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INSPIRING SPEAKERS | TRANSFERRING KNOWLEDGE

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 Programme schedule


NAAC MEETING
NAAC MEETING

NAAC MEETING

  13:30 - 15:30
  

This is the bi-annual meeting of ASTP’s National Association Advisory Council (NAAC). Chaired by Vice President for the NAAC Santiago Romo Urroz, the invited representatives of each national association will discuss the most pressing issues facing the sector including a discussion on 5% Proof of Concept proposal.

MASTERCLASS
MASTERCLASS

BUILDING EFFECTIVE MULTI – STAKEHOLDER COLLABORATIONS

  13:30 - 15:30
  

This session will explore the interpersonal aspects of partnership building and common issues many people encounter when seeking to build internal and external collaborations with different stakeholders. Drawing upon the learning of the Partnership Brokers Association, it will look at the partnership lifecycle with a focus on partnership creation and explore techniques for building trust and transparency to achieve more fruitful and sustainable collaborations. Role plays will be use to illustrate key themes.

KT CLINIC
KT CLINIC

KT CLINIC : ASK THE EXPERT… EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT TT PROBLEMS BUT DIDN’T DARE TO ASK…

  13:30 - 15:30
  

KT Clinic : Ask the expert… everything you wanted to know about TT problems but didn’t dare to ask…

Knowledge transfer is a varied and rarely repetitive job. One of which you may say that we never stop learning. The case you are struggling with in your office today might have been solved by some other European colleague. Are you a junior professional or a KT Manager operating in a small TTO? This session is the right place to find seasoned experts from long established TTOs that will try to answer your questions and help solve your everyday challenges or critical cases.

LEIDEN CITY TOUR
LEIDEN CITY TOUR

LEIDEN CITY TOUR

  16:00 - 18:00
  

During the Dutch Golden Age, Leiden was the Dutch Republic’s second city. On this walking tour of the city centre you will tread in the footsteps of its most famous son, Rembrandt van Rijn and learn much about the rich history of this small beautiful place. A university city since 1575, Leiden has been one of Europe's most prominent scientific centres for more than four centuries. On the tour, you will hear about the city’s history of tolerance and how it welcomed, amongst others, the English Dissenters who went on to be America’s Pilgrim Fathers. On this tour, you will have the opportunity to wander the cobbled streets and view the canals which decorate this stunning city.

The tour will end at the Fall Meeting’s Welcome Reception.

WELCOME RECEPTION
WELCOME RECEPTION

WELCOME RECEPTION

  18:00 - 19:30
  Location: Leiden City Hall

The Welcome Reception is a great opportunity to meet all the Fall Meeting’s speakers and participants. Enjoy some nibbles and bubbles, meet the ASTP Board and volunteers before you head off to explore the city’s restaurants with friends and colleagues.

Registration desk will also be open during the Welcome Reception for you to collect your badge.

DIRECTORS’ DINNER
DIRECTORS’ DINNER

DIRECTORS’ DINNER

  19:30 – 22:00
  

If you are the Director of a KTO or a senior industrialist responsible for academic partnering, you are welcome to attend this intimate dinner to connect with your peers from across Europe. Great partnerships, deals and friendship are here to be made!

REGISTRATION DESK OPEN
REGISTRATION DESK OPEN

REGISTRATION DESK OPEN

  08:45
  

Participants can collect their badges and programmes from the ASTP desk.

OPENING PLENARY
OPENING PLENARY

OPENING PLENARY SESSION

  09:00 - 10:30
  

Welcome to Leiden

Martin Raditsch, President, ASTP

Opening Plenary

TT “Tweets”: best practice across Europe

Although facing common challenges, every TTO develops different strengths depending on their strategic goals and local ecosystems. This Opening Plenary will be an opportunity to learn from the experiences and examples of your peers from across Europe. Hear working examples of how other TT offices manage interaction with SMEs; develop successful partnerships with large companies; match institutional developments with the local innovation ecosystem; promote student entrepreneurship and effectively involve researchers.

