Face to face training courses are back!

Face to face training courses are back!
Three concurrent courses
One beautiful Spanish beach-side hotel
Limited places, book now and join us for some seaside learning
Marketing and business development
29th June – 1st July 2022 | Sitges, Spain
Most knowledge transfer courses assume that the partner is already identified and concentrate on the ‘technical’ aspects of structuring a robust deal. However, the more difficult and time-consuming part of process is finding a partner and generating commitment and enthusiasm to the point where they want to invest in the relationship and do the deal. Using a series of case studies and reflections from experienced practitioners, this course develops frameworks and tools that can be widely used to develop new research and licensing collaborations and structure those relationships in a way that benefits and aligns the motivation of both parties.
Negotiation skills for KTOs
29th June – 1st July 2022 | Sitges, Spain 


The interactive workshops include two negotiation simulations and various case studies based on the real-life experience of the trainers. The participants will have the opportunity to assess their negotiation style and will receive feedback on how effective they are at the negotiation table.

Register here

Software specific challenges in technology transfer
29th June – 1st July 2022 | Sitges, Spain

During this three-day course you will dive into the software-specific challenges in technology transfer. Kicking off with an overview of inventions, patents, licenses, and business concepts that are related to software. 

The challenges of software and which factors to be aware of when considering the basics will also be addressed, in addition to less-familiar forms of IP protection. Other points for discussion are big data, marketing channels, and software-based spin-offs.

The course is highly interactive, including exercises and case studies.

Register here

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ASTP-European Forum | May 2022

ASTP-European Forum | Spring 2022
10 May 2022 | 9:30 – 13:00 CEST

Building on the momentum of two successful meetings between the European Commission and ASTP, we welcome you to join this latest discussion as we forge even greater links between the ASTP community and the Commission.

Topics include: 

  • Technology transfer and spin-out creation: the experience of the European Research Council
  • Technology Transfer and Commercialisation for the European Green Deal
  • Code of Practice for the smart use of IP

This webinar is free and open to all. Share this invitation with your networks!

Register here

3 Tea with ASTP webinars this month

Key success factors for technology transfer 
1st March 2022 17:00 – 18:00 CET | Online

Jon Wulff Petersen will kick-off with reflections on the work of the European project ProgressTT, on the key success factors (KSF’s) for technology transfer, and particularly the role of the research institution’s management and the TTO office. The discussion will then move on to your experiences with these KSF’s.

Join, share experiences, and learn together.

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The Three Dimensions of Entrepreneurship
15th March 2022 16:00 – 17:00 CET | Online

Three Dimensions of Entrepreneurship, co-author Professor Russell Smith, will discuss three frameworks of enterprise, environment, and entropy that now comprise what has become known as the ‘New Standard Model’ for business.

Register here for insights into this new approach that is now included in the Master in Technology-based Entrepreneurship taught at the University of Malta, and the associated assessment tools that form the basis of their validated mentoring programme at the TAKEOFF incubator within the university.

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Transitioning to knowledge valorisation
29th March 2022 17:00 – 18:00 CET | Online

In response to the changing global innovation landscape, the ERA Forum for transition has been implementing a comprehensive plan to increase Europe’s competitiveness.

The drafting of the European Guiding principles for Knowledge Valorisation and related codes of practice was called on to update the 2008 Commission Recommendation on the management of intellectual property.

This webinar will give you the vision of a more competitive Europe that called for the new set of knowledge valorisation principles and how these principles can bring a change to the European innovation ecosystem.

Register Here

Tea with ASTP | Creating Successful Collaborations

Creating successful collaborations
1st February 2022 | 17:00 – 18:00 CET

Jeff Skinner, London Business School, UK
Christophe Haunold, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
The University TT ‘industry’ bangs on about licensing and spin-out creation, but industry research collaboration is generally a far more effective – and ubiquitous – form of knowledge transfer.

However, businesses often find dealing with universities to be a complete pain, introducing irritating frictions into what should be a relatively straightforward transaction. This happens in part because we’re trying to anticipate what the outputs will be (especially in the form of entangled foreground IP) but also because of convoluted decision-making processes and communication within our own institutions. Some larger businesses have got used to this but the smaller ones and those who we’re working with for the first time are left bewildered and frustrated.

We’re not going to solve the world’s ills in a single session. But we can hold a mirror up to ourselves and maybe identify where we need to apply make-up or target reconstructive surgery.

