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12 Mar

2019 Fall Meeting: Call for Proposal

Over the last few years ASTP's Fall Meeting has grown organically into a forum where participants share their knowledge and experiences with their peers. In this encouraging and creative atmosphere many great ideas have been born and solid networks grown. Year on year, participants at this smaller meeting have engaged with their peers in a deeper way; networking is easier in an event of 100+ people, and the workshop style of many presentations has encouraged the can-do attitude for which KT professionals are famous. This year, in acknowledgement of many requests from the participants, we have decided to hand the agenda for the meeting over to the community, hence the theme: Your World of Knowledge Transfer. Do you have an idea for a...
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20 Feb

Get Ready for 2019 Annual Conference

This year, ASTP heads west to Dublin for the 20th Annual Conference: May 21-23, 2019. Situated in the leafy northern suburb of Ballsbridge, the conference guarantees to be the hottest ticket for knowledge transfer professionals in Europe this year. Over the last 19 years, ASTP conferences have united hundreds of KT professionals from across the world for days of learning and networking. But our conferences reach well beyond KT professionals attracting major stakeholders from industry, SMEs, finance and government. This year’s theme: Creating Value through Knowledge, is in many ways the resolution of ASTP and all KTOs. It epitomises our work and ambitions, and during our days together it will be the principal driving us to expand our knowledge, deepen our connections...
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12 Feb

European Commission Launches IP Booster

The European Commission has funded a new service to provide specialised, professional IP advice to European Universities and Public Research Organisations. The IP Booster is a free service, designed to help you generate a better and more efficient IP strategy. With carefully selected IP, technology and business strategy experts, IP Booster examines your research and guides your teams to develop the best and most suitable intellectual property strategy for your organisation, at no cost to you and fully supported by the European Commission. What IP Booster can do for your organisation? Determine what type and what amount of IP protection you need for your project’s intellectual assets, and whether you need to acquire rights to third party IPRs Design a patent landscape...
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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...
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9 Jan

Claim your ’15 Minutes of Fame’: Dublin 2019

During each Annual Conference we offer participants from the KTO landscape and opportunity to reach out to the community during the Knowledge Stock Exchange (KSE). Split into three distinctive parts: Marketplace, Initiative Sharing and Ecosystem Insights this is an opportunity for you to share your successes, dilemmas or seek out partners for among the 400 guests from over 40 countries. Over the years, participants in the KSE have shared a myriad of ideas and initiatives. From Canada to Catalonia, KTO offices have felt the benefit from this free speaking lot at ASTP's conference. This year in Dublin is no different. There are only a couple of speaking slot available at this time; so seize the day and the 15 minutes of fame. Apply here...
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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...
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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...
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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. Altogether, 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 love about this opportunity? If you fit the criteria, and would like to be considered for this scholarship, download the application for here. To be included...
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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...
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30 Oct

Meet the Dutch Life Sciences community on November 29

´The next wave of innovation for patients´ The Dutch Life Sciences conference brings together creative entrepreneurs and expert investors. It's the opportunity for top life scientists to find the business partners they need to realize their ambitions. Want to know what the sector's next big success story is going to be? It's a story you could be part of! November 29 is your opportunity to rub shoulders with the sector's movers and shakers at the Dutch Life Sciences Conference, hosted by the Leiden Bio Science Park at Corpus Congress Center in Oegstgeest, the Netherlands. The conference proudly present keynote speakers Edward Willems, Managing director at Ginward (Asia) Pte. Ltd. How the Life Sciences Growth Fund from Asia invests and supports European companies. Two Dutch companies...
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