Speakers:

Partnership with big companies - Marta Catarino, Director Technology Transfer Office, TecMinho, Portugal

Regional development - Rick Delbridge, Dean of Research, Innovation and Enterprise, Cardiff University, UK

Working with researchers - Ingrid Kelly Spillmann, Technology Transfer Manager, Institute of Science and Technology, Austria

Student entrepreneurship - Elizabeth Adams, Researcher Development Manager, Research, Strategy and Innovation Office, University of Glasgow, UK

Interaction with SMEs – Špela Stres, Head of Technology and Innovation Transfer Centre, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia

Moderator:

Martin Raditsch

WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP: INTERNAL CUSTOMER SURVEYS

  11:00 - 12:30
  

Track I: Communication

Internal Customer Surveys

All of us rely on researchers who are satisfied with the services provided by our offices. We need them to return to us with invention disclosures regardless of whether they have been turned down previously, been disappointed with the development of previous inventions, or have been through a lengthy and complicated route to commercialisation. The researcher is king and we, as KTOs, need to make sure that our services match expectations and needs. Some of us also rely heavily on good relationships with heads of departments and deans; they are often very important allies when we deal with complicated issues. It might therefore be a good idea, if not essential, to take the temperature occasionally among our customer groups. In this workshop we will look at the different ways this can be done: the types of questions we need to ask and how often; which format will provide the most relevant and useful feedback to help us improve, develop and maintain a happy client base.

WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP: MANAGING POST-DEAL RELATIONSHIPS

  11:00 - 12:30
  

Track II: Day-to-Day Practice

Managing Post-Deal Relationships

It is tempting for the License Manager to kick back and relax once the last signature is placed on a license agreement. This is not however the case; it is time for other parts of the work to commence. According to the provisions of the agreement there are activity and financial reports to be delivered by the licensee and hopefully license fees to be paid. Licensees can tend to "forget" these duties, but they in fact require a strong process of control by the licensor.

In this workshop, the role and setup of the controlling unit, which takes over this task, shall be discussed. Different models are possible according to the size of the license portfolio and according to the specific internal organisation.

Facilitator:

Michaël Smets, Finance and Administrator Manager, KU Leuven Research and Development, Belgium

WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP: INNOVATION AND PRIVACY: THE GDPR “DIMENSION” IN MANAGING RESEARCH DATA

  11:00 - 12:30
  

Track III: New Challenges

Innovation and Privacy: the GDPR “dimension” in managing research data

In the research valorisation process it is not uncommon to experience the interference of privacy issues. GDPR, which seeks to reconcile the often-competing values of privacy and innovation, came into force more than one year ago. We can now start collecting and sharing experiences among the knowledge transfer professionals. This workshop will be an opportunity to dive into the implications of GDPR on research, with particular reference to informed consent and data transfer.

Facilitator:

Malcolm Bain, Partner, Across Legal, Spain

WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP: IMPACT CASE STUDY WRITING

  13:30 - 15:00
  

Track I: Communication

Impact Case Study Writing

It is increasingly important to convey the impact of our work to the outside world and to our stakeholders. Complicated science must often be translated into compelling stories or soft science communicated to help stakeholders understand the range of impacts created through knowledge transfer activities. Our British colleagues have ample experience in writing concise case studies. This experience has been developed over the years in relation to the Research Exercise Framework (REF). In this workshop we will look at the techniques in which of our activities can be conveyed in a compelling and relevant manner.

