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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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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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