mintt at a glance
mintt’s purpose is to provide PhD students at EPFL with accelerated training in invention management, assessment of the potential, intellectual property rights elaboration, license negotiation, startup option evaluation and experience integrating academic results into industrial processes and markets.
mintt is based on real-world cases of EPFL inventions and is taught by experienced and active professionals in the field of technology transfer working at the Technology Transfer Office and by invited speakers who are firmly involved in developing innovation arising out of academia.
Check the list of modules and workshops.
The course starts with two full days of teaching modules. It is then followed by two-day workshops and one optional half-day thematic workshop in life science.
A working group is then initiated to complete an EPFL invention/technology/startup case study. A full day of report & discussion is organised with the rest of the class.
Please note that your application is subject to a selection process and confirmation.
- It is mandatory to attend all modules and workshops to be eligible to receive the credits. The course awards 3 academic credits.
- Deadline for application
- The deadline to submit your application is April 15, 2020.
- Form of exam
- In order to earn the credits, the expected outcomes of the class are a project report and an oral presentation, both prepared as a group.
- The official language of the course is English.
- The course will take place on:
– June 2 & 3 2020 (modules);
– June 8 & 9 2020 (mandatory workshops);
– June 10 2020 (optional workshop on life sciences);
– September 7 2020 (presenation of case studies).
Each day, the course will begin at 8-8.30am and conclude around 6pm.
- Size of the classe
- The maximum number of participants is 30. The candidates are selected through a process that balances several factors including multi-disciplinarity among participants, need for credits and PhD year.