Facilitator:

Amanda Zeffman, Head of Consultancy Services, Cambridge Enterprise Limited, University of Cambridge

WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP: RESEARCH HOSPITALS’ CONTRIBUTION TO KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER IN THE LIFE SCIENCES

  13:30 - 15:00
  

Track II: Day-to-Day Practice

Research Hospitals’ Contribution to Knowledge Transfer in the Life Sciences

Research hospitals provide training to students in resource-rich, collaborative environments dedicated to scientific discovery. They are also more and more involved in knowledge transfer, often in collaboration with their partner universities. What practices are best for a successful collaboration between universities and research hospitals? Also, despite the potential for contributing to life-science innovation, hospitals seem to attract less attention from targeted national programmes supporting KT. How are the Member States through their Ministries and KT associations helping research hospitals translate scientific/clinical excellences into new biomedical technologies for societal use? Is knowledge transfer from research hospitals visible in KT assessments?

This session will give participants the opportunity to share experience in the strategic area of innovation: “from bench to bed”.

Facilitator:

Laura Spinardi , Direzione Scientifica, Technology Transfer Office Manager, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Italy

WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP

  13:30 - 15:00
  

Track III: New Challenges

WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP: PUBLISHING TT EXPERIENCES

  15:30-17:00
  

Track I: Communication

Publishing TT Experiences

How does one go about publishing technology transfer thoughts and experiences in peer reviewed journals? Articles about our profession are often published but often by researchers without hands-on experience. While these articles are often very interesting, we rarely see articles published by KT colleagues. This workshop will look at the best way to address this, and what should be considered when sharing thoughts, experiences and challenges in relevant journals.

Facilitators:

Christian Stein, CEO, Ascenion GmbH, Germany

Tom Hockaday, Independent Consultant, Technology Transfer Innovation, UK

WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP: RELATIONSHIPS WITH VENTURE CAPITALISTS

  15:30 - 17:00
  

Track II: Day-to-Day Practice

Relationships with Venture Capitalists

Venture Capitalists can be both a blessing and a potential nightmare for the tech transfer office. On one hand they are driving the business of spin-offs and are thus a blessing, while on the other hand a potential nightmare for tech transfer office. In the course of license negotiations with spin-offs the wishes of the VCs are very often expressed, while the inexperienced company founders often transport the VC's demands to the TT offices 1:1. Sometimes this comes along with the remark that the deal will be cancelled if you do not respond.

Usually the TT office absolutely wants a deal, but there are limits that cannot be crossed. In this workshop, this dilemma will be highlighted with exchanges from different points of view from the worlds of finance and academia.

WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP:BLOCKCHAIN AND IP

  15:30 - 17:00
  

Track III: New Challenges

Blockchain and IP

In recent years novel technologies have emerged that are difficult to put into traditional patenting. Patent offices have until now been struggling to develop a clear practice. Nevertheless TT offices have to deal with them.

In this workshop, the possibilities and opportunities for patenting Blockchain and IP technology will be discussed and exercised.

Facilitator:

Claudia Schwarz, European Patent Attorney, Patentanwälte Schwarz & Baldus, Germany

FALL MEETING DINNER
FALL MEETING DINNER

FALL MEETING DINNER

  19:00 - 22:00
  

All the participants and speakers will come together for the Fall Meeting dinner.

PLENARY SESSION
PLENARY SESSION

PLENARY SESSION

  09:00 - 10:30
  

Open Innovation Eco-systems

This plenary session will focus on the role of the university or research institute and its KTO / TTO within the local eco-system. By using different best practices from universities, and their strategic partners, we will discuss the rationale behind these relationships: what it takes to get there; the do’s and don’ts when it comes to building and maintaining a role in the regional Open Innovation eco-system.

Within the session, we shall discuss and examine building strategic collaborations, co-creation and open innovation partnerships, strategic consortia, physical and virtual campuses; setting up, financing and exploiting shared facilities.

Speaker:

Wim Bens, CEO Maastricht University Holding, the Netherlands

WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP: PhD KT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARENESS PACKAGE

  11:00 - 12:30
  

Track I: Communication

PhD KT and Entrepreneurship Awareness Package

Higher education institutions have changed and now produce more PhDs and postdocs than in the past. Meanwhile, knowledge transfer activities are been mainly targeted to senior scientist. It is known that later in their careers, about 80% of postdocs take up roles in industry, entrepreneurship, the public and third sectors. It is therefore essential, in order for them to optimise their career potential, that industry and other sectors are prepared with both scientific and business skills. In addition, if PhD students are already engaged in KT activities, the universities’ outreach benefits society and the economy enormously.

