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The IC² Institute’s extensive experience in education includes the creation of successful advanced degree programs in technology commercialization, customized training programs for entrepreneurs and techology transfer professionals, and strategic higher education partnerships on a national scale.

Here is a sample of our current programs.

Advanced Commercialization Training

PTCP students at workIC² Advanced Commercialization Training gives students practical tools to assess technologies, listen to the market, and make fact-based decisions about commercialization of technical innovations. Local mentors in each country are trained to advise students and deploy new technology transfer methodologies, and top-performing students and mentors are invited to Austin for intensive hands-on training. Programs are currently operating in Colombia and Turkey.

FASTForward small business entrepreneurship training

FASTForward at Austin City HallFASTForward is a 10-week training program for Austin-based small businesses designed to accelerate business growth and maximize profit.

FASTForward was developed by the IC² Institute and is supported by the City of Austin.

Innovation Readiness Series

The Innovation Readiness Series™ is an eLearning course designed to help innovators transform their technologies into commercial reality. Innovators learn how to determine whether they are ready to commercialize, to identify the critical next steps, and to prepare a compelling pitch. The series is suitable for individuals as well as for programmatic outreach to researchers in an institution. It is one component of a full suite of education and training offerings from the IC² Institute Global Commercialization Group.

Master of Science in S&T Commercialization, Monterrey, Mexico

CGIE buildingThe Maestría en Ciencias en Comercialización de la Ciencia y la Tecnología (MCCT) is a joint certificate / master’s degree in technology commercialization offered by the IC² Institute and the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (CIMAV), in Monterrey, Mexico. Over 200 students have graduated from the MS program.

The Institute pioneered advanced training in technology commercialization with the Master of Science in Technology Commercialization degree, now managed by the McCombs School of Business, and has replicated the program in Russia, Poland, and Mexico.