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The Commercialisation of Research Results Uncovered

Event Details:

  • Date: Thursday 22 June 2017
  • Time: 16:00 - 17:00
  • Venue: The Cyprus Institute – Guy Ourisson Building, Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Athalassa Campus
  • Speaker: Dr Anastasia Constantinou, Director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre (ENTICE), The Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM)
*The colloquium will be in English, the event is open to the public, light refreshments will be served after the talk.

Commercialization of research results is the process of matching scientific innovation with marketplace needs, and facilitating the transfer of lab-developed technologies to the industry and business communities who can utilise them.

However, the Commercialization of research results has always been a challenge! Partly because of the complexity, the cost and the multitude of skills required in turning scientific research results into something commercially tested and viable, partly because of the culture of research institutes’ and universities and researchers themselves towards the commercialisation of scientific research and partly because of the lack of supporting structures and incentives. On top of these factors, there is a risk of a mismatch of the developed research results with real industrial and commercial needs and interest! Some are global challenges; some are more specific to the Cyprus reality!

In this presentation, we will discuss the modes of exploitation of research results, the variety of skills required, the change of culture as well as the related structural changes needed within the scientific community.

About the Speaker
anastasia constantinou Dr Anastasia Constantinou is the Director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre, ENTICE, of the Cyprus International Institute of Management, CIIM, and a member of the CIIM resident faculty, teaching Entrepreneurship and Innovation related topics. She is the co-founder and architect of the IDEA programme cofounded by CIIM and the Bank of Cyprus which she coordinates from the side of CIIM and is an executive member of its steering committee

Anastasia combines academic, industrial, business and consulting background in the fields of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Research for more than 25 years having lived and worked in three countries, UK, Greece and Cyprus. She actively supports the development of start-ups in Cyprus and has played an instrumental role in the creation of two academic spin-offs in Greece. She is involved in the patenting of technologies and in negotiating licensing agreements for the exploitation of research results from Universities and research institutions in Greece and in Cyprus. She is also the main inventor of an international industrial patent.

Anastasia holds a BSc in Metallurgy from UMIST, UK, an MSc in Materials Research and a PhD in Materials Engineering from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, UK and an MBA from CIIM, Cyprus.

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This event is part of the CyI Colloquium Series.  View all CyI events.

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