To top

Author: Noeleen O'Hara

14 Jan

ASTP and JRC sign MOU

It is a pleasure to announce that ASTP has signed a MoU with Joint Research Centre (JRC), the policy research lab of the European Commission. This is a in line with our strategy and determination to be relevant and ambitious on behalf of our profession, community, and members. It vitally important for our profession to have a strong organisation in ASTP which will strengthen our profession through collaboration with relevant actors in Europe and across the world. In the role of competence centre for Technology Transfer of the EU Commission, JRC will be a key contact point and collaboration partner for ASTP. The signing of the MoU took place during the inauguration of JRC's competence centre for Technology Transfer. The day in...
Continue reading
9 Jan

Claim your ’15 Minutes of Fame’: Dublin 2019

This year, we are offering you an opportunity to share your work and knowledge. You can now apply for a 15-minute KSE slot. The 15 minute slots available to you are: Initiative Sharing; inspire others or find potential partners by sharing news of your initiative or Ecosystem Insights; unpack your knowledge of the ecosystem to shed light on the KT landscape. If you would like to claim your 15 minute speaking opportunity to share your ideas with hundreds of European KT professionals, send your proposal to
Continue reading
14 Dec

FY2017 survey now open for submissions

The ASTP Survey Committee is collecting and analysing relevant data from as many European countries and as many knowledge and technology transfer organisations (KTOs) as possible to be able to provide a report with a representative overview of European KTO's activity and output. ASTP is pleased to announce the launch of the financial year 2017 (FY2017) survey. Corresponding data on knowledge transfer activities can now be submitted until 15 February 2019.   Why participate in this survey? With the overview and bench-marking information that this Europe-wide survey and resulting report provides, you will be able to compare your own organisation's activities and output to your European peers and influence your institutional, national and European knowledge and technology transfer (or even research) funding strategies. To achieve...
Continue reading
13 Dec

UTILE launches new marketplace

UTILE launches a Marketplace to promote health project results funded under FP7 or Horizon 2020.   The marketplace offers compelling free advantages: innovators benefit from supporting services and show their results; business developers find new partners and opportunities. The UTILE Project, funded by the European Commission, is launching a Marketplace – an online platform to promote research results of the European health projects funded under the European Research and Innovation Programmes FP7 and Horizon 2020 with the aim to facilitate the commercialisation of projects’ results. This platform, designed as a one stop shop, showcase the most promising results, offers business developers and innovators opportunities for new business and partnership development, as well as online training and matchmaking events. Improving exploitation potential of the most...
Continue reading
4 Dec

Round up of the Fall Meeting 2018

[fusion_text] According to the participants in the 2018 Fall Meeting, the event in Leiden was a rated a success. This smaller, more intimate event designed to facilitate career development the international networks of those attending welcomed over 100 participants from 21 different countries. “(It) was great to meet counterparts in my profession who may share my experiences, but who may also have other ideas and approaches.” Tim Moser, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Nethrlands Meeting under the theme Knowledge Exchange Amongst Peers, the community engaged in both workshop and plenary sessions. A special workshop organised by the SSHA Special Interest Group: SSHA transfer to deal with Body-Computer-Interfaces, heard speakers from Leiden University and Germany’s Telekon Design Gallery unpack the near-future expectations of human modification. These...
Continue reading
29 Nov

Win a scholarship to 2019 Annual Conference, Dublin

              Inteum is the industry-leading technology transfer software solution for TTO's that wish to more effectively manage their Intellectual Property and licensing. The scholarship provides: conference registration, round-trip travel to the conference, and accommodation at the contracted ASTP hotel. All together, Inteum are offering to finance your inaugural trip to ASTP conference up to the value of 2,000 USD. Are you eligible for this Scholarship? This is a wonderful opportunity for someone who is: First time ASTP attendee at ASTP Conference; Employed full time by an organisation that has at least one ASTP member Employed by an organisation must be located in EU or UK What is not not love about this opportunity? If you fit the criteria, and would like to be considered for this scholarship, download the application for here. To...
Continue reading
28 Nov

Digital Transformation – IP and Blockchain Technologies Event

Blockchain has for too long been associated solely with the digital currency Bitcoin.   But what is Blockchain technology? What makes Blockchain technology a disruptive innovation? What’s the impact of Blockchain technology on Intellectual Property and the protection of it? Blockchain ledgers create time-stamped records that cannot be retroactively altered. This makes them an ideal solution for proving when a given piece of work was first created and used. Such a system could eliminate doubts about who created a piece of IP, making it easier for creators to enforce their rights when instances of infringement occur. The impact of the underlying technology in the numerous Blockchain protocols is certain to have a tremendous bearing on how we do business in the future. Already, the...
Continue reading
23 Nov

Lisa Allebone

Lisa Allebone is a solicitor and partner at Anderson Law. Most of Lisa’s clients are universities particularly their technology transfer and research contracts groups, or are technology-based businesses, predominately in the life sciences sector. Since joining Anderson Law, Lisa has been on part-time secondments to four clients, the longest of which has now been running for over four years. Some of Lisa’s recent work includes: Setting up a spin-out company for a university client and drafting the suite of associated documentation, including assignment, revenue sharing agreement, licence agreement, and shareholders’ agreement; Drafting and assisting a university client to negotiate a high-value strategic collaboration agreement with a global pharmaceutical company in relation to a drug discovery programme; Advising a biotech client on several agreements in relation...
Continue reading