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Author: Noeleen O'Hara

19 Jun


Together with our partners at MedFIT and BioFIT, we have arranged a special discount for ASTP Members to both of these events. MedFIT is taking place in Lille, 25th & 26th June, and is your opportunity to connect with international key innovators in the MedTech, diagnostic and digital health sectors. In December, Marseille in France shall host the 8th edition of BioFIT. BioFIT has taken on a whole new dimension becoming the meeting point in Europe for tech transfer and for sourcing early-stage innovations stemming from public research institutions, academic spin-offs and emerging biotech companies. Together with big pharma, biotech and diagnostic companies, BioFIT operates as a platform to build partnerships for all public and private actors. BioFIT is also the...
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11 Jun

Advancing the Home Base

Ongoing changes in the scientific and political landscape require facilitators capable of enhancing and translating the impact of research on society. Our aim at ASTP is to improve the quality of the impact that public research has on the economy and society. In the 20 years since the founding of ASTP, the knowledge transfer landscape has evolved and continues to change at a dramatic pace. It is the role of ASTP to offer us, the knowledge transfer professionals, a home base and network across Europe in order to best fulfill our professional roles. Knowledge exchange between our members is core to our values: “for members by members” drives and shapes our momentum. We, therefore, rise to the challenge, offering even...
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7 Jun

UTILE Partnering Summit – 11 July 2019, London

UTILE is pleased to announce the UTILE Industry & Investor Partnering Summit London, where selected UTILE projects will have the opportunity to present to an audience and jury of Industry, Investors and innovation experts while also receiving expert guidance on: Intellectual Property strategies for research result valorisation Partnering and collaborating with industry partners Raising Venture Capital for start-up and growth companies The morning will feature workshops with presentations and interactive discussions on these topics, as well as networking to connect European funded health innovation projects and SMEs with experts from industry, venture capital, intellectual property, entrepreneurship and innovation. The afternoon will feature presentations of UTILE selected project managers and start-up CEOs to a panel of experts from industry, venture capital, IP and innovation who provide...
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6 Jun

4 Reasons to Patent: an interactive guide

ASTP is proud to have been one of the contributors to the 4ip Council's newest digital resource: 4 Reasons to Patent. This practical interactive web guide that aims to help innovative European businesses draw economic and strategic value from their patents.  The guide identifies four key benefits to patenting - market access, negotiating, funding and strategic value - and breaks these down simply into methods for value-creation with clickable case study links, quotes, and facts. “The legalese, the regulations and the sheer hard work involved in generating intellectual property rights can deter even the most ardent entrepreneur but the rewards of IP can be plentiful.  We have developed ‘4 Reasons to Patent’ to help innovative SMEs create, compete and expand,”  said Axel Ferrazzini, Managing Director...
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5 Jun


Hana Kosova has been involved in project and funds management and interactions between various types of organisations since her university studies. While still a student of law and linguistics at Charles University, and a freelance translator and interpreter, she joined the Czech-British team of Pre-Accession Funds with the Ministry of Regional Development.  Following her studies, she moved to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a professional diplomat dealing with EU funding and pre-accession negotiations. After 2004, when the accession process of the Czech Republic to EU finished and the exciting times calmed down,  Hana decided to follow the project management and funding route and accepted a post with United Nations Development Programme and helped to manage the Czech-UNDP Trust Fund which...
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5 Jun

ATTP Hits New Milestone: 500 RTTPs Worldwide!

ATTP (the Alliance of Technology Transfer Professional), this week reached a fantastic milestone of 500 Registered Technology Transfer Professionals (RTTP)  from 39 countries. ATTP was formed in March 2010 to: Maintain internationally recognised standards for the knowledge and technology transfer professional.   Award the RTTP designation to knowledge and technology professionals who demonstrate core competency and achievement in the field. Support national associations of KE/KT professionals to raise the caliber of their members through recognised programmes of professional development. Encourage training providers to deliver programs that comply with internationally recognised standards. As one of the founding members of ATTP, ASTP is delighted by the progress made over the last 9 years and congratulates the 500 RTTP for their dedication to their profession...
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28 May

It’s the new ASTP: A World of Knowledge Transfer

Today (22nd May 2019), twenty years after our foundation, we have released an updated brand identity, which includes a new logo, colours, and font. You’ll see the new look anywhere we are out in public, like our website, Facebook, and Twitter; very soon you’ll see it in all our products. We believe the new look better matches what we’ve become since 1999: A World of Knowledge Transfer. This new look is a step forward in shaping ASTP new for the future. In the true spirit of our organisation, where we work constantly with new challenges and drive change, we recognise that we embrace A World of Knowledge Transfer. We do not claim to represent all nations but rather it is a...
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23 May

ASTP Welcomes a New President: Martin Raditsch

Today (Wednesday 22 May, 2019) in Dublin, Ireland ASTP, Europe’s Premier association of knowledge transfer professionals elected a new President, Martin Raditsch. As CEO of Innovectis GmbH, the knowledge transfer company and 100% subsidiary of Goethe University Frankfurt, Martin brings 20 years’ experience in international business development, licensing and technology transfer in the pharma, med-tech, biotech and material sciences sector to the leadership of ASTP. Commenting on his election, Martin Raditsch said: “It is, of course, a great honour to be elected ASTP President, but I have accepted this role not for the honour, but as a volunteer representative of ASTP’s maxim; By Members for Members” “In the 20 years since the inception of ASTP, the knowledge transfer landscape has, and continues to change,...
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16 May

Falling Walls: Call for Nominations

Nominations for Falling Walls Venture 2019 are now open! Falling Walls Venture is a global platform for the most promising research-based start-ups nominated by academic institutions from across the world. They provide a stage for pioneering founders who have turned science into business, creating entrepreneurial solutions for today’s most pressing challenges. The fast-paced pitch event is part of the 2-day Falling Walls Conference. WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN? Win a trip to Falling Walls Venture in Berlin and pitch your start-up in front of a high-level jury (travel & accommodation stipend included for start-up presenters) Compete to present your company to 800 international decision-makers on the grand stage of the Falling Walls Conference Gain exclusive access to all Falling Walls events for your...
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