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Innovation and Technology Commercialization Professional (ITCP) Course

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What is ITCP Course

ITCP course has been created by the Enterprise Innovation Institute at Georgia Tech with the addition of best practices and the Handbook on Technology Commercialization Practices in APEC Economies from ITTN.

This course is intended to provide researchers, innovators, technology transfer professionals, technology commercialization professionals, and others in the field with a fundamental understanding of Innovation Technology Commercialization (ITC), and methods for creating more innovation and talent within an innovation ecosystem.

The 30-hour course is delivered online and contains six main modules. The instructors are all from Georgia Tech, not only recognized academic experts, but also have experience as practitioners.

Course Summary

ITCP Course can provide researchers, innovators, technology transfer professionals, technology commercialization professionals, and others in the field with a fundamental understanding of how to:
(1) Feed more innovation and talent into research institutions and the local innovation ecosystems
(2) Energize technology transfer practices with leading edge commercialization methods to ensure that more innovation is successfully commercialized in the market and is of benefit to society
(3) Nurture the growth of local innovation ecosystems across a country to stimulate commercialization between industry, academia, government, and startups
(4) Foster cross-border collaborations to move innovation into global markets


Self-paced online course through the internet Participants learn at their own schedule


February/June /September, 2022



9-14 weeks

3-4 hours/week


Chinese and English



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Course Structure

ITCP Course cLearning will be facilitated through the following components which are provided through the online learning platform:

Lecture Video(s)

Reading Requirements

For the optimal experience we recommend using a laptop to view lecture videos.

Case Studies/

Experimental Exercises

Practice Quizzes

(not graded)


Passed the final exam, learners will be awarded an official “Innovation & Technology Commercialization” professional certificate of completion. After the official course end date, learners will be notified via email that the e-certificate is ready for downloading.

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Example of the Certificate


Course grades will be based on the final exam




Final Exam


50 questions

60-minute time limit 3 Attempts
• 2 attempts automatically allowed
• The third and final attempt is granted after you email itcp.



The following grade scale will be used

PASS ≥ 70% 

FAIL < 70%


Module 1.0

Overview of Course

Module 2.0

Introduction to Technology Commercialization

Module 3.0

Introduction to Feedstock for Technology Commercialization

Module 4.0

Introduction to Traditional Technology Transfer Practice

Module 5.0

Introduction to Technology Commercialization
Stage 1 – From Innovation to License/ Spin-off

Module 6.0

Introduction to Technology Commercialization
Stage 2 – Pathways to Market/Society

Module 7.0

Introduction to Technology Commercialization
Opportunities for Research Institutions within Innovation Ecosystems and Across Borders

Module 8.0

Demonstrating Knowledge


Georgia Tech

Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech, is a top-ranked public college and one of the leading research universities in the USA. Georgia Tech provides a technologically focused education to more than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students in fields ranging from engineering, computing, and sciences, to business, design, and liberal arts. Georgia Tech's wide variety of technologically-focused majors and minors consistently earn strong national rankings. Georgia Tech has six colleges and 28 schools focusing on Business, Computing, Design, Engineering, Liberal Arts, and Sciences.

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Introduction to International Technology Transfer Network (ITTN)

ITTN founded in 2011, is a professional organization committed to promoting international technology transfer and innovation cooperation. It was launched and established by Beijing Municipal Science & Technology Commission, and guided by China Association for International Science and Technology Cooperation. The company not only supports national level programs from MOST (Ministry of Science and Technology of China), Ministry of Education, but also serves the S&T sectors in the key domestic regions of hi-tech industry. Its 11 offices were located at the most important regional innovation hubs in China, including Beijing, Qingdao, Shenzhen, Suzhou, Chengdu, Zhengzhou, Xi’an, Tianjin, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Kunming. There are also 9 overseas branches in Houston, Napoli, Berlin, London, Helsinki, Waterloo, Perth, Kuala Lumpur and Johannesburg.

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