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Center for Innovation Leadership Programs for Universities and Research Institutions

Universities and research institutions create new human knowledge. SRI’s innovation programs help you take those discoveries beyond academic journals and patent rights to generate financial value and benefit society.

Successful technology commercialization requires keen insights, repeatable processes and focused market development. Our innovation processes deliver a repeatable method for moving research and intellectual property into the marketplace through a proven value-creation path.

We customize workshops and in-depth programs to teach you how to manage innovation and transform your innovation ecosystem. Grounded in our own innovation methodologies, our workshops and programs put you to work on real projects so you can put concepts into practice right away and see immediate results.

Go-to-Market

SRI’s Go-to- Market program teaches your innovation teams how to refine business concepts for new technologies and prepares them for presenting to potential investors. Individual workshops also can be held independently.

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Introduction to Innovation

Two-day workshop teaches how to discover customer needs and improve your value proposition. Provides proven tools you can use immediately.

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Go-to- Market Essentials Boot Camp

Five-day program teaches how to raise funds and commercialize a product or service. Teams work on building venture plans and identifying issues to explore in depth.

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Silicon Valley Venture Readiness

Two- or four-week program introduces participants to the innovation and start-up culture of Silicon Valley. Teams are assigned mentors and meet with experienced entrepreneurs, investors and customers.

Specialized Programs

We customize the following workshops specific to university innovation-related needs.

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Technology Transfer and Commercialization

Three-day interactive workshop for technology transfer office professionals. Program focuses on the commercialization effort as a companion to Intellectual Property management tasks and provides tools and processes for managing it.

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Trainer Certification

Participants become certified instructors for organizations that want to broadly deploy SRI’s Breakthrough Innovation methods internally.

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Biosciences Boot Camp

Two-day program to describe the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s intellectual property framework, regulatory environment and approval processes.

Center for Innovation Strategy and Policy

Universities and research institutions often serve as the heart of regional and national economic programs. SRI’s experienced professionals in the Center for Innovation Strategy and Policy can help you analyze your current situation and create effective:

  • Policy development that addresses your specific innovation challenges
  • Workshops for universities that encourage and manage innovation within your communities
  • Workshops for ministries that encourage and manage innovation with identify higher potential projects for funding

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Find out more about SRI's proven, disciplined approach to innovation.

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