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Technology Comercialisation

Commercialisation of technologies: support with finding customers and partners for technology transfer from higher education institutions and research centres;

Co-funded projects: support with applications for co-funded projects for innovation, entrepreneurship and R&D.


Support with intellectual property issues


VCI has set the following training modules:

IP Fundamentals
Advanced IP
Licensing and Technology Transfer and the Management of Science-Company Relations
Management of Science-Company Relations
Researching patent databases
Trademarks and other distinctive signs: protection and strategy
Protecting the design or external appearance of products
Copyright and Related Rights
Protecting computer equipment: software, databases and open source
Organisation / Strategy

Support is provided for the following topics:

Patent Intelligence
Drafting of Strategic Plan for Innovation Management
Internal management of intellectual assets
IP Pre-diagnostics
Technology Surveillance System Implementation
Consulting / Business Case

Provides support in the following areas:

Patent application drafting
Freedom-to-operate analysis
Trademark protection
Design protection
Business case

Support for spinoffs and startups in early stages

Support with business model development:
Support with Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Design
Specialised services in industrial property and trading assets
Access to business mentors.
Support for the creation of functional prototypes:
Support for prototyping through hardware and software tools such as 3D printing and electronic instrumentation link para o IPN creative lab
Access to technological mentoring (know-how, laboratories and equipment).
Support with the transition of ideas and technologies at an early stage to the marketplace:
Ineo Start acceleration programme for startups
Design acceleration programmes which include the entire value chain, from the generation of ideas to the pitch, covering the definition of the business model (Lean Startup) and prototyping (Lean Prototyping)

Innovation Management

Design innovation management systems according to NP 4457 - Management of Research, Development and Innovation (RDI)

Develop management systems for internal ideas and creativity