April 17 2014

Technology Commercialization (TC)

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Technology Commercialization courses are developed and taught by outstanding faculty members in the department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering, legal experts, and notable innovators.

The program is composed of one fundamental course and four hours of elective courses.  The courses are designed to allow students to gain a general understanding of the technology commercialization landscape, then to apply that knowledge in a practical manner to an innovation.

Students who wish to obtain a certificate in Technology Commercialization must:

  • Complete the required course, Lectures in Engineering Entrepreneurship (1 hour)
  • Complete at least four credit hours of elective courses/activities from the following list:
    • TE 298: High Tech Ventures: From Idea to Enterprise (2 hours)
    • GE 400: Engineering Law (3 hours)
    • TE 461: Technology Entrepreneurship (3 hours)
    • TE 466: High Tech Venture Marketing (2 hours)
    • Placement in the semi-finalist teams in the Cozad New Venture Competition (equivalent to 2 hours course credit)
    • Attendance of the Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Workshop & submission of 1-page essay about your experience submitted to Brooke Newell (equivalent to 2 hours course credit)
  • Maintain a 3.0 average or better in each of the courses that make up the certificate program in order for them to qualify for the certificate.
  • Submit the following materials upon completion of coursework:
    • Application form
    • Transcript of the courses completed toward the TC certificate, along with supporting documentation from applicable programs attended for completion of the certificate
    • Processing fee: $50 check made payable to the University of Illinois

All materials must be submitted to the Technology Entrepreneur Center (TEC):

351 Coordinated Science Laboratory
1308 W. Main Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Attn: Brooke Newell, TEC - Certificate Programs

If you have any questions, please contact Brooke Newell.

TEC Facts

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$20,000
was awarded for the inaugural Illinois Innovation Prize this year
$110,000 +
awarded in funding and in-kind prizes at the 2013 Cozad Competition
100 Million+
people are impacted daily by projects that began here at TEC
4,500+
participants in TEC's programs and events annually
~1,000
students enroll in TEC's courses annually
$30,000
is awarded to the Lemelson-Illinois Student Prize Winner each year

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