Value@nano – Value Creation from Emerging Knowledge Workshop Lisbon Dec 5 – 7, 2016


Researchers, PhD and MSc students, Post-docs and Faculties interested in learning on how to create value from their research activities


To support the aim to rapidly and effectively promote commercialization of new nanotechnology developments 

Emerging Technologies initiative of UT Austin| Portugal CoLab is organizing a set of workshops focused on Value Creation from Emerging Knowledge, Communicating Technology to the Market and Going from the Lab to the Market.


Workshop 1, entitled Value@nano – Value Creation from Emerging Knowledge, will take place in Lisbon this December 5 – 7.


Value@nano is about raising awareness. The main topic of the workshop is the innovative transformation of knowledge into value with a specific focus on the commercialization of new technology. The workshop begins by examining concepts associated with technology commercialization and then takes a deeper dive into the channels value creation from emerging knowledge, namely contract research, licensing and spin-offs. A series of case studies will be presented throughout the workshop and practical exercise in ideation will be performed. Concepts are introduced that improve and accelerate the commercialization process, from decisions made by scientists at the research bench, through the development, patenting, and licensing of new technologies, to the formation of technology ventures.


Value@nano objectives include:

  1. To understand the key concepts and options in technology commercialization
  2. To understand how to assess technologies for their commercialization potential
  3. To understand the steps that a technology goes through in the journey from the laboratory to the marketplace
  4. To explore the commercialization channels leading to value creation from emerging knowledge


Details of the program at


Please register at


We hope to see you in Lisbon soon


Paula M. Vilarinho, U Aveiro, Portugal

Brian Korgel, UT Austin, USA


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