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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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15 Apr

Developing University Centres for Sustained Engagement and Impact: Models and Strategies

Queen’s University, Belfast, 14 June 2019 University of Bristol, Bristol, 17 June 2019 Universities increasingly face demands to generate new research income, deliver impactful research and engage important constituencies in their city-region and beyond. Centres and institutes are one way to address this need, but in many cases they must be self-supporting. How can centres be innovative, deliver real-world benefits, serve multiple constituencies, and sustain their work? This one-day event (in two locations: Belfast or Bristol) offers answers from four centres—two in the UK, two in the US—who have developed different models for success working across a range of disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Collectively they have managed over a thousand projects.  They each have found ways to connect their...
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12 Apr

Understanding Injunctions in European Patent Law : webinar

Join 4iP Council's webinar on injunctions to discuss whether there is a need to adapt statutory provisions in order to guarantee proportionality of decisions on injunctions in Germany. The webinar presents the legal bases for the current discussion on proportionality within TRIPS, European law as well as in selected European jurisdictions, focusing on Germany. It provides an outlook on whether the demand for legislative action is justified. The webinar takes place on Tuesday 14 May 2019 from 16.00-17.00 CET, and is hosted by Prof. Dr. Lea Tochtermann. Book your place here...
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12 Apr

The EU-Health Innovation Marketplace: facilitating valorization of project results

Read the latest news and find out about the UTILE project in this extensive article published in Impact-The leading Free & Open Access Science Report.  Download here (pdf) The EU-Health Innovation Marketplace, UTILE, an online community where Innovation Providers (like research centres, universities and research groups) and Innovation Developers (like big pharma and biotech companies) can meet each other. Through an inventory of best practices and by implementing and promoting this Marketplace, UTILE will foster the sustainable exploitation of current and future Health project outcomes, gather data from the demand and supply sides, and encourage and promote dialog and collaboration.  ...
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12 Apr

LifeArc – AUTM Technology Transfer Fellowship

The LifeArc-AUTM Fellows programme is a one-year technology transfer training fellowship that run in partnership with the AUTM Foundation. This programme equips academic life scientists, at the graduate or post-doctoral level, with the skills and knowledge to transition into careers in technology transfer through a curriculum that combines formal training with networking, mentoring and practical experience in the field. Apply now for the LifeArc-AUTM Fellows Programme Fellows are expected to commit to time outside of their current positions and will be sponsored to attend two major AUTM meetings in the US and one in Europe. Where possible, assistance will be provided to secure an eight-week internship in a technology transfer office. Package of benefits for LifeArc-AUTM Fellows •Expert mentor assigned to each participant •Two-year AUTM...
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12 Apr

University of Bologna offer to Train your Staff

STAFF TRAINING WEEK 2019: 7 - 11 October 2019 | Bologna, Italy From Technology Transfer to Third Mission: strategies, organisational models and tools The training is intended to explore collaborative University-Industry relationships, both from a political and administrative point of view, their role for future opportunities in industrial innovation, and their impact for business growth. The course is addressed to University Officers and Managers expert in Technology Transfer, Knowledge Transfer, Entrepreneurship, Spin-Off, Start-Ups or those involved in various ways in University-Industry collaborations. The program will provide a stimulating and interactive opportunity to: - network with colleagues from partner universities - discuss about different methodologies and approaches - share practices through case studies and poster sessions Attendance is free of charge. Learn more here, including details of Erasmus+ Mobility...
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12 Mar

2019 Fall Meeting: Call for Proposal Open

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 acknowledgment 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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