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Learn more about knowledge exchange and how to use, protect and monetize your knowledge while working with various partners. Interested in increasing the impact of your knowledge on society? This course is for those who are new to how knowledge is transferred from yourself or from a knowledge institute into society at large. It is for those who want to know how to protect their knowledge, how to approach parties for collaboration, and how to find the right funding for your idea. It is for those who want to start thinking about how knowledge exchange might be useful in their business or academic career. It provides an introduction to one of the basics of knowledge exchange, the stakeholders involved and the most common pitfalls on your way to transform our world with your ideas! About the course lecturers Each week a different expert in his or her field will shed light on a different aspect within knowledge exchange. In addition, each module contains an interview with a Leiden academic who will share his or her practical experience concerning that week's subject. Each module is introduced and concluded by the course leader, Professor Gert-Jan van Ommen, former head of the Department of Human Genetics of Leiden University Medical Center. About Luris This course was developed by Luris, in cooperation with Leiden University and Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC). As knowledge exchange office, Luris matches societal needs with possibilities available in Leiden and enhances the impact of novel technologies and knowledge from Leiden University and LUMC. Luris establishes valuable partnerships and represents the interests of academics and research teams....
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Approx. 9 hours to complete

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English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
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1 hour to complete

INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE

Welcome to our course: How to Impact Society with your Knowledge? Using, Protecting and Monetizing Ideas together with Third Parties! We are excited to have you in our class and look forward to your contributions to the learning community. Some of the key principles you will learn these coming weeks: An introduction to knowledge exchange and its key stakeholders, protecting knowledge, the different types of funding, and what you need to know about working with third parties. To begin, we recommend taking a few minutes to explore the course site. Review the material we will cover each week, and preview the assignments you will need to complete to pass the course. Click Discussion Forums to see where you can discuss the course material with fellow students taking the class. If you have questions about course content, please post them in the forums to get help from others in the course community. For technical problems with the Coursera platform, visit the Learner Help Center. Good luck as you get started, and we hope you will value the things learned in this course! ...
Reading
1 video (Total 1 min), 6 readings
Reading6 readings
Meet the instructors & the team1m
Welcome to Leiden University3m
Complete our short survey10m
Tips for studying online5m
Being successful in an international virtual learning community5m
Behaving in an academic way10m
Clock
2 hours to complete

What is knowledge exchange?

Welcome to this next module. You will now become familiar with the concept of knowledge exchange and its definition in this online course. We will also explain the role and importance of stakeholders. Finally, Professor Hanna Swaab of Leiden University will share her experiences with you concerning knowledge exchange in her field of practice. Make sure to study the required reading materials, since these are part of the quiz....
Reading
6 videos (Total 34 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Introduction to Knowledge Exchange5m
Different approaches to Knowledge exchange for impact on society today6m
Stakeholders in Knowledge Impact8m
Knowledge exchange in practice: interview with Prof. dr. Hanna Swaab11m
Summary1m
Reading1 reading
Required readingm
Quiz1 practice exercise
What is knowledge exchange?20m
Week
2
Clock
1 hour to complete

Protecting knowledge and research results

Welcome to this module. Why should you protect your knowledge? This week, you will learn what intellectual property rights (IP-rights) are and how they can be used. In the interview, dr. Jan Wouter Drijfhout of the Leiden University Medical Center will tell you more about his experience with IP-rights. Make sure to study the required reading materials, since these are part of the quiz. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 25 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Why protect your knowledge?2m
IP protection (patents & copyrights)7m
Confidentiality & know-how7m
Knowledge exchange in practice: interview with Dr. Jan Wouter Drijfhout5m
Summary1m
Reading1 reading
Required reading25m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Protecting knowledge and research results20m
Week
3
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2 hours to complete

Research collaboration with non-academic partners

Welcome to this week's module. During this module you will learn everything you need to know about research consortia and funding. We will also elaborate on public-private partnerships and what are both the advantages and disadvantages. To close off, there is an interesting interview with dr. Ahmad Al-Jallad from Leiden University who will share his experiences in the field concerning research collaboration. Make sure to study the required reading materials, since these are part of the quiz....
Reading
5 videos (Total 19 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Funding3m
Pros and cons of Public-Private partnerships4m
Knowledge exchange in practice: interview with Dr. Ahmad Al-Jallad9m
Summarym
Reading1 reading
Required reading52m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Research collaboration with non-academic partners20m
Week
4
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4 hours to complete

Research exploitation with third parties

Welcome to the final module. This module is about working with third parties. You will learn about the advantages, but also about potential pitfalls. I myself will also share my experience on this subject. Finally, at the end of this module you will find the peer-review graded assignment. You must finish the assignment in order to complete this course....
Reading
7 videos (Total 30 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video7 videos
Research exploitation: putting knowledge to use5m
Knowledge partnering4m
Pitfalls in working with third parties5m
Knowledge exchange in practice: interview with Prof. dr. Gert-Jan van Ommen12m
Summarym
Thank you for joining usm
Reading2 readings
Required reading30m
Complete our short survey10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Research exploitation with third parties20m

Instructor

Gert-Jan van Ommen

Professor of Human Genetics
Leiden University Medical Center

About Universiteit Leiden

Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia. Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands. It was founded in February 1575, as a gift from William of Orange to the citizens of Leiden after they had withstood a long siege by the Spanish. Our motto is: Praesidium Libertatis — Bastion of Liberty....

About Leiden University Medical Center

About Luris

Frequently Asked Questions

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