Career & Employability

From idea to patent to business


Course code

IPB-1705, IPB-1710

Dates 2017

Part 1: 1 May, part 2: 8 May

Part 1: 30 October, part 2: 6 November

Time and Place

12.00-14.00 (with lunch) in building the Gallery, room Reactor. 

Course fee

This course is free of charge for UT-staff.
For participation to all courses you must have permission from your head of department.

Group size

Maximum of 30 participants.


Alain le Loux, Rogier de Haan, Roy Kolkman, business developers UT and Kennispark

Course materials

Will be handed out during the course.
Presentations will be made available online after the course.


For all PhD-candidates and Postdocs from UT.


Provide participants with knowledge about the value of their research, about the do’s and don’ts in relation to patents, about finding the ways that lead to entrepreneurship through research, the rules at UT and meeting the business development team


First session: 
Business development support at the UT: Process, team and opportunities
Patents: Publications, IP, Non disclosure agreements,
Patent Attorney, Novelty Search, Market Research

Seccond session
Business Development support at the UT: Legal support, funding
How to start your company: business plan, market scans, risks, shareholders agreements
Holding Technopolis Twente (HTT) of the UT: economical value of a patent, shares, interests and the entrepreneurial scientist


Organisation of this course is a cooperation of Kennispark Twente and Powered by Twente Innovation Events


2 lunch meetings from 12.00 till 14.00 hrs.


Common knowledge of English is required

Further information
Kennispark Secretariat

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