This workshop will discuss existing best practices and develop KT and entrepreneurship awareness packages for the next generation of scientists.

Facilitator:

Elizabeth Adams, Researcher Development Manager, Research, Strategy and Innovation Office, University of Glasgow, UK

WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP: MARKETING TECHNOLOGIES

  11:00 - 12:30
  

Track II: Day-to-Day Practice

Marketing Technologies

We need to communicate in a compelling way to find potential licensees. How can we best identify target companies and individuals within these companies to engage with? How do we get their attention and stimulate their interest? How do we persuade them to licence our technologies? How can we use LinkedIn, Twitter and other social media channels to have the impact we want? Participants are encouraged to bring along a technology summary, to practice writing press releases, LinkedIn and Twitter posts in order to receive feedback. We shall also share best practices in using market intelligence to find better targets and develop more compelling content.

Facilitator:

Tom Flanagan, Director of Enterprise and Commercialisation, UCD Research and Innovation, Ireland

WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP: COMMERCIALISING SSHA RESEARCH

  11:00 - 12:30
  

Track III: New Challenges

Commercialising SSHA Research

Facilitator:

Marc Sedam, Associate Vice Provost for Innovation and New Ventures, Managing Director, UNHInnovation, University of New Hampshire, USA

Mark Mann, Senior Licensing and Ventures Manager, Oxford University Innovation, UK

FINAL PLENARY
FINAL PLENARY

FINAL PLENARY

  13:30 - 15:00
  

Who are We? The Meaning of KT Life

Who are we? What is our role? Do we have several roles? Is a KTO merely a service to the research community? Is the KTO the guardian of university IP? or is it both? Who is our main university stakeholder? Is it the university management, deans, heads of departments, researchers? Is it all of them? Are our real customers external companies? No wonder that we often feel schizophrenic.

Picking up from the opening plenary during the Annual Conference in Dublin where Alison Campbell of Knowledge Transfer Ireland introduced some of these questions in a very humorous way, we will revisit and look more deeply at the issues which she addressed. If we are not clear who we are or why we are here; then how can we actually do the job that we are here to do?

Confused? You won’t be after this episode of “Who are We? The Meaning of KT Life”.

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Venue location

Fletcher Wellness-Hotel Leiden, Bargelaan 180, 2333 CW Leiden


Hotels


Flecther Wellness-Hotel Leiden ****
Price per single room (per night): €135,00

Flecther Wellness-Hotel Leiden ****

Bargelaan 180
2333 CW Leiden
Netherlands
CONFERENCE VENUE

Booking Information: To book at the Flecther Wellness-Hotel Leiden, click HERE and download the Booking Form.

Fill one form for each attendee and send the form to banquetsales@wellnesshotelleiden.nl.

Tulip Inn Leiden Centre ***
Price per single room (per night): €109.00

Tulip Inn Leiden Centre ***

Schipholweg 3,
2316 XB Leiden,
Netherlands

Booking Information: Please call the hotel directly and mention ASTP, or e-mail reservations@goldentulipleidencentre.nl and add “ASTP Reservation Number: 263006” as a subject heading.

Ibis Leiden Centre ***
Price per single room (per night): €104.00

Ibis Leiden Centre ***

Stationsplein 240-242
2312 AR Leiden
Netherlands

Booking Information:
Please call the hotel directly (+31 (0)71 516 00 02) and mention ASTP, or e-mail H8087-RE@accor.com and mention ASTP in subject heading.

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  • DATE

    6-8 November 2019
  • LOCATION

    Leiden, Netherlands
  • SESSIONS

    14+
  • SPEAKERS

    20+