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 Programme schedule


BIANNUAL FACE-TO-FACE MEETING NAAC
BIANNUAL FACE-TO-FACE MEETING NAAC

BIANNUAL FACE-TO-FACE MEETING NAAC

  12:30 - 15:30
  Location: Centro de Formação Pós-Graduada, Universidade do Minho – Campus de Couros, Rua de Vila Flor, 166, 4810 - 453 Guimarães, Portugal, Room: à Sala da Eira (first floor)

All representatives of European national associations are invited to this meeting chaired by Andrew Carlin, ASTP-Proton Vice President for NAAC.

MASTERCLASS
MASTERCLASS

FREE MASTERCLASSES

  12:30-15:30
  Location: Centro de Formação Pós-Graduada, Universidade do Minho – Campus de Couros, Rua de Vila Flor, 166, 4810 - 453 Guimarães, Portugal, Room: à Formação 03 (ground floor)

Consultancy: Putting Your Researchers’ Valuable Expertise to Work

Consultancy is increasingly recognised as an immensely important mechanism for knowledge transfer. Consultancy builds trust and mutual understanding, accesses industry problems and enriches academic research. There are a number of benefits: a consultancy project can serve as a way of building trust and mutual understanding; it can offer exposure to real-world industry problems and enrich academic research; it can provide additional income to the academic and the KTO. This Masterclass will examine the benefits of consultancy and offer insights on the best way to structure and operate them alongside other KT activities.

Trainer: Amanda Zeffman, Head of Consultancy Services, Cambridge Enterprise, UK

MASTERCLASS
MASTERCLASS

FREE MASTERCLASSES

  12:30 - 15:30
  Location: Centro de Formação Pós-Graduada, Universidade do Minho – Campus de Couros, Rua de Vila Flor, 166, 4810 - 453 Guimarães, Portugal, Room: à Formação 04 (ground floor)

Delivering the KT/TT Function: Office and Mandate Structures Explored

Once an institution has decided to embrace a mission that includes encouraging its research base to become active around the identification and exploitation of research results, there are several models which can be explored to determine which approach may work best for each institution. This master class will review and compare several key topics around which the operational structures have been designed. There is no one best model, hence looking at the models already running across different institutions can be a useful inspiration.

Trainer: Art Bos, Senior business development manager, IXA Office VU/VUmc, the Netherlands

SOFTWARE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP MEETING
SOFTWARE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP MEETING

SOFTWARE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP MEETING

  12:30 - 15:30
  Location: S. Miguel, Hotel de Guimarães

This meeting is open to everyone.

Come along prepared to share your case studies and user stories, and start identifying immediate needs and common challenges. Together, we can build a model for implementing best practice in software IP management and exploitation:

  • Identify and establish a standard model documentation, background information, and training materials for software (scouting and valuation, licensing, software IP lifecycle management).
  • Identify, discuss and develop key case-studies (in software licensing and IP management).

Participants will work in groups, defining these case studies to extract the issues, challenges and solutions to help define best practice.

GUIDED TOUR
GUIDED TOUR

WALKING GUIDED TOUR

  16:00 - 18:00
  Location: Lobby Hotel de Guimarães

Following the guided tour of Guimarães, participants will be taken straight to the Welcome Reception.

Meeting point: Lobby Hotel de Guimarães

WELCOME RECEPTION
WELCOME RECEPTION

WELCOME RECEPTION

  18:00 - 19:30
  Location: Paço dos Duques, Rua Conde D. Henrique, 4810-245 Guimarães

Enjoy a warm welcome to Guimarães from ASTP-Proton President, Henric Rhedin and the City Councillor, Dr. Ricardo Costa. Relax with a drink, meet friends old and new, and network with your peers before the official opening of the meeting.

DIRECTORS' FORUM DINNER
DIRECTORS' FORUM DINNER

DIRECTORS’ FORUM DINNER

  19:30
  Location: Pousada de Mosteiro de Guimarães, Largo Domingos Leite de Castro, 4810-011 Guimarães

A bus will depart the Welcome Reception at 19:30.

The Directors' Forum Dinner is an informal opportunity to meet and network with fellow knowledge transfer directors and contemplate your evolving needs over the next 5-10 years as a consequence of a continually changing landscape. What strategies can you employ to deliver efficient and effective KT operations? What challenges do you face in terms of recruitment or upskilling of experienced professionals to meet these needs?

