VCUarts Qatar is committed to creating a mentoring environment for faculty through educational and training opportunities, thereby aligning with the overarching goals of VCU QUEST 2028. Over the past three years, VCUarts Qatar faculty have actively engaged in a diverse array of workshops and training sessions facilitated by the institution. These workshops encompassed a wide range of topics, including grant writing, grant proposal development, integrating creative research within higher education, and recognizing, articulating, and enhancing the potential impacts of their work. Moreover, VCUarts Qatar is continuously working towards organizing forthcoming workshops and fostering interdisciplinary collaborations to enrich the professional development of its faculty.
Ivelina Metcheva, Assistant Vice President for Innovation, VCU, and Magdelena Morgan, Director of Licensing, VCU
As a general overview of support available from the home campus, this session will introduce different types of IP, such as patents, trademarks, etc., and available protection options. It will provide information on the VCU infrastructure for IP protection and commercialization and an introduction and general overview of the technology transfer process and its benefits. More information here.
Ivelina Metcheva, Assistant Vice President for Innovation, VCU, and Magdelena Morgan, Director of Licensing,VCU
This session addresses building a complete business case while telling an engaging story with a market-ready plan. It provides an introduction to building a case for new venture formation. It will familiarize the community with important aspects such as the total addressable market, barriers to entry and IP landscape, freedom to operate, and technology readiness level.
This session will introduce the community to how to develop and deliver a successful pitch, addressing key distinctions between an effective business pitch vs. a scientific presentation and the distinction between industry vs. investor presentations, along with all the do’s and don’ts.
Mike Wirtz, Head of Research, VCUarts Qatar Libraries
The lines between legitimate and predatory publishers are increasingly more difficult to distinguish. This session discusses the state of predatory publishing and addresses key considerations, red flags, and best practices when evaluating how to present or disseminate your research.
Dr Diane Derr, Associate Dean of Research, VCUarts Qatar
DIS:CO (discovery and collection) isa community driven repository of relevant opportunities in support of research, scholarship, creative activities and professional development across disciplines.
Maryrose Flanigan, Executive Director and Veronica Stanich, Program Manager, A2RU
This workshop will address key challenges in interdisciplinary collaborations. Participants will explore approaches and processes to effectively capitalize on collaborative opportunities through a series of targeted activities. Find the Collaboration Toolkit and Collaboration Workbook on the links.
Maryrose Flanigan, Executive Director, and Veronica Stanich, Program Manager, A2RU(Online due to COVID)
This workshop aims at identifying teaching pedagogies and strategies that provide impactful experiences and opportunities to build a strong teaching portfolio and document teaching practice as scholarship.