Short-term knowledge transfer practitioner.
Knowledge transfer theory and user needs; negotiation; collaboration; quality control; writing and plain language; creativity; basic knowledge of intellectual property law.
PrioNet Canada is a former university-based research network investigating prion and prion-like diseases such as bovine spongiform encephalitis (mad cow disease), Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
PrioNet encouraged its scientific members to think like entrepreneurs and to leave a legacy of research results that may become commercially useful. To do this successfully, they must be aware of the issues surrounding the protection and commercialization of ideas.
Lawyers at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) has written a series of articles to introduce network scientists to intellectual property (IP), especially to issues relating to the life sciences, pharmaceutical products and medical devices.
- Promote knowledge translation and transfer in this area by creating the first known text of its kind for Canadian scientists;
- Encourage network scientists to familiarize themselves with IP by providing a positive learning experience;
- Produce an appealing, easy to navigate and understand booklet.