Building Innovation Capacity

Training Programmes

The training approach underpinning all our programmes is a willingness to engage with and understand the needs of the client and to customise programmes that are designed around specific company goals. Delivery methods include lectures, tutorials, practical assignments and case studies.


We are happy to discuss your training requirements in the following areas:


  • Managing Intellectual Property
    • How to capture, protect and manage IP
    • Building an IP portfolio and developing an IP strategy
    • Patent searching and understanding Patent documents
    • Invention disclosure, NDA's, MTA's, evaluation agreements, collaborative agreements, laboratory notebooks


  • Commercialising New Technologies
    • Idea generation
    • Innovation portfolio management
    • Commercialisation Strategies - co-development, licensing, sale of IP and new company formation
    • Identifying technology-based business opportunities
    • Marketing new technologies


  • Licensing and Technology Transfer
    • Evaluating IP
    • Valuing technologies
    • Interpreting licence agreements
    • Negotiating and concluding agreements Managing technology acquisition


  • Managing the Innovation Process
    • Strategies, structures, staffing and systems
    • Technology strategies
    • Creating a sustainable innovation culture







"Our researchers responded very positively to the training provided by DeepWater Training. The training course clearly identified the issues that researchers need to be aware of when handling IP in a research environment"


Ms. Josette O'Mullane, Industrial Liaison Manager, Cork Institute of Technology