The RADSAGA Initial workshop runs from 19 to 23 March 2018, with training provided by CERN Knowledge Transfer on 20 March 2018:
Introduction to Knowledge Transfer, IP and Information databases

Speakers: Myriam Ayass and Amy Bilton (CERN Knowledge Transfer Group)

Professional and academic skills of Amy and Myriam are resumed in the KT Team presentation (

Each ESR to come up with 2 - 3 topics in which they are interested. This has to be as specific as possible, preferably directly linked to the topic of their research project.

Each attendee is requested to come to the course with his/her own laptop with internet access enabled. This is essential since part of the training will be through hands-on exercises.



9:00 – 10:00    Introduction to KT and Introduction to the course 
10:00 – 10:45  Fundamentals of IP & patents 
10:45 – 11:05  Patent application procedure (and costs) 

Coffee break 20 min 

11:25 – 12:25  Anatomy of a patent vs Scientific publication anatomy 


14:00 – 14:30  Demo: Walk through Espacenet with whole group (using one ESR’s example) 
14:30 – 15:30  Practice: Using public patent information databases 
15:30 – 16:30  Demo + Practice: Patent classification & technology landscapes 

Coffee break 

16:50 – 17:30  Wrap-up and Q&A

Date of event: 
Monday, 19 March, 2018 to Friday, 23 March, 2018

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