As well as brainstorming with your peers, your participation will help influence future ASTP-Proton training courses.

Moderator: Amanda Zeffman, Chair, Professional Development Committee, ASTP-Proton

REGISTRATION DESK OPEN
REGISTRATION DESK OPEN

REGISTRATION DESK OPEN

  07:45
  Room: Foyer

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

MORNING MEETING FOR NEW MEMBERS
MORNING MEETING FOR NEW MEMBERS

MORNING MEETING FOR NEW MEMBERS

  08:00 - 8:45
  Room: Sete Cidades

Have you recently joined ASTP-Proton and would like to know more about the association and the benefits available to you?

Join this meeting to get to know the team behind ASTPProton and get the latest and best information about training events and tools available to help you excel professionally.

Moderators: Karen Laigaard, Director of Technology Transfer Office, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Marc Legal, President - CEO, OLISENS, France

OPENING PLENARY SESSION
OPENING PLENARY SESSION

OPENING PLENARY SESSION

  09:00 - 10:30
  Room: Flores

Opening Session and welcome to Guimarães

Henric Rhedin, President ASTP-Proton

José Carlos Caldeira, President ANI, Portuguese National Innovation Agency, Portugal

Keynote: "The best of both worlds? How collaboration between Universities and large companies can drive economic growth…with the car of the future"

Developing the Car of the Future is the main objective of the collaboration between Bosch Portugal and University of Minho, a 55M€ project which has hired more than 100 engineers and 200 PhDs to establish a joint competence centre. With ambitious objectives focusing on vehicle-to-vehicle communication, embedded applications for intelligent vehicles, noise cancellation systems, innovative materials, development tools and sensor and detection systems, how was this collaboration established and managed? The strategy in knowledge transfer, the role of the KTO, and how to address the (many) challenges in a collaboration between a large company and a University will be the focus of this session.

Keynote speakers: Carlos Ribas, CEO, Bosch Portugal, Portugal, and António Cunha, former Rector, University of Minho, Portugal

Moderator: Henric Rhedin, President, ASTP-Proton

COFFEE BREAK
COFFEE BREAK

COFFEE BREAK

  10:30 - 11:00
  Foyer

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WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP: WORKING WITH FOUNDERS – MANAGING CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

  11:00-12:30
  Room: S. Miguel
Track I –New Challenges

This workshop will discuss the pitfalls and strategies for managing conflicts of interest by sharing solutions for mitigating and managing difficult situations by looking at real examples from different institutions.

Universities often foster entrepreneurship and therefore promote their spin-off companies. However, this can be a double-edged sword. On one side, KTOs support the founders yet, on the other, the KTOs are also responsible for negotiating licensing agreements with the company that they previously nurtured. Other conflicts of interest often observed are related to professors being co-founders of the spin-off. How can they have collaborations between the spin-off and their research group?

Facilitator: Marjan Kraak, Head of the Spin-off group, Programme Manager Pioneer Fellowships, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP: THE COMMUNITY IN ACTION

  11:00-12:30
  Room: Sete Cidades
Track II – The Community in Action

We all want to be sure that we keep up to date with the latest news, ideas, trends and opportunities for our sector. How can we optimise the resources available within ASTP-Proton's network to achieve this for everyone? This workshop aims to explore in more detail a range of issues, from the tools we use (websites, Linked-in, blogs etc.) to the generation of information. How can we work together to develop and use complex resources and share news and opportunities? How can we do more to identify partners for EU projects which support our office functions? Let's not forget the benefits of sharing success stories.

Facilitator: Nedeljko Milosavljevic, Director, Centre for Technology transfer, University of Belgrade, Serbia.
PRESENTATION
PRESENTATION

PRESENTATION: THE COMING-OF-AGE OF KTOS: MONITORING AND MEASURING OUR MATURITY

  11:00-12:30
  Room: Flores

Track III – The Latest Trends

The speakers will share their work on developing a "capability maturity framework for knowledge transfer" that allows for the quantitative and qualitative measurement of the level of KTO maturity and proposal of areas of improvement. They will also introduce for discussion possible contextual elements for 'intelligent benchmarking'. Following short presentations, attendees can discuss possible building blocks for a maturity model for KTO and its conditions of implementation. The case study of the evolution of RedOTRI, the Spanish network of University TTOs, will be highlighted.

