The Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization at Vanderbilt University has a technology transfer internship that runs from January 16th to April 24th.
Technology transfer is the practice of transferring inventions from the research lab to the marketplace to benefit the public and is an interesting blend of science, business, and law. The internship begins with an instructional phase that provides the framework of technology transfer including its history, basics of invention evaluation, intellectual property protection, and commercialization/licensing strategies. Once completed, each intern is paired with licensing professionals in our office to apply those skills to help evaluate, protect and commercialize real-world Vanderbilt inventions. Due to the nature of technology transfer, this program exposes the interns to a unique blend of disciplines and a variety of projects that a technology transfer officer might face each day.
This is an excellent opportunity for students to explore a career that requires broad scientific expertise, business insight, and legal acumen to convert basic research into practical applications.
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Deadline to Apply: January 11, 2017