NEW: Free IP & Commercialisation Training

Work through our free IP and commercialisation training modules, created for university researchers, staff and students.

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Valuing Intellectual Property

This one day course consists of lectures on technology valuation methods and techniques and on technology-based company valuation.  The learnings from these lectures will be reinforced by case studies carried out by attendees organized into small teams.
This course will earn you 8 CE points towards RTTP status.

Negotiation for Technology Transfer Professionals

This one-day course is designed to introduce technology transfer professionals to the theory behind different negotiation styles and then identify practical skills on how to apply them in their roles. The content will include an introduction to the stages of a negotiation, different negotiation styles and being able to articulate a value proposition on the technology or product that you are pitching. This will be demonstrated through exploring real case studies, including examples of past intellectual property negotiations. Negotiations tricks will be identified, including practical ways to manage these and what to do when you reach an impasse. The day will conclude with a lively panel discussion, featuring other experts in the field to consolidate the learnings.
This course will earn you 6 CE points towards RTTP status.

Best Practices in IP Commercialisation

Best Practice in IP Commercialisation is a two day course designed to give an overview of issues relating to the commercialisation of PFRO intellectual property in Australia. Course content is primarily aimed at new or recently recruited staff from technology commercialisation or contracts offices in academic institutions, but will also be of interest to those in industry who work with academics or who are involved in the academic/industry interface. For those working towards RTTP status, earn 15 CE points by attending.

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Intermediate Licensing

KCA’s two-day interactive licensing course has been specifically developed with university technology transfer professionals in mind and will be for those practising individuals who already have a basic understanding of the licensing process. The objective of this course is to upskill the licensor, and content will build upon the basics and focus on areas where people most commonly fall down in academic technology transfer licensing. This course will earn you 15 CE points towards RTTP status.

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Industry Engagement & Business Development

The brand new KCA Industry Engagement & Business Development Course has been designed and written with TT/KT practitioners in mind, and will be run by highly experienced industry business development professional to offer insights around engagement with established companies. The course will cover off both proactive and reactive BD strategies to ensure that you are getting the greatest return from your BD activities and efforts.
This course will earn you 7 CE points towards RTTP status.

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AgTech and Food – Contracting Practicalities for Project Managers and Business Developers

Commercialisation covers the broad concept and process by taking research, using intellectual property tools, through to commercial markets for adoption. Intellectual Property (IP) is a tool to enable adoption and commercialisation.
This course will earn you 7 CE points towards RTTP status.

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Communicate or die: marketing new technologies

Excellent communication skills are critical for tech transfer professionals (TTPs) to succeed in taking new knowledge and technology to market. To win essential buy-in from industry partners, government stakeholders, investors and end users, you need to convey the distinct value of each innovation, adapting your pitch to engage audiences with varying constraints and priorities. This interactive session will equip you with a comprehensive kit of tools and techniques to help lift your marketing communications to the highest level.

University Start-Up Online Workshop

This program provides participants with the essential and fundamental methods for creating a  successful technology spinout, from inception to exit.   This digital course covers key stages involved in starting a new high-growth startup, sources of funds and management of the new business and is ideal if you are, or will be, working with startups as an inventor, or as part of a commercialisation team.

We are currently hosting the above courses upon request. If you or your organisation are interested in attending one of the above events, please contact the KCA National Office at