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Author: Noeleen O'Hara

12 Jun

Managing and Valorising Clinical Data

Hosted by Laura Spinardi Never as in times of health emergency, the value of clinical research data emerges. Large healthcare datasets combined with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning applications can change the clinical innovation landscape. However data access and valorization cannot leave patients' rights out of consideration; dealing with clinical data often represents a challenge for the collaboration between universities and research hospitals. This webinar will help us frame some of the major issues arising in this complex field....
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12 Jun

Managing IP in the times of Covid-19

Hosted by Massimiliano Granieri The pandemic prompted universities and public research organizations to re-think about their IP management strategies. Various forms of open licenses have been developed, from the Open Covid Pledge to KTI Covid - 19 NERF license, granting free temporary access to IP rights to tackle the coronavirus crisis. To what extent do IPRs represent a barrier to access innovation in times of health emergencies? Massimiliano Granieri, Associate Professor of Comparative Private Law at the University of Brescia (Italy), will guide us in a common reflection, at the intersection of law and ethics, on public research, IPRs, innovation and Covid-19. ...
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12 Jun

Nagoya Protocol

Dr Scarlett Sett is the Nagoya Protocol (NP) Compliance Officer at Kiel University and in her presentation, she will go over definitions and areas that have created confusion/misconception on what type of research is within the scope of the NP. She will also talk about how the compliance and implementation strategy was developed at the University and who is responsible for which areas, how they keep track of any NP processes, and how to engage the researchers into taking an active role in the implementation of the NP into their research agendas. The Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) is an international agreement that aims at the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilisation of genetic...
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12 Jun

The TT Manager as Commercial Advisor

Our dream researcher is the one who comes to us with a useful technology and the drive to do something with it.  Our first job is to make sure the IP is ‘clean’ and protected.  That done, the role changes. But to what?   If there is a licensee or investor already on board then ‘all’ we need to do is conclude a deal.     However, if that’s not the case, or worse, this is a technology still seeking for an application or market, then we are thrust into a different role.   We become - for a while anyway - a commercial advisor. But what does that mean? In this workshop, we find out.  We have lined up a researcher (in Jordan, as it...
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10 Jun

The European Commission’s IP Booster: Smart, expert IP advice for public research organisations – next deadline 28 June 2020

The European Commission is funding a service to provide specialised, professional IP advice to European Universities and Public Research Organisations.       Are you: Generating high-quality research, and eager to improve its impact on the market? Trying to better address IP issues associated with commercialisation? Searching for experts who can help you develop a successful intellectual property strategy? The European Commission’s IP Booster is a free service designed to help you address these challenges. Our carefully selected IP, technology and business strategy experts can examine your research and guide your teams to develop the best intellectual property strategies for your organisation. We can help you: Determine what type and what amount of IP protection you need for your project’s intellectual assets, and whether you need...
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18 May

Solidarity, Creativity, Determination

by ASTP Board Member, Alessandra Baccigotti Solidarity, Creativity, Determination: these are the keywords proposed by EC Commissioner Mariya Gabriel to define the spirit of the #EUvsVirus Hackathon, which took place from 24th to 26th April, as a fully digital event to connect civil society, innovators, partners and investors across Europe with the purpose to develop innovative solutions for coronavirus-related challenges. The Hackathon was hosted by the European Commission, led by the European Innovation Council, in close collaboration with the EU Member States. Over 20,900 people from across the EU (and beyond) joined the #EUvsVirus Hackathon offering their talents and business ideas to contribute to Europe’s fight against the coronavirus, but also to the recovery after the pandemic. 2000+ innovative solutions (apparently a world...
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20 Apr

Creativity during Covid-19

Creativity in the Covid-19 Crisis – share your stories! Tom Flanagan, Director of Enterprise & Commercialisation, UCD What gets you up in the morning? I love that as KT professionals, we have a unique opportunity to be there at the birth of new inventions, to be the first-in-the-world to see them and shape them to solve urgent “hair-on-fire” real-world problems. And we are also good at bringing together the right people and the right financial resources to develop these inventions so that they make it to market despite the odds. There’s a lot of creativity in this and it is great fun when it works! I’ve been very impressed lately by the creativity of the community we support in answering the call for...
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17 Apr

Pan-EU Hackathon to mobilise European innovators and civil society

Pan-EU Hackathon to mobilise European innovators and civil society The #EUvsVirus is organised by the European Commission in collaboration with the 27 Member States and with some H2020 associated countries (5 currently). You can see the official Action plan approved by the Ministers of Research and Innovation on 7 April where #EUvsVirus is one of the official actions: https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/research_and_innovation/research_by_area/documents/ec_rtd_era-vs-corona.pdf The press release about the hackathon can be found at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/news/euvsvirus-hackathon-develop-innovative-solutions-and-overcome-coronavirus-related-challenges-2020-apr-03_de You are invited to play an active role in the management of the civil society that will participate in the hackathon. It is hoped that participants from civil society, youngsters, techies, makers, health providers, and all professions will participate. You will be expected to provide your knowledge on the management of people and...
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17 Apr

Open Covid Pledge to share crisis-critical IP

Open Covid Pledge to share crisis-critical IP Together with IEEE, colleagues from Stanford, Berkeley, Creative Commons, and others are working on-call for IP owners to pledge Covid-19 relevant IP for the duration of the pandemic. You may have seen the Wellcome Trust pledge (https://tinyurl.com/vphmn8x), which goes for copyrighted material, such as publications and datasets. By now a large set of leading organisations, including publishers, ministries, foundations, firms have signed up to that. This approach is similar, but with a view towards industry, i.e. focusing on formal, industrially relevant IP. As with the Wellcome Trust pledge, the purpose of this pledge is to accelerate the fight against Covid-19 and avoid IP related challenges slowing down progress. A new website is now available with a license...
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