Commercialization workshop series

The Von Allmen Center and the Lexington Innovation & Commercialization Center sponsored a four-part commercialization workshop series that began in 2011 and continues in 2012. The workshop series was designed to help scientists, engineers and other high tech professionals develop a business from their research. Workshop series topics included protecting intellectual property, writing a business plan, accounting, seeking funding and using social media.

"We planned this series to give researchers at UK and entrepreneurs in the community a toolbox of some of the key elements that are part of a successful technology company," said Warren Nash, director of the Lexington Innovation & Commercialization Center (ICC).

The next workshop, “Seeking Funding Opportunities & Investors,” is March 20 in the W.T. Young Library.

Click on the workshop titles below to view previous presentations.

Intellectual Property

business plan

Accounting funding

October 13: Protecting Your Intellectual Property

November 15: Developing a Business Plan that Works

February 15:
Keeping Good Accounting Practices

March 20:
Seeking Funding Opportunities & Investors

You've worked hard on your research or developing your technology/product. We will help protect your intellectual property.



Starting a successful business begins with a solid plan. We can provide tips and resources to help you and your new business figure out where you want to go and how you will get there.

Don't let bad bookkeeping prevent your company from success. Learn good accounting practices that will keep your company in the black.


Finding the funding you need to get started or expand in a tough economy might seem daunting. Learn how to find the right funding organizations and develop partnerships.


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