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IEDC Technology-Led Economic Development
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When: Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Where: Online Course
United States

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Four sessions spread out over four weeks.
Learn from work or home. It's the exact same course being offered in a new format.
And you can save on registration fees if you register by September 22!

Technology-Led Economic Development 
Same course, new format! Join IEDC for its first-ever online course!

Start Date: October 3, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 3:15 pm, ET
Four sessions- One each Tuesday from October 3 - 24, 2017
CEcD Exam: Elective

Brief Course Description:

This technical course focuses on the competitive advantage of regions and the role of economic developers and community stakeholders in building an innovation ecosystem. It is important to understand the process of technological commercialization. In this course, participants will be introduced to the legal and financial framework for bringing innovation to market, including technology protection and product licensing.

Some Course Highlights:

  • Forming strategic alliances and technology clusters
  • Building partnerships with higher education and technology councils
  • Understanding technology transfer and commercialization
  • Reviewing patent, copyright, trademark, and licensing terms

See the full course agenda.

You will learn from three experienced instructors:


Mo Collins
Entrepreneurial Communities








Carol Kraus Lauffer
Business Cluster Development






Robert M. Okabe
Co-founder and Managing Director
RPX Group






 Certification Applies to for this Course!

This course meets the professional development requirements for the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) exam. CEcDs earn recertification credits for participation.

Learn IEDC quality content, earn CEcD credits, access more than 50 years worth of experience, and do it all from work or home over a comfortable four-week schedule. This course won’t be offered again until May 2018, so now is the time to enroll. Be a part of the first group of professionals to take an IEDC online training course. Register now.





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