Experience from the recent Progress-TT program, which looked at identified key KTO areas of competence, will also be discussed.

Speakers: Ahmed Bounfour, Professor, University Paris-Sud, Holder/Coordinator, The European Chair on Intellectual Capital Management, France, Laura Kreiling, University Paris-Sud, France, Santiago Romo, Coordinator Redotri, King Juan Carlos University, Spain

Moderator: Carlos Cerqueira, Innovation Director, Instituto Pedro Nunes, Portugal

WALKING LUNCH
WALKING LUNCH

WALKING LUNCH

  12:30 - 13:30
  Foyer

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FACE-TO-FACE MEETINGS
FACE-TO-FACE MEETINGS

FACE-TO-FACE MEETINGS

  13:30 - 15:00
  Room: TBC

Use the Conference App, to schedule meetings with your fellow guests. Embrace the chance for a private meeting to discuss your ideas or dilemmas.

COFFEE BREAK
COFFEE BREAK

COFFEE BREAK

  15:00 - 15:30
  Foyer

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WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP: ENRICHING THE ECOSYSTEM WITH TECHNOLOGY ROADMAPPING

  15:30 - 17:00
  Room: S. Miguel

Track I – New Challenges

Assessing disclosures is a crucial skill and often involves wishing you had a crystal ball. This tool enables the collection of disclosure data across technical features, market gaps and the potential to use them to enable prioritisation and decision- making for exploitation strategies.

This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to a methodology that includes a portfolio of tools used by innovation managers across academia and industry.

Facilitator: Imoh Ilevbare, Product Manager (Innovation and Technology Management) IFM Education and Consultancy Services, Cambridge Business school, UK

WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP: MOTIVATION AND ENGAGEMENT OF FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS

  15:30 - 17:00
  Room: Sete Cidades

Track II – Harnessing our Community

Despite 50% of all students being female, and about 40% of all scientists too, the number of invention disclosures submitted by women is often less than 10%. Studies have shown that women file proportionately fewer invention disclosures and launch fewer start-ups than men. We cannot afford to continue neglecting this potential.

This workshop will explore why we struggle to motivate female inventors and entrepreneurs and seek ways to change the situation.

Facilitators: Paulo Ferreira dos Santos, Serial Entrepreneur, Portugal, Sara Matt-Leubner, Head, Transfercenter Science-Economy-Society, University of Innsbruck, Austria, Clara Gonçalves, Executive Manager, UPTEC, Portugal

PRESENTATION
PRESENTATION

PRESENTATION/WORKSHOP: DATA PROTECTION AND COMMERCIALISATION

  15:30 - 17:00
  Room: Flores

Track III – The Latest Trends

In 2016, the European Parliament adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with an enforcement date of 25th May 2018. After this date, organisations failing to comply will face heavy fines. Research institutions handle large amounts of personal data and KTOs negotiate research collaboration agreements, clinical trial agreements and commercial agreements where personal data is exchanged. In addition, other datasets produced during research projects and which are not published receive significant interest in industry and are sold by academia.

This session will look at the implications for research institutions in terms of implementing the data protection regulation as well as the opportunities for commercialising data. Change to This session will look at the implications for research institutions in terms of implementing the data protection regulation. In addition we will share experience and have a general discussion on the opportunities for commercialising data.

Speaker: Lisa Ibenfeldt Schultz, In-house Counsel, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Moderator: Catarina Maia, Head of Technology Licensing Office, INESC TEC, Portugal

EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY
EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY

ASTP-PROTON MEMBERS’ MEETING

  17:15 - 18:15
  Room: Sete Cidades

ASTP-Proton members are invited to take part in this meeting to hear about the latest updates from the Board.

 
CONFERENCE DINNER
CONFERENCE DINNER

CONFERENCE DINNER

  19:00
  Restaurant: Restaurante Quinta de Castelães

All conference participants are invited to the Conference Dinner. We meet at 18.30 to leave for the restaurant.

If arranging your own transport or not attending the dinner, please inform us in advance.

