Training sessions for the representatives of Bialystok Science and Technology Park at Stanford University
In November 2014, representatives of Bialystok Science and Technology Park—all of them graduates from the TOP500 Innovators Program—visited Silicon Valley to gain additional skills in the field of innovation, technology transfer, cooperation, and academic entrepreneurship. USPTC was a key partner of the Stanford University Center for Professional Development in organizing this essential program.
The training sessions were held at Stanford University, where the participants could gain deeper knowledge in the area of investment processes and cooperation with investors, due diligence of companies, managing the technology transfer processes, valuation of objects of intellectual property rights in technology projects, and the valuation process of a typical company. The workshop also illuminated the Stanford model of knowledge transfer and commercialization and introduced participants to the functioning of the D-school, a space of collaboration between Stanford University and the Hasso Plattner Institute at Potsdam University in Germany and a global leader in the teaching methodology of design thinking used to foster innovation.
The knowledge gained at Stanford University will assist the leaders of the Bialystok Science and Technology Park in implementing best practices for effective technology transfer model to their technology transfer department. It was great to have you back, Top500s!