Creating Successful Spin-Outs

///Creating Successful Spin-Outs

Creating Successful Spin-Outs


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09:00 – 09:15 Welcome and introduction
09:15 – 10:15 When are why to spin-out
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 – 11:45 Business models – developing the commercial strategy
11:45 – 13:15 Legal agreements
13:15 – 14:15 Lunch
14:15 – 15:00 Industry spin outs – why and how?
15:00 – 16:15 Surviving a spin-out
16:15 – 16:45 Coffee break
16:45 – 17:15 Case study introduction – the role of the TTO
17:15 – 18:15 Case study group discussion – the role of the TTO
19:00 Networking dinner
09:00 – 10:00 Strategising Financing
10:00 – 10:15 Case study introduction – Longshot pharmaceuticals
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 – 11:30 Case study – Longshot phamaceuticals
11:30 – 12:15 The mind of the Venture Capitalist
12:15 – 13:15 IP as the primary asset
13:15 – 14:15 Negotiation – role play (specialised limb salvage)
15:15 – 16:30 Corporate venture funds
16:30 – 17:00 Coffee break
17:00 – 18:00 Business plan
08:45 – 09:30 Managing conflicts of interest
09:30 – 10:30 Building value into a business
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 11:45 Preparing for IPO and/or trade sale
12:30 – 14:00 Sandwich lunch

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Close to Amsterdam

Leiden is conveniently located, within 20 minutes from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. It is close to the cities of Amsterdam and The Hague. The city of Leiden is one large open-air museum. The canals, the historical buildings, the alleyways, the treasuries of knowledge, culture and science: Leiden is definitely worth seeing.

Internationally renowned

Leiden is truly a city of knowledge with international allure. Leiden has the oldest university and the biggest life science cluster of the Netherlands, and is among the leaders in prestigious European academic knowledge centres. Therefore, Leiden is the perfect location for exchanging knowledge about technology transfer.


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Haagse Schouwweg 10
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Single use: €100
Double use: €125

Breakfast, internet (1mb), VAT, fitness, swimming pool, sauna and parking: included
Local city tax €2.50 per person per night: excluded.

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Rates Training Course

Member early bird until 1 August 2018: €1290
Member: €1350

Non-member early bird until 1 August 2018: €1940
Non-member: €2000

If you are not a member join here for €250 a year and benefit immediately from the membership discounts and other specials

CE Points: 18

Learning objectives

Gain an overview on the process of spinning out a company from a research institution. Introduction into funding, especially Venture Capital financing. How to manage conflicts of interest regarding scientists, founders, research institutions and TTOs. Deepen your knowledge using interactive case studies.


  • Business plans
  • Financing
  • Building value
  • Due diligence
  • Conflicts of interests.

Why join this course?

The course is interactive, you will learn through case studies and role play facilitated by those who have been actively involved in building, financing and managing successful university spin-outs.

Why should attend?

This course is for experienced Technology Transfer managers whose portfolio includes expertise technologies, that may be best commercialised in a spin-out company. We explore what sort of technologies are best commercialised in this way, and the role of TT managers in setting the initial business strategy. Working with the founding academics to build a well-financed, yet sustainable spin-out company that can act as a great platform for commercialising the technology – as well as providing a financial return to the university.

ASTP-Proton provides very powerful data-rich information for all experience levels of participants.
It is always encouraging to see that other TTOs are encountering the same problems than we do!
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