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19 Sep

Member in Focus: Shiva Loccisano

Shiva Loccisano is Head of Technology Transfer, Politecnico di Torino, board member for Netval (the Italian National Association of KT professionals) and Netval’s representative on ASTP’s National Association Advisory Council (NAAC). When recently interviewed for the NAAC Newsletter about his commitment to ASTP and the NAAC, Shiva said, "I joined ASTP activities many years ago and immediately felt how important it was to interact, exchange knowledge and also benchmark with international peers.” An ASTP member since 2012, and Netval’s rep on the NAAC Board for the last three years, Shiva described the value of working with ASTP,  “As a Board Member in Netval, I pushed a lot to strengthen our institutional relationship with ASTP, in order to enlarge the number of Italian...
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18 Jul

2019 Fall Meeting: come join the fun!

ASTP’s Fall Meeting is increasingly becoming one of Europe’s go-to events for KT professionals wishing to develop their knowledge and expand their networks. Held in easy-to-reach Leiden, a short train ride from Schiphol airport, the Netherlands, the Fall Meeting is an intimate workshop-based event concentrating on mutual learning, knowledge sharing, and career development. The programme delivers substantial insights to the most pressing KT issues and offers a platform for all attendees to learn, share and brainstorm with experts and peers from across Europe. From a free Masterclass of Partnership Building to a workshop on Managing Post-Deal Relationships; there are many things for everyone; a junior professional, an office manager or a KT office director. As John Gleeson of the University of Limerick, Ireland said...
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19 Jun


Together with our partners at BioFIT, we have arranged a special discount for ASTP Members to both of these events. 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 European marketplace for pre-seed, seed and Series A investment in Life Sciences. To receive your member's discount to these events, contact HQ:
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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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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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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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