Archive for June, 2017

Nanomedicine lecture series: Nanotechnology in neurology and neurosciences, Thursday, 9 November 2017

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Our second lecture in the nanomedicine lecture series, to be held on Thursday, 9 November 2017 in UMIC’s Core Technology Facility Dalton Room, will focus on nanotechnology in neurology and neurosciences, exploring the bridge between technology and neuroscience.

Keynote speakers:

The following pre-eminent global leaders in biomedical science will be keynote speakers at this event:

  • Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester
  • Professor Ed Boyden, Associate Professor, Media Lab and McGovern Institute, Departments of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences Co-Director, MIT Centre for Neurobiological Engineering
  • Professor John Hardy, University College London

Registration:

Please register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nanomednetwork-lecture-series-2-nanotechnology-in-neurologyneurosciences-tickets-34568005836

Please contact Sarah Barton (sarah.barton@manchester.ac.uk) in the FBMH Strategic Funding Team with any queries.

About the NanoMed Network:

The University of Manchester NanoMed Network is a cross-faculty interdisciplinary network that aims to facilitate the exploitation of novel nanomaterials and nanotechnologies, such as graphene and other 2D materials, in order to provide solutions for unmet clinical challenges.

NanoMed Network website.

Commercialisation Executive

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  • Intellectual property identification
  • Commercial analysis
  • Manchester
  • £39,177 plus bonus scheme and benefits package

The University of Manchester I3 Ltd (UMI3) is a wholly-owned company of the University of Manchester and its agent for Intellectual Property (IP) management and commercialisation. UMIP is the division of UMI3 whose role is to commercialise intellectual property (IP), know-how and technology developed at the University. Since its inception in 2004, UMI3 has created 40 spin-out companies, managed over £300m of third party investment into the University’s spin-outs and brokered over 4,800 licences and assignments. UMI3 is widely recognised as being amongst the leading university technology transfer organisations in the UK.

The Commercialisation Executive role is part of a specialist operational team responsible for working with enterprising researchers to turn new ideas into live commercial projects resulting in new spin out companies and licence deals. You will initiate, receive and carry out evaluation of invention disclosures for novelty and commercial potential, manage protection of intellectual property if appropriate, conduct initial market research, and gain an understanding of the commercial opportunity and route to market.

Candidates will have a background in one or more areas of; chemical or material sciences, life science, biotechnology, medical science, electronics, or software preferably to PhD level or equivalent and have a strong interest in intellectual property and technology commercialisation. Experience gained in a technology transfer or business development environment is essential. You will have good organisation and analytical skills, be an excellent communicator and be comfortable working pro-actively and flexibly in a stimulating and varied working environment. The role offers challenge and opportunity to someone with the ability to balance process and structure with creativity and intuitive judgement in a dynamic and highly entrepreneurial company.

For such an individual, we offer a generous salary, bonus scheme and benefits package and the opportunity to join a dynamic, forward-thinking technology transfer company associated with one of the UK’s top research universities.

Please apply with your CV and current salary details to Margaret Lewis at UMIP, Core Technology Facility, 46 Grafton St, Manchester M13 9NT. Margaret.Lewis@umip.com

For further information call Dr Rick Watson on 0161 603 7717.

Closing Date: 31/08/2017

Candidates selected for interview will be notified by email. Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified; should you not have received a response two weeks after the closing date for applications, we regret that your application will not have been successful.

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How to secure impact from your research by protecting and exploiting intellectual property

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Monday 26th June 2017

12.00pm -1.30pm (inc. buffet lunch)

Joule Suite, CTF Building, Grafton Street

Come along and hear about the different ways in which the intellectual property arising from your research can be protected, and the routes by which this can enable huge commercial, social or health impacts to be secured. Engage with an expert panel of lawyers, patent agents and business development executives to find out:

  • How and why patents are used as a tool to create economic value from research.
  • After filing a patent application what comes next?
  • How to decide whether impact should be secured through a new company, or under license to existing companies.
  • How to work with the confidentiality requirements
  • of the patenting system to ensure your publication record is not affected.
  • Other mechanisms to protect your intellectual property, beyond the patenting system.
  • How a REF impact case can be built from exploiting intellectual property

Please register here

The Panel consists of:

Jonathan Moakes

Gateley Plc

Judith Gracey

Knowledge

Exchange and

Impact Coordinator (UoM)

Richard Young

BVCA

Andrew Wells

HGF

Ean Davies

Appleyard Lees

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