DescriptionThis is intended to be a short overview of how inventions advance from basic research in universities and government labs to impact consumers, markets, and economic development. Topics covered will include patents and intellectual property, technology transfer, commercialization paths (licensing, start-ups), and measuring impact, illustrated with personal and popular case studies. It is anticipated that it would be given by two instructors, one with a US-background and another bringing experience from across Eurasia.;;This unit will include:;;- A short presentation by Terence McElwee (13:30-13:40);;- A presentation by Maria Douglass (13:40-14:10);;- A presentation by Sami Bashir (14:10-14:40);;- Q&As(14:40-14:50);;- A presentation by Khalid Al-Saleh and 10 minutes of Q&As (15:30)
Dr. Khalid Al-Saleh is an associate professor at the Industrial Engineering Department, College of Engineering, King Saud University. He obtained his PhD from Birmingham University, UK, in 2004. His BSc in industrial engineering was obtained from King Saud University in 1993. His research interests focus on Human Factors Engineering and ergonomics. He published several papers in related journals and conferences. He is currently the director of the Intellectual Property and Technology Licensing program at King Saud University. He is also a member of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). Furthermore, He is a funding-member of the Saudi Inventors Society.
Maria Douglass is a Senior Technology Portfolio Manager. She comes to KAUST with 15 years experience creating jobs by managing gap funds, building companies and commercializing technologies under Cooperative Treat Reduction programs in the former Soviet Union. She is a former executive at the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) in Moscow. Also, she has directed a contract research program aboard the Soviet space station "Mir" and managed microfinance investment funds for a prominent NGO. Maria holds a M.S. in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas at Austin.
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