Event Details
Event Title Office of Technology Comercialization Internship Information Session
Location Zoom
Sponsor Training Initiative for Biological and Biomedical Sciences (TIBBS) - OTC
Date/Time 07/07/2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
For more information, contact the event administrator: Patrick Brandt pdbrandt@email.unc.edu
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Come learn about the OTC Internship in this session with Peter Liao, director of the internship program. Past interns will also be on hand to tell about their experiences and how the internship has helped their career development. 

The OTC internship program is an eight-month unpaid position for graduate students and/or post-doctoral fellows who wish to learn more about intellectual property and technology commercialization. The internship runs during the academic year, from August to May, and requires a commitment of approximately 8-12 hours per week. Interns will participate in a formal training series covering the basics of technology transfer, conduct market assessments and direct marketing efforts for select technologies, and gain exposure to ongoing negotiations between OTC and industry partners.

Beginning in September, we offer a monthly series of internal training sessions for interns, new OTC employees and visiting technology transfer professionals. These sessions, which last from two to three hours, cover essential topics in the technology transfer profession: Technology Transfer and Public Policy, Intellectual Property Basics, Market Analysis, Patent License Anatomy, Negotiating License Terms, Startup Company Basics, Confidentiality and Material Transfer Agreements, and Sponsored Research Agreements. Interns will then have the opportunity to participate in some or all of these activities. Generally interns begin with marketing analysis and move on to other areas as time permits.

Potential interns must satisfy the following requirements:

- Associated with UNC as either a student or post-doctoral fellow
- Strong technical background
- Commit to 10 hours of work a week, at least five of which will be at OTC
- Commit to the entire 8- to 12-month program
- Have internship approved by current Principal Investigator (if applicable)
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