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4 Feb

LENS Colloquium: How neutrons contribute to mission-based research

The League of advanced European Neutron Sources and the Horizon 2020 project BrightnESS2,  invite you to the LENS Colloquium: How neutrons contribute to mission- based research. The event will be held on Tuesday, the 11th of February, in the reading room of the Bibliothèque Solvay in Brussels. The afternoon colloquium will be held in advance of the following day’s BrightnESS² Annual Meeting and General Assembly. The three-hour programme (LENS Colloquium 2020 programme) will include keynote speakers from the neutron science community and the European Commission. The short talks will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by the Commission’s Adam Tyson, Head of Research and Industrial Infrastructures at DG Research and Innovation. The programme closes with dinner at 19:00. The purpose of the...
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29 Jan

Knowledge Transfer Community Proposes New Measures for Impact in Horizon Europe

Brussels, 23 January 2020 Giancarlo Caratti, European Commission, DG JRC and ASTP President, Martin Raditsch The national leaders of Europe’s Knowledge Transfer community under the auspices of ASTP’s National Associations' Advisory Committee (NAAC) joined representatives from several Directorate-Generals of the European Commission (EC) at its Brussels Headquarters to discuss the Knowledge Economy and its Impact Hosted by Giancarlo Caratti, European Commission, DG JRC, the meeting opened with ASTP President Martin Raditsch, explaining the significance of the meeting: “This audience between ASTP and its NAAC with representatives from the European Commission provides us an opportunity to build a joint vision for the future of innovative collaborations between academia and industry” At a time when the European Commission is constructing its goals beyond...
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20 Jan

Tutech Training Offer

Tutech Innovation GmbH was founded in 1992 as the technology transfer institute for the Hamburg University of Technology. They are offering services regarding participation in EU funded programmes especially for publicly funded universities and SMEs.   There are four courses scheduled for the coming months, is there something here for you? How to develop a strategic plan for funding your research Wednesday, 18 March 2020 09:00 - 16:30 This workshop explores the concept of strategy in the research context. It will also help to avoid the trap of letting funding dictate the research focus which leads to a fragmented track record. Workshop presenter: Thomas Koch Fee: 500,- Euro plus VAT ReMaT Research management training for early-career researchers Thursday, 23 & Friday, 24 April 2020 09:00—16:30 ReMaT introduces participants into...
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16 Jan

Knowledge Economy and its Impact

On January 23, 2020, ASTP and the Joint Research Council (JRC) are bringing together key representatives from within the European Commission to meet and discuss two key themes with the community of KT practitioners represented by ASTP. The meeting will be live-streamed from 9:30 am on January 23rd, 2020. You can access the meeting here The first theme will focus on sharing the results of the most recent joint project with the JRC, while the second will identify topics for further direct collaboration with the EC, highlighting several other initiatives driven by these national and pan-European communities. One of the challenges this data collection initiative faces the heterogeneous response rates from one country to the other. To improve representativeness and tap into the potential of...
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14 Jan

Join the 2020 Annual Conference | 27-29 May | Lisbon

[fusion_text]Key Trends in Knowledge Transfer: ASTP’s Annual Conference Year on year, ASTP’s Annual Conference grows in stature, influence and popularity. As the primary opportunity for Europe’s knowledge transfer community to connect, ASTP’s conference delivers more opportunities to more professionals year on year, and 2020 will be bigger (and better) than ever. Under the theme: Key Trends in Knowledge Transfer the conference will welcome KT’s key influencers as keynote speakers, a wide range of services providers actively supporting KT professionals, and policymakers willing to listen to your experiences. Explore the programme here The meeting will take place in Lisbon’s beautiful Altis Grand Hotel, slap-bang in the centre of the city and at the height of Spring.  We have designed the programme and chosen the location...
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9 Nov

Utile: Newsletter #5

The 5th UTILE project newsletter is now available! In this newsletter, UTILE presents one of the successful technology offer present in the UTILE marketplace: the MailPan® Device! MailPan® is a bio-artificial pancreas developed to fight current unmet medical needs of diabetic patients with huge market potential. The company needs help for co-financing the development of its products towards clinical trials in the Diabetes field. Read more here. Moreover, the UTILE partners are proud to announce that the UTILE business coaching programme has already made 10 matches between coaches and high potential innovations from previously funded FP7 and H2020 projects. The programme includes one or more individual coaching sessions with international experts where the projects can address specific business challenges or questions they currently encounter or have....
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14 Oct

European Commission’s IP Booster: deadline mid-February

The European Commission’s IP Booster: Smart, expert IP advice for public research organisations The European Commission is funding a service to provide specialised, professional IP advice to European Universities and Public Research Organisations. Are you: Generating high-quality research, and eager to improve its impact on the market? Trying to better address IP issues associated with commercialisation? Searching for experts who can help you develop a successful intellectual property strategy? The European Commission’s IP Booster is a free service designed to help you address these challenges. Our carefully selected IP, technology and business strategy experts can examine your research and guide your teams to develop the best intellectual property strategies for your organisation. We can help you: Determine what type and what amount of...
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9 Oct

SSHA SIG Meeting: Beyond Training in SSHA knowledge transfer

The ASTP Special Interest Group for SSHA is a group of ASTP members with a special interest in the topic who meet regularly to interrogate the issues around knowledge transfer in the field of Social Sciences Humanities and the Arts. The next SIG meeting is planned for 6 December 2019 at The Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria. The forthcoming meeting will investigate a step-by-step approach to develop knowledge exchange capacities for TTOs and SSHA academics. Knowledge exchange from Social Sciences, Humanities, and the Arts (SSHA) is a topic of growing relevance, Europe wide. The issue is, that even experienced Technology and Knowledge Transfer Officers are tapping into a new area of their profession. Patents do not play a meaningful role, transfer partners in...
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23 Sep

Member in Focus 2: Fazilet Vardar-Sukan

Dr. Fazilet Vardar-Sukan represents USIMP, the National Organisation of Turkey, as its Vice-President. She is the Director of SUNUM Nanotechnology Research Center at Sabanci University. She is RTTP, with 20 years of experience as KTO.  She is a pioneer in the field in Turkey and is the holder of 1989 Turkish Scientific and Technological Council Incentive award in Bioengineering. She was the Director of Ege University Technology Transfer Office and Coordinator of Enterprise Europe Network-Izmir and the founding head of the Bioengineering Department at Ege University and was the head of Department between 2000-2017. Her skills and expertise as a technology Transfer professional are internationally recognised, endorsed through her RTTP Certificate and EuKTS Grandfather Certificate. She is also the vice president of...
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19 Sep

Member in Focus 1: 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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