Dress code is casual.

Meeting point: Lobby of Hotel de Guimarães

MORNING RUN
MORNING RUN

MORNING RUN

  07:00
  Meeting point: Lobby of Hotel de Guimarães

Would you like a morning run through UNESCO World Heritage site, Guimarães? Join your fellow energetic peers at 7:00am in the hotel lobby for this 4.5 kilometre circuit. You will be back at the hotel around 7:30am.

All running levels are welcome. Just follow the leader, Marc Legal.

Meeting point: Lobby of Hotel de Guimarães

MORNING COFFEE
MORNING COFFEE

MORNING COFFEE

  8:00 - 8:45
  Foyer

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE

SURVEY COMMITTEE

MARKETING COMMITTEE

BOARD

The dedicated volunteers of ASTP-Proton will be available in the hotel foyer from 8:00am to 8:45am.

Please do join us for coffee, questions and suggestions.

PLENARY SESSION
PLENARY SESSION

PLENARY SESSION

  9:00 - 10:30
  Room: Flores

The ‘dream team’ can make it happen - great science, business sense and committed funders

Co-inventor of the GS100 technology, Alessandro Sannino, is also Professor of Polymer Science and Technology, and Director of the Bioslabs at the University of Salento.

In this session he will share his experiences of setting up and developing his own company, talking about what went well, and what did not – and how we can better support spin-offs. Gelesis has been successful in developing early stage technology from conception to clinical trials with patients. The challenges facing biotech spin-offs are daunting. Listening to the progress of this technology to assist the treatment of diabetes sufferers, gives us all an opportunity to remain hopeful that the triumvirate of great science, hungry entrepreneurs and VC investment can benefit patients.

Listening to the progress of this technology to assist the treatment of diabetes and obesity, gives us all an opportunity to remain hopeful that the triumvirate of great science, hungry entrepreneurs and VC investment can benefit patients.

Keynote speaker: Alessandro Sannino, Chief Project Scientist, Gelesis, Italy

Moderator: Henric Rhedin, President, ASTP-Proton

COFFEE BREAK
COFFEE BREAK

COFFEE BREAK

  10:30 - 11:00
  Foyer

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WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP: NEW PARTNERS IN THE INNOVATION CHAIN

  11:00-12:30
  Room: S. Miguel
Track I – New Challenges

The discussion around the funding gap is nearly as old as knowledge transfer itself. Today KTOs have found numerous ways to bridge this gap, such as crowdfunding initiatives, or working with charities to get ideas to application.

In this session, two charities and a crowdfunding company will explain how they work. In the following discussion, we will unearth the potential for collaborations between crowdfunding, charities and KTOs.

Facilitator: Peter Biewald, CEO, Medifundo GmbH, Germany, Marita Pohlschmidt, External Advisor, Muscular Dystrophy, UK

WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP: SOFTWARE EXPLOITATION: ACTIVE COLLECTING OF CASE STUDIES

  11:00-12:30
  Room: Sete Cidades

Track II – Harnessing our Community

Title: Software Exploitation: Active Collecting of Case Studies

As one of the leaders of the software SIG, Malcolm will run this workshop to invite participants to share experiences with software exploitation.

Please come along prepared to share your cases and user stories to start identifying immediate needs and common challenges. We can then start building a model process for implementing best practice in software IP management and exploitation.

Facilitator: Malcolm Bain, Partner, ID Law Partners, BGMA, Spain

PRESENTATION
PRESENTATION

PRESENTATION: DIGITAL HEALTHCARE

  11:00-12:30
  Room: Flores

Track III – The Latest Trends

We live in an era of unprecedented technological innovation. From telemedicine, to surgical robots to smart hospitals. The continuous digital breakthroughs are revolutionising healthcare in new and exciting ways. Also unique, is the way the consumer is taking an interest in learning, monitoring and pursuing a healthier lifestyle.

In this session we'll explore the five major digital healthcare trends and the implications of people's power over their own health and lifestyle.

