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ICTP promoting technology transfer in developing countries

ICTP is helping physicists and engineers from developing countries to commercialize their scientific inventions.

The Centre is hosting a workshop from 3 to 7 May on "Entrepreneurship for Physicists and Engineers from Developing Countries".

"Scientists working in universities and scientific institutions in the west are well-versed in technology transfer techniques, but their colleagues in the developing world lack the knowledge to bring their inventions to the market," said workshop organizer Joseph Niemela of ICTP.

Niemela explained that the workshop will introduce these scientists and engineers to the process of innovation, generation and protection of  intellectual property, technology transfer and commercialization of  inventions. From financing to marketing, participants will learn the basic skills they need to create a business plan and how to sell that plan to potential investors.

A panel of experts at the workshop will provide valuable feedback on participants' plans, bringing them one step closer to entering the marketplace. The workshop includes a trip to Trieste's Area Science Park, where participants will hear testimonials from several start-up companies there.
For more information about the workshop, visit the website.


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