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 and executives at universities, research centers and laboratories, research hospitals, consultancy firms, start-ups, companies, government agencies, foundations, science parks, etc.

Requirements

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

Content of the exam


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

2. The technology transfer process

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

3. Technology identification

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

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

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

6. Technology maturation

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

7. Partner engagement

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

8. Deal-making and negotiation

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

9. Contracting

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

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 3 hours to take the exam, and only one attempt to pass the exam is allowed.
  • The exam is an online quiz (test or questionnaire) of about 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.

Preparing the exam

No course is required to take the exam. However, if you are new to the technology transfer field and want to prepare yourself for the certification exam, we recommend you to take our technology transfer and commercialisation online course separately, which is totally aligned to this professional certification. Please check out our pricing options and discounts.

The Transfer Institute as a certification institute

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

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 sector to participate in its development.

This is due to the absence of clear benchmarks and global regulations, the lack of professional development opportunities, as well as the complexity of access to existing options (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.

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

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 opinion of the profession, developments within the sector, and professional ethics.

Pricing options

Certification

250

Professional certification online exam

 

Certification + Course

450

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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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