Moderator: Joaquim Cunha, Executive Director Health Cluster, Portugal

Speaker: Klaus Nitschke, Interim Director, Senior Advisor Digital – Investor, Berlin Health Innovations, Germany

Speaker: Luís Soares, Strategy Director (CSO), Health Cluster Portugal, Portugal

CLOSING PLENARY SESSION
CLOSING PLENARY SESSION

CLOSING PLENARY SESSION

  12:30 - 13:30
  Room: Flores

"Raising a Glass to Innovation: The Wine Industry Moving into the Future"

Portuguese wine can be tasted everywhere in the world, representing 727M€ in exports last year. It is not only a matter of taste: innovation is essential to the increasing competitiveness of the wine industry, and in this session, we will hear from the vine and wine cluster of the Douro region as well as innovative start-ups about the challenges and success stories in this palatable sector.

Keynote speaker: Rosa Amador, Director General, Advid - Vine and Wine cluster of the Duoro region, Portugal

Speaker: Filipe Macieira, Head Brewer at LETRA - Minho Craft Beer, Portugal

THE YEAR AHEAD
THE YEAR AHEAD

THE YEAR AHEAD

  13:15-13:30
  Room: Flores

Henric Rhedin, President, ASTP-Proton

President will outline key activities of the association for the coming year, including previews of the Annual Conference and Fall Meeting 2018.

LUNCH - CONFERENCE END
LUNCH - CONFERENCE END

LUNCH – CONFERENCE END

  13:30
  Location: TBC

Are you heading straight to the airport after the conference?

At 14:00 a special ASTP-Proton bus is leaving from Hotel de Guimarães to Porto airport, it will take approximately 50 minutes to get there.

If you wish to join this bus, please inform the ASTP-Proton staff beforehand.

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Delivering Innovation

 

ASTP-Proton extends a warm welcome to all our guests attending the 2017 Fall Meeting. This meeting has gained a reputation as the centre of a dynamic learning community and a vital networking opportunity for professionals from across the Europe.

The objective of the Fall Meeting is to allow you to study in-depth the opportunities and challenges faced by you and your contemporaries who are working at the cutting edge of technology transfer.

Our theme, Delivering Innovation will be explored in parallel  interactive workshops covering New Challenges and Harnessing our Community, while The Latest Trends will be showcased by dynamic presenters.

As a learning opportunity the intimate workshops offer an exceptional opportunity to learn from the best brains in technology transfer from across Europe. You will also have a great time networking and meeting potential partners. We have scheduled plenty of time for you to connect with your peers, as well as listen to and engage with industry leaders. There will be sessions for people just starting out in our profession as well as scope to learn for the most experienced professional.

The Fall Meeting is a place with learning and community at its heart. ASTP-Proton events have a reputation for inclusiveness and fun so we look forward to you joining us in Guimarães, Portugal.

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Event price list


Non-member

From €1540
  • With special discounts for students and CEE citizens
  • 2 conference days
  • 15+ sessions
  • Knowledge Stock Exchange
  • Welcome reception
  • Morning meeting for newcomers
  • Conference dinner
  • 10 CE Points

Member

From €1145
  • With special discounts for students and CEE citizens
  • 2 conference days
  • 15+ sessions
  • Knowledge stock exchange
  • Welcome reception
  • Morning meeting for newcomers
  • Conference dinner
  • 10 CE points

Side Events

From €45
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  • Guided Tour
  • Directors Forum incl. dinner
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Venue location

Hotel de Guimarães,Rua Eduardo Manuel de Almeida 202, Guimarães, 4810-440,Portugal

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Hotels


Hotel de Guimarães ****
Price per single room (per night): € 65.00, including breakfast, WIFI and VAT

Hotel de Guimarães ****

Rua Eduardo Manuel de Almeida 202,
Guimarães, 4810-440,
Portugal
Conference venue

To book a room, please send an e-mail to hg@hotel-guimaraes.com with the reference: ASTP-Proton Fall Meeting.

Hotel Fundador ***
Price per single room (per night): € 45.00, including breakfast, WIFI and VAT

Hotel Fundador ***

Av. D. Afonso Henriques, 740 4810-431,
Guimarães, Portugal
500 metres from the city centre

To book a room, please send an e-mail to reservas@hotelfundador.com with the reference: ASTP-Proton Fall Meeting.

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  • DATE

    22-24 November 2017
  • LOCATION

    Guimarães, Portugal
  • SESSIONS

    14+
  • SPEAKERS

    20+