IEDC Technology-Led Economic Development

Course Description

Technology-led development can enhance the competitive advantage of a region by helping the technology sectors to become a strong base of the regional economy. It is important to understand the process of technological commercialization. Participants will be introduced to the legal and financial framework for bringing an innovation to market, including technology protection and product licensing. Learn how to partner with government, industry, universities and the public to make technology a more prominent element of your regional economy. Find out how the importance of knowledge to economic transitions has made science and technology key components of economic growth.

Course ID: EDEV 1007P
Course Format: Classroom

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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
16474 Oct 20, 2016 Oct 21, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $725

Who Should Attend

Economic developers who must understand technological commercialization

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn how to identify or form strategic alliances.
  • Utilize technology resources.
  • Explore the fundamentals of technology marketing.


  • Strategic alliances and technology clusters
  • Partnerships with universities
  • Fostering partnerships
  • Business networks
  • Technology resources
  • Technology strategy
  • Technology marketing
  • Transferring an innovation to the marketplace
  • Research parks and incubator programs
  • Financing for technology businesses

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Samuel Houser Pugh