Ivan Budincevic, PhD student at IKS, has received a price for a project related to the doctoral school training course on Exploitation of research - technology & knowledge transfer
The purpose of this training course on Exploitation of research - technology & knowledge transfer (http://lrd.kuleuven.be/events/doctoral-school-training-course) was to introduce doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to the different routes of technology & knowledge transfer while highlighting the key attention points and success factors. The three main aspects of research exploitation that were covered were: collaboration with industry, patenting & licensing and creating a spin-off company.
As part of the course, the researchers were divided into teams of two to four people and were given the task of working out an exploitation plan. This exploitation plan was based on the research results of one of the team members or their respective research groups. The development of the exploitation plans was coached by LRD staff, IOF staff and Research Centre coordinators. A jury of industry experts and investors was chosen to assign an award to the three best exploitation plans. The award consisted of a cash prize of 2000 Euros to be divided among the research teams of the winning team members.
The team of Ivan Budincevic made an exploitation plan based on the research of Robert Fasthuber, PhD student at IMEC in his final year. The title of their exploitation plan was a "An Innovative, Low-Energy, Cost-Effective Communication Processor for Smartphones". The plan focused on exploiting the results of Robert's PhD research, namely a new type of communication processor for Smartphones, which would use the architectural innovations that Robert and his group developed and subsequently patented. The idea was to create a spin-off company from IMEC, that would cooperate with and sell licenses to processor IP developers and/or directly sell the processor IP to the chip assemblers & vendors.