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Cresco Law: Masterclass 4 - Research Institution Spin-off Formation

Feb 28, 2023
09:00 - 11:00
KUL - Collegium Veteranorum 109 - 20
Sint Michielsstraat 2-4
3000 Leuven
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Free for Leuven MindGate members - €50 for non-members

Growth companies, corporates and research institutions are increasingly establishing comprehensive partnering strategies, building ecosystems of partners, encompassing joint-go-to-market strategies, funded development and joint development initiatives, as well as (corporate) venture capital, joint venture and M&A transactions.

Cresco has written the management book “Innovate. Collaborate. Grow!“ and developed the Corporate Partnering Framework, providing strategic and practical guidance for the analysis, design, negotiation and implementation of a broad range of corporate partnering transactions.

Cresco offers eight Corporate Partnering Master Classes to the members of Leuven MindGate, diving into a variety of topics.

You can find the details of the various masterclasses below. You can subscribe for one or multiple masterclasses through this link.

Masterclass 4 - Research Institution Spin-off Formation

28th of February '23 - Leuven

The creation of spin-off companies is one of the technology transfer mechanisms through which research results of research institutions are commercially exploited.

The research institution makes patents and other IP rights available to the spin-off and is typically compensated by royalties and/or a shareholding in the spin-off.


  • Exclusive access of spin-off to unique IP rights resulting from research effected at research institutions
  • Continued involvement of research institution in further development and commercialization
  • Compensation mechanisms for the research institution through royalties and/or equity stake in the spin-off

What will you learn:

  • How to negotiate the IP terms of the transfer/license with the research institution
  • How to agree development and commercialization objectives
  • How to ensure that the research institution is unable to create a competing spin-off
  • How to negotiate the royalties and/or equity stake with the research institution



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