NextGen CTO Program

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The NextGen CTO Program aims to develop the next generation of CTOs (Chief Technology/Technical Officers). CTOs are important executive-level positions especially in innovation-driven companies as they lead the technology department and oversee the development and innovation of new products and services. CTOs must understand the importance of intellectual property (IP) and how IP can be leveraged strategically to grow their businesses.

Participants will gain an understanding of various forms of IP and develop IP savviness that will give them a competitive advantage in their future careers, whether as a CTO at their own startup or for other organizations

Throughout the 5-week program, participants will learn key skills, competencies and know-how through a carefully selected combination of:

  • Online learning modules designed to provide an accessible
  • Virtual workshops with engaging speakers
  • Lectures led by specialists in intellectual property
  • Group discussions to diversify student knowledge
  • Case studies that show IP strategy in action

Upon completion of the program, participants will have:

  • Gained an understanding of different types of IP
  • Learned various ways to leverage IP in business strategy
  • Learned how different IP can interact
  • Received training on IP Licensing as well as IP protection and enforcement

Participants will also receive:

  • Access to Centre for International Governance Innovation online learning modules
  • Opportunities to interact with notable specialists in Intellectual Property
  • A certificate of completion that can be acknowledged on resumes and LinkedIn
  • Access to the EPICentre network

Applications are now closed. Check back soon for the next round!

Program Start Date & Orientation: Friday, October 23rd, 2020

Program End Date: Friday, November 20th, 2021


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