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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

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 headquarters@astp-proton.eu...
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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. 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...
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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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17 Oct

European Women Angel Investment Forum

Meet the leading women angels and networks from around Europe that work to stimulate female investment. On November 15, Business Angels Europe is organising two intensive workshops for the WA4E partners and their women angels. Panellists from different European countries will dive into the motivation, incentives and inspiration of women angels. In the evening, at the ministry of Digital Affairs in Paris, Femmes Business Angels opens their Winday event to Europe. In two round-tables with the leading voices from French and European Women Angels, we explore the challenges, inspiration and journey ahead. Check out the programme Register here...
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17 Oct

Behind the scenes at ETH, Zurich

A busy schedule awaited the ASTP-Proton members who came to Zurich for a visit of ETH transfer, the technology transfer office at ETH Zurich. The multi-national delegation received a warm welcome by Silke Meyns, Head of the Patent and Licensing Group at ETH Zurich and member of ASTP-Proton’s Programming Committee. Silvio Bonaccio, Head of ETH transfer, gave an overview on the technology transfer activities of his unit pointing out that “exploit(ing) their research findings” is part of the Federal Act on the Federal Institutes of Technology, to which ETH Zurich belongs. The importance of this assignment is reflected by the direct attachment of ETH transfer to the executive board of the school. The research contract group of ETH transfer, led by Andreas...
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17 Oct

Challenges resulting from recent case-law on confidentiality of FRAND agreements’

'Challenges resulting from recent case-law on confidentiality of FRAND agreements' webinar organised by 4iP Council. SIGN UP NOW for a webinar organised by 4iP Council on 'Challenges resulting from recent case-law on confidentiality of FRAND agreements' presented by Prof. Dr. Peter George Picht LL.M. This webinar offers you: a timely update on SEP/FRAND case law; an overview on the most important court decisions; a better understanding of confidentiality issues and the chance to address your questions to an expert. PLACES LIMITED. Register here ...
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