On 13 June 2014 the Educational Centre of the Medical University held the first workshop of the project Healthy Ageing Research Centre in the field of intellectual property management and implementation of innovations in medicine and medical sciences. The aim of the workshop was to introduce the subject of management and implementation of innovations in medicine and medical sciences. An important element of this process is the knowledge and experience in intellectual property management, which is crucial for the success of the business implementation of scientific projects. The workshop participants were representatives of research teams from universities, students and PhD students and employees of companies in the sector of the biomedical sciences.
The workshop was divided into two thematic sessions. In the first Karolina Czarnecka PhD - broker of innovation at the Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Lodz, presented the basic concepts of innovation in medicine and medical sciences, and possible paths to commercialization. During the discussion, participants raised possible scenarios for the preparation of research projects and their commercialization. Then Bartłomiej Grobelski PhD presented the scope of support commercialization of innovations by the Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer, Medical University of Lodz. At the end of the session, Tomasz Domagała from consulting firm Bio-Tech Consulting summarized the issues raised.
The second part of the workshop began Tomasz Zimny PhD, a lawyer and patent attorney dedicated to protecting the rights of copyright and ownership. The speaker focused on the fundamental aspects of the management of intellectual property in research units, illustrating its specific examples of correct and incorrect solutions for the protection of inventions and innovations. During the discussion a fundamental barriers and opportunities in the field of intellectual property protection in Polish academic background, was discussed. As in the first session, there was a presentation of the support the Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer, Medical University of Lodz. The session concluded with Tomasz Domagała from consulting firm Bio-Tech Consulting.
The workshop ended with a discussion with the participants devoted to issues that may be the subject of further workshops within the HARC project. Participants have indicated that an important element is the ability to direct contact with representatives of innovative biobusiness and people who practically went through the process of commercialization.
The next workshop is scheduled for the autumn of 2014.