Open to all
Free for members

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ASTP – Limited Places Left | Creating Successful Spin-outs

Creating Successful Spin-outs
24th – 26th January 2022 | Online

This course is for experienced technology transfer managers whose portfolios includes expertise technologies, that may be best commercialised in a spin-out company. We explore what sort of technologies are best commercialised in this way, and the role of TT managers in setting the initial business strategy. The course is interactive, you will learn through case studies and role play facilitated by those who have been actively involved in building, financing and managing successful university spin-outs.

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Izobraževalni program WIPO – International Patent Drafting Training Program

Spoštovani člani Združenja SI-TT

Posredujemo vam prejeto informacijo o novem izobraževalnem programu ”WIPO International Patent Drafting Training Program” pod okriljem Svetovne organizacije za intelektualno lastnino (WIPO) in Mednarodne zveze odvetnikov za intelektualno lastnino (FICPI). Program bo potekal od 20. marca do 30. novembra 2022, preko svetovnega spleta in v živo na sedežu WIPO v Ženevi, Švica. WIPO trenutno zbira prijave, rok za prijavo pa je 31. 1. 2022.

WIPO organizira predstavitve programa, ki bodo potekale:

Session # Date & Time Register here
Information Session 1 Thursday, December 9, 2021 (11am to 11:40am CET) https://wipo-int.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-I27TUJATAmrr3Q_HTpgKg
Information Session 2 Tuesday, December 14, 2021 (9am to 9:40am CET) https://wipo-int.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZDOpozGySVujmsCnKu45Ug
Information Session 3 Thursday, January 6, 2021 (4pm to 4:40pm CET) https://wipo-int.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pYklFti2Sd-vN8vX9-GT8A

Pogoji za udeležbo in druge informacije so na voljo na spletni strani WIPO: WIPO International Patent Drafting Training Program

 Želimo vam lep zaključek tedna in vas lepo pozdravljamo,

[Zdruzenje.si-tt] Vprašalnik o intelektualni lastnini v podjetjih in raziskovalnih organizacijah

Spoštovani člani Združenja SI-TT,

V okviru projekta CRP2021* izvajamo analizo kritičnih točk prenosa intelektualne lastnine in vas vljudno naprošamo za izpolnitev anonimnega vprašalnika na spodnji povezavi. Izpolnjevanje vam bo vzelo približno 10 minut.

Povezava do vprašalnika: Kritične točke prenosa intelektualne lastnine za podjetja in raziskovalne organizacije

Prosimo za vaša osebna mnenja/stališča/izkušnje – izpolnite po najboljših močeh in skladno s svojim razumevanjem. Napačnih odgovorov ni. Odzive zbiramo do ponedeljka, 22. novembra 2021.

Za vašo pomoč se vam zahvaljujemo že vnaprej.

Z lepimi pozdravi,
Levin Pal, sekretar Združenja SITT

*CRP2021: Ciljni Raziskovalni Program v letu 2021, sofinanciran s strani ARRS (Agencija za Raziskovalno dejavnost Republike Slovenije) in MIZŠ (Ministrstvo za Izobraževanje, Znanost in Šport), projekt z naslovom: “Vrednotenje IL kot podlaga za predlog dolgoročno vzdržnega modela državnih pomoči za spodbujanje sodelovanja znanosti in gospodarstva”

WIPO: Young Experts Program (YEP)

WIPO is pleased to announce the launch today of its first-ever Young Experts Program (YEP).

This program is targeted at young (aged 35 years and under) and promising talent, ideally from developing, least developed countries and countries in transition. It is designed to train them in the technical and policy aspects of IP, as well as nurture their ability to take on administrative and leadership roles.  Through this program, participants will be groomed to contribute to the development of the innovation and creative ecosystems of their respective countries and regions, and eventually as the future global leaders of IP.

The application process will open on October 28, 2021, and close on November 19, 2021. We encourage you to share this information through your relevant networks and encourage qualified candidates to apply. Please note that the application process is through direct applications by candidates and not through a national nomination process. More information on the Young Experts Program, including how to apply, can be found on the WIPO website at: www.wipo.int/yep

Any additional queries about the Young Experts Program may be addressed to the Recruitment Team in Human Resources with our online Contact form

Keep Learning and Connecting with ASTP

As we hunker down for the short days and long nights ahead, ASTP has a fantastic programme of learning and fun lined up for you.

