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Technology Transfer Professional Certification

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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.

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Cost of the certification: €250

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Technology Transfer Professional Certification

Content of the certification exam

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

Technology identification

  • Results of R&D activity
  • Invention disclosure
  • Interviewing researchers

Technology assessment

  • Factors to make the right decisions from market perspective
  • Value proposition of the technology
  • Market analysis
  • Time of market entry
  • Protection strength
  • Capacity of the research team
  • Partners in technology transfer

Technology protection

  • Getting the technology protected by patenting
  • Checking patentability
  • Filing the patent
  • The patenting process in a nutshell

Technology maturation

  • Bridging the gap towards the market
  • Development and proof of concept
  • Required partners

Partner engagement

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

Deal-making and negotiation

  • Overview of the negotiation process
  • Preparing the negotiation process


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

Process monitoring

  • Technology transfer implementation
  • Monitoring actions
  • Disputes in technology transfer

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 science, technology and innovation policy.
  • Increase your employment opportunities and career development.
  • Improve your professional credibility and the consideration of organizations, customers, peers and colleagues.
  • Increase your confidence in the work done and your certainty of alignment with the industry best practices.
  • Differentiate yourself from your fellow professionals in the currently competitive business environment.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to the creation of the knowledge economy.
  • Form part of a growing community of certified professionals in strategic management of science, technology and innovation.

How to take the certification exam

1. Application
2. Exam
3. Certification
  • 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.
  • The exam is an online quiz (test or questionnaire) of about 50 multiple choice questions about technology transfer and commercialisation, 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.
  • 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.

Preparation for the exam

If you are new to technology transfer and want to prepare yourself for the certification exam, we recommend you to take our technology transfer and commercialisation online course, which is totally aligned to this professional certification.

Advisory board

A pool of experts in the field of technology transfer have revised the online professional certification, the certification requirements, the procedures, and the complementary online course.
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  • You can apply to the certification at our eStore. You can start the online exam immediately after completion of payment. After confirming the receipt of payment, we will send you the information to access the virtual campus to start the exam.
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  • Price is shown in EURO and includes all taxes. Payment can be done via Paypal, credit card, and direct bank transfer.
  • Next attempts to re-take the certification exam: €50.
  • Consultation discount for groups available.

The Transfer Institute as a certification institute

The Transfer Institute Certified Professional credential has been designed by experienced industry practitioners to help identify individuals with the essential talent to create a knowledge-based society.

The Transfer Institute works for the benefit of the profession, to remove barriers to professional development, to create globally recognizable standards in different areas of knowledge, to improve professional performance as well as to enable anyone involved in the sector to participate in its development.

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

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.

The Transfer Institute is trusted by leading customers

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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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