June 20, 2011 – Atlanta, Georgia – The Office of Technology Licensing announced today the date and courses for the inaugural meeting of Georgia Tech Integrated Program for Startups (GT:IPS™). GT:IPS™ will launch August 17, 2011 at the Research Administration Building on Georgia Tech’s Atlanta campus with a short reception and opening remarks from the Vice President of Research and General Manager of the Georgia Tech Research Corporation.
The Georgia Tech Integrated Program for Startups is a streamlined licensing process and a formalized facilitation program available to all Georgia Tech faculty and students interested in forming a company around a Georgia Tech innovation. Entrepreneurs who complete GT:IPS™ Facilitation within six months and satisfy the graduation requirements, qualify for the GT:IPS™ License – a well vetted agreement that offers the same terms to all Georgia Tech startup in the same field and that provides complete transparency into the licensing process.
GT:IPS™ Facilitation courses are open to all Georgia Tech faculty and students, whether or not the formation of a startup is pending, but are interested in learning more about entrepreneurship on campus.
Post-doctoral researchers who attend GT:IPS™ courses can gain credit toward the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) In-person Training Requirement.
About the Inaugural Evening
Please join members of the Office of Technology Licensing, VentureLab, Office of Conflict of Interest Management and various Georgia Tech leaders in the Research Administration Building’s Board Room starting at 4:30 PM EST for an opportunity to meet the GT:IPS™ Facilitation faculty and fellow participants. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Courses will begin promptly at 5 PM.
5:00 PM EST Offerings:
Lauren MacLanahan, Assistant Director in the Office of Technology Licensing will explain various types of agreements your company can enter into with GTRC and when you may want to enter into them. This session will explore the fundamental terms of a license agreement and what they mean to the company and your research at Georgia Tech.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Led by the Director of Conflict of Interest Management, Jeff Steltzer, this session will provide an outline of the guidelines of Georgia Tech’s conflict of interest policy and the COI review process. In addition, the course will provide participants from the Georgia Tech community a foundation of how to identify potential conflict of interests, the potential effects on ongoing research, and possible solutions to manage them.
6:00 PM EST Offerings:
University related startup companies have a variety of potential funding sources. This course, taught by the Enterprise Innovation Institute, will focus on funding from federal agencies through SBIR and STTRs and through the Georgia Research Alliance VentureLab program from the application process to the use of funds at Georgia Tech. A subsequent class on Funding Options will focus on obtaining equity financing through venture capitalist, angel investors, and similar mechanisms.
To register for any of the GT:IPS courses please visit http://www.osp.gatech.edu/workshops/. A Georgia Tech Kerberos password will be required to register.
Learn about the basics in the process of securing a United States patent from filing to issuance from Ryan Schneider, a partner in Troutman Sanders’ Intellectual Property Group. This session will explain many of the patent process specific terms as well as the role of the inventor in working with patent counsel. This course will also address how to conduct and make use of prior art and freedom to practice searches as well as strategies to consider in filing foreign patent applications.