We are particularly excited to launch a brand new training course: Developing your Campus and Ecosystem. With over a dozen experienced speakers from across Europe, this course is designed to provide you with a better understanding of your campus and ecosystem and help you develop effective questions and discussions with policy makers, university board members, regional stakeholders, politicians and others involved.

The second edition of the ASTP-European Forum will be taking place, November 16th and is free and open to all. Join key speakers from European institutions as they share and update the community on their current knowledge transfer related activities

And now for the fun! We hope you will join our online festive gathering again this year and contribute your recipes to our every-expanding recipe book.

Developing your Campus and Ecosystem
24 – 26 November 2021

Professionalising Knowledge Transfer

Developing your Campus and Ecosystem | 24-26 November 2021
Fundamentals of Technology Transfer | 1 – 3 December 2021
Creating Successful Spin-Outs | 24 – 26 January 2022
Research and Development Collaboration | 7 – 11 February 2022


Strategic Account Management | 20 October 2021
Mastering LinkedIn | 26 October 2021
European Forum
ASTP is hosting for the second time a European Forum. The EU Forum is an open forum for discussion between the KT community and the European Commission. Save the date by registering for the event here.
End of Year ASTP Party
Join ASTP’s End of Year Party free for all members. Don’t miss the chance to as well be part of our Festive Holiday Recipes Cook Book and send your favourite holiday recipes to us. Check out last year’s book here. And register for this year’s party here.
In other news…

19 OCTOBER 2021 | 14:00 – 15:30 CEST
From Lab to Market: Successful Technology Transfer Journeys 
Discover how patents facilitate technology transfer and promote market success! In this virtual event you will be introduced to the EPO`s new case study series with valuable insights from two successful technology transfers from European universities. Don’t miss the chance to join this free webinar 

Share your best practice in Knowledge Transfer and Valorisation
Whether you are a research organisation, university or a private company, a representation of civil society, a public administration, a region or a city: take part in a Europe-wide exchange! Share your experiences on the 
EU Knowledge Valorisation Platform! This is the place to submit excellent examples of strategies, initiatives and tools that boost valorisation of research-based knowledge and data at European, national, regional, local and organisational level. 
Learn more here

MedFIT the European partnering event for innovation partnerships and investments in the MedTech, diagnostic and digital health sectors. Learn more about this event and how you can register 

We have a special price offer for ASTP members! Email Noeleen for more details.

BioFIT is the leading event in Europe for TT, academia-industry collaborations, early-stage innovation deals and pre-seed, seed and Series A investment in the field of Life Sciences. Learn more about this event 

We have a special price offer for ASTP members! Email Noeleen for more details.

Paul Janssen Futurelab Online Courses
Paul Janssen FutureLab courses are for post-graduate biomedical professionals currently working in industry, start-ups, academia, Knowledge Transfer Offices (KTOs), or regulatory authorities. Learn more about this courses 

New vacancies
Many new vacancies in our Careers Portal from different institutions in Europe. Find your next adventure here.

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Keep learning and connection with ASTP

There is lots of learning going on this autumn!
We have just opened registration for another round of Fundamentals of Technology Training Course as the September edition sold out so quickly! So register soon if you are interested.


We are also offering a great spread of Masterclasses on offer delivered by some of KT’s most experienced practitioners. 

And remember! All 3 episodes of the ASTP Covid-19 survey are  are now published. Learn more about the impact of the pandemic on KT here!

Professionalising Knowledge Transfer

Training Courses
Financial Tools for KTOs
12th – 15th October 2021


1st – 3rd December 2021
Online Masterclasses
26th October 2021




New Professionals SIG
ASTP is planning a new Special Interest Group for professionals entering the knowledge transfer world. Read about the new SIG here. Join this community to share your experiences and learn from others.  

Join a SIG here

In other news…



Understand the impact of the pandemic on KT
Developed by ASTP’s ad-hoc Covid-19 Survey Committee, the results of the survey are available now in 3 powerful episodes and infographic. You can check them out 


The Leuphana Transformational Entrepreneurship Days
The Leuphana Transformational Entrepreneurship Days are a three day interactive online event with a different topic headlining each (half) day. Join this knowledge packed event starting on the 21st of September 2021. Read more about it here.


EPO Inventors Awards
Nominations are open for the 2022 European Inventor Awards which includes the new Young Inventors prize. Deadline for nominations is the 1st of October. Read more 


New vacancies
Many new vacancies in our Careers Portal from different institutions in Europe. Find your next adventure here.


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