UPINTECH - Internship Opportunity at the Technology Transfer Office of the University of Porto.

Contact person 
Sónia Pereira
University of Porto
Do you want to share an instrument/policy or a knowledge Transfer practice? 
Knowledge Transfer Practice
What are the following keywords/priorities which better fit the instrument/policy?  
No information provided
Identify the Knowledge Transfer area to which the practice belong 
Technology licensing
Indicate the country from which the practice is 
What is the title/name of the instrument/policy? 
No information provided
What is the title/name of the practice? 
UPINTECH - Internship Opportunity at the Technology Transfer Office of the University of Porto.
Indicate the target group/beneficiaries of the practice 
Higher educations institutions research units/centres
What is the aim/objective? 
Part-time remunerated internship for post-graduate students and research fellows to analyze counterparts’ technologies and define the potential of patent filling and follow on with the commercialization process.
Give an overview of the practice 
UPIN is offering part-time paid internship positions to U.Porto post graduate students and research fellows to assist various staff members in technology transfer. Responsibilities will depend on the participant’s background and prior knowledge as well as the level of commitment. The goal of UPinTECH program is to provide University of Porto postgraduate students to gain exposure to the process of university technology commercialization and intellectual property management. Interns have an opportunity to interface with faculty inventors, companies while dealing with technology licensing, intellectual property rights, start-up business development and industry liaison activities. Each assignment will last up to three months and may be extended for equal period. The contract is a part time position and it is expected that future applicants may have an availability of 4 to maximum 8 hours/week. The Collaborator will be expected to observe all aspects of TTO operations, including invention disclosure management, technology assessment and triage, technology marketing, license negotiation and back office operations, including database management and financial procedures. Is also expected to manage new inventions evaluation and technology transfer processes, including: discussions with R&D faculty members, assessment of inventions, performing prior art analysis and market viability of the inventions, writing a non-confidential technological description, identifying potential licensees and support the assigned technology transfer manager in marketing the technology to the identified licensees.
What is the date of creation of this practice? 
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Is the practice still active? 
What is the approximate budget needed for implementing this practice? 
What kind of resources is needed for implementing the practice? 
The budget above is a yearly amount needed at UPorto, and it was estimated considering a total of 12 hours/week at 8€/hour during 48 weeks. Besides this amount, 2 computers, 2 desks and Internet access are needed.
Is this practice linked to an instrument/policy?