Novice ASTP proton
Annual Conference
31 May – 2 June 2017, Budapest
This year's theme for the Annual Conference is 'Strengthening the Core & Creating Value'. The parallel sessions are divided in 3 tracks with topics related to: Strengthening the Core, Creating Value and Enriching the Ecosystem.

We are excited to share that we confirmed IBM Watson to talk on Artificial Intelligence, Google X to tell us about their different ways of collaborating, Johnson & Johnson that will guide us through tips & tricks on licensing, as well as several other interesting partners. Andre Kuipers, ESA Astronaut will close the conference and leave us inspired with his vision on 'Innovation, Inspiration and the Power of Collaboration: A Shared Vision for a Better World'. Check the programme to find out what other hot topics will be discussed.

Take this opportunity to extend your network with 300 knowledge transfer enthusiasts from all over Europe and learn more about hot topics and trends in technology transfer.
The registration for the Annual Conference is open and the special early bird fee is available until 1 April 2017.
Event theme:
Strengthening the Core & Creating Value
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Progress TT - bootcamp

Dear reader,

The previous Boot Camp received a 98% satisfaction rate, do not miss the upcoming event!

"The bootcamp is an intensive deep-dive into all aspects a TTO should be aware off! This is very useful!"
Thijs Spigt, Director TTO, Erasmus MC, The Netherlands

Head of TTOs and senior staff are cordially invited to the third boot camp 'Intensive Capacity Building Programme for TT Managers' to be held from the 4th to the 6th of April 2017 at VTT Ventures in Espoo (30 min. from Helsinki), Finland.

Funded by the EU H2020, registration to PROGRESS-TT events are FREE; you only have to cover your own expenses.

The Boot Camp is an intensive three-day programme exclusively for up to 12 most senior TT practitioners and Directors of TT offices.

The different topics that will be discussed, using best practice collected from European TTOs, are:

• Day 1: Scouting ideas/technologies from the PRO and incentivising researchers to disclose IP

• Day 2: Assessing IP potential, validating technologies and incentivising for commercialisation

• Day 3: Accessing finance and interacting with financial stakeholders

• Day1-3: Securing TTO Staff skills and organising the TTO for optimum growth

There will be evening networking programme at the end of day 1 and 2 with other participants and guest speakers.


"Just perfect 3 days, full of information and perfect communication"
Petr Kubečka, Business Development Manager, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding this event and/or PROGRESS-TT in general. We look forward to welcoming you in Espoo, Finland.



The PROGRESS-TT project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 643486

Novice ASTP proton
Two weeks left to the training courses Marketing & Negotiation and Fundamentals of Technology Transfer in Sitges.
We look forward to welcoming you in this
Mediterranean coastal town, close to Barcelona!
Marketing & Negotiation

Are you dealing with marketing, business development, structuring deals and creating long-term relationships with businesses? Join this course and learn h
ow to develop and then implement strategies for identifying potential partners (based on the ‘lean’ methodology), how to get the attention of potential partners & how to deal and share benefits with potential partners in an equitable way and the difficult role of business developer (as a ‘specialist integrator’).

Here is what former participants said about this training course

Brilliant content, brilliant speakers, would recommend this not only to tech transfer professionals but anyone! - Tamara El Shibib, Qatar Foundation

Building and managing relationships is an art, but also in science- this course equips you to enhance your relationships - Catarina Maia, INESC Porto

* Visit the website for more info
* Take a look at the programme
* Get to know the speakers
* Limited seats, register soon!
Fundamentals of Technology Transfer

Are you new to technology transfer? Join the Fundamentals of Technology Transfer course and you will learn essential frameworks and acquire the important skills needed to become a successful Technology Transfer Officer.

Here is what former participants said about this training course:

Most relevant, interesting and practical training I have ever had, very interactive and multi-disciplinary. It makes an IMPACT - Edith van Lishout, KU Leuven Research & Development

This course was very learnfull and provided a good networking opportunity for other tech transfer professionals - Kasper Riis Hansen, Aarhus University

* Visit the website for more info
* Take a look at the programme
* Get to know the speakers
* Limited seats, register soon!

About Sitges
Sitges is a Mediterranean coastal town, located in the Garraf area in the province of Barcelona, in Catalonia, Spain. Sitges has more than 300 days of sunshine each year! In January the temperature is round 13 degrees and the training course hotel is right on the seafront, in the middle of the promenade. Sitges is only 38 km from Barcelona and 25 km from Barcelona El Prat Airport.
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