Innovation Partners provides a number of different programs to the university community it serves to enhance the commercialization-related efforts of faculty and staff. Innovation Partners also collaborates with the School of Innovation to deliver several of these programs to students. Browse below to learn more about our educational programs and student engagement initiatives.
IP Office Hours
IP Attorney Office Hours are available at no cost to Texas A&M faculty, staff, and students. Thirty-minute appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis with IP attorneys from firms across Texas, including many who contract with the Texas A&M University System to provide legal services for Texas A&M System-owned intellectual property. If you are not sure you are ready to meet with an intellectual property attorney, check out our YouTube videos to learn how an IP attorney can help you.
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Passport (IEP)
The IEP program will allow Texas A&M students, faculty, and staff to earn a certificate and possibly continuing education units (CEUs) while learning about various innovation and entrepreneurial topics. New learning opportunities in this program will continue to be added as they are developed.
CURRENT COURSE OFFERINGS:
Patent Vector Analytics: This is a self-paced course that will guide you through use of the Patent Vector software to analyze patents, technology, and innovation trends. Patent Vector not only provides users with access to viewing thousands of patents from across the globe, but also provides tools to analyze the importance and impact of the patent, the assignees and the inventors. Texas A&M University is currently the only university to have free access to this tool and it is available to all Texas A&M faculty, staff and students.
Other Educational Resources
Free learning modules
Through a collaboration with AUTM, Texas A&M faculty, staff, and students have access to resources from the industry leading association for technology transfer. Through the AUTM Educational Library you can access webinars and podcasts on various commercialization topics such as: Licensing, Strategy, IP Law, Compliance, Startups, Finance, and so much more.
- Watch our “How To” video on how to access the AUTM Educational Library
- Visit the TAMU Libraries Database
- Search for “AUTM Online Professional Development”
- Follow the instructions on the ‘Texas A&M Campus Access Site’ to view webinars.
Tech Transfer Central Collaboration
Free learning modules
Our collaboration with Tech Transfer Central provides access to Texas A&M faculty, staff, and students to another leading provider of content with over 400 distance learning modules on technology transfer and related topics. Have you ever wanted to know more about protecting your inventions? Ever been unsure about compliance issues? Want to know how to set up your startup company the right way from day one? Access any of the available topic categories and distance learning by following the login instructions below.
Curriculum Insertion Services
Innovation Partners through its Education Concierge has developed a curriculum insertion initiative intended to provide services and resources on incorporating technology commercialization topics into undergraduate and graduate courses on campus. This includes:
- Arranging for guest speakers on a variety of topics (business law, economics of innovation, IP basics, etc.).
- Helping develop projects or assignments aligned with course objectives and technology translation activities.
- Developing or providing existing online learning modules to include in courses.
General and Customized Workshop Services
We provide regular webinars and in-person presentations to faculty and staff on a variety of topics related to commercialization. Past sessions have included IP basics, SBIR/STTR funding, marketing and funding for startups, working with incubators and accelerators, and license agreement basics. Make sure to check our upcoming events to stay informed on future learning opportunities. We are also able to arrange for customized presentations tailored for your department, college, or area of research, upon request.
Commercialization in the field of Education
This webinar will cover the commercialization process for educational research and other non-patentable intellectual property (i.e. copyrights, trademarks, etc.). During this one-hour webinar you will get an overview of the commercialization process, hear from a CEHD faculty team who recently licensed their educational curriculum, and conclude with a Q&A session.
- Bobby Melvin, Senior Licensing Manager for Innovation Partners will provide a summary of the commercialization process and overview of the IP landscape for the field of educational research.
- Lara-Alecio, Director of the Center for Research & Development in Dual Language & Literacy Acquisition, and his team will share their experience on the recent license agreement of STELLA to Frog Street, LLC. Read the full article
- Q&A session – Get answers to your intellectual property and commercialization questions
- Watch this webinar on our YouTube Channel
Experiential Programs for Students
Innovation Partners offers a variety of learning experiences for students interested in increasing their exposure to and understanding of intellectual property and commercialization activities in a university tech transfer environment. For more information on any of these programs, please contact Megan Brown.