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INSPIRING SPEAKERS | TRANSFERRING KNOWLEDGE

Top talent chosen for their impact


 Programme schedule


NAAC MEETING
NAAC MEETING

NAAC MEETING

  13:30 - 15:30
  

Representatives from all the European national associations are invited to this meeting chaired by Santiago Romo Urroz.

SIG MEETINGS
SIG MEETINGS

SIG MEETINGS

  15:00 - 17:00
  Location: ASTP-Proton Headquarters

This Special Interest Group was established in 2016 as a platform for face-to-face exchanges on software among Knowledge Transfer Officers. This SIG has developed three operational working groups; with Malcolm Bain leading the software IP section; Mirko Lukács facilitating the understanding of commercial deals involving software; and Eva Riemann leading the dedicated legal group reviewing software deals.

15:00 - 15:30 | Software SIG Organisation and Development

15:30 - 17:00 | Interactive Working Sessions:

Software evaluation and royalty-rate benchmarking

Template “Software Declaration Form” and IP clearance

Facilitators: 

Malcolm Bain, Partner, id law partners, Spain

Mirko Lukács, Knowledge Transfer Manager, Utrecht Holdings, Netherlands

Eva Riemann, Legal Counsel, Ascenion GmbH, Germany

Ulrich Mahr, Member General Management, Max Planck Innovation GmbH, Germany

LEIDEN CITY TOUR
LEIDEN CITY TOUR

LEIDEN CITY TOUR

  16:00 - 18:00
  Meeting point: Leiden Central Station, city-side entrance

Join this tour of the historical city of Leiden. Wander the canaled streets, past beautiful buildings dating from the 16th Centuary, visit the close from where the Pilgrim Fathers departed before heading to Plymouth and boarding the Mayflower.

There is so much to see and enjoy in Leiden, let this tour take you beneath the surface of this beautiful city.

The tour will end at the town hall in time for the Welcome Reception.

WELCOME RECEPTION
WELCOME RECEPTION

WELCOME RECEPTION

  18:00 - 19:30
  Meeting point: Leiden Central Station, city-side entrance

Launch these days of learning in the company of your fellow participants, the Board, staff and volunteers of ASTP-Proton. Enjoy the luxurious surroundings of Leiden City Hall and get networking. One-way travel will be available from the Fall Meeting venue, Holiday Inn Leiden, please meet at the hotel reception at 5pm.

Registration will open at the Welcome Reception to allow you to collect your badge.

DIRECTORS’ DINNER
DIRECTORS’ DINNER

DIRECTORS’ DINNER

  19:30 – 21:30
  Location: Restaurant Scarlatti Leiden

ASTP-Proton extends a warm welcome to the most senior knowledge and technology transfer professionals during this intimate meal. If you are a director of a KT office, or a senior industrialist responsible for academic partnering, and keen to connect with your peers from across Europe, register online and join us for this great network-building event.

REGISTRATION DESK OPEN
REGISTRATION DESK OPEN

REGISTRATION DESK OPEN

  07:45
  Location: Foyer 1, Holiday Inn Leiden

Collect your badge from the ASTP-Proton desk. The desk shall be open throughout the event, so come along to meet the HQ staff and learn more about our events and services.

OPENING PLENARY SESSION
OPENING PLENARY SESSION

OPENING PLENARY SESSION

  09:00 - 10:30
  ROOM: Utrecht

Opening Session and Welcome to Leiden

Henric Rhedin, President, ASTP-Proton

What to Expect from KTOs

KTOs act as an interface between universities/PROs and the innovation ecosystem connecting with industry, SMEs, investors and other stakeholders. Managing intellectual property also means finding a balance between the interests of academics and the mission of the university. In this session, we would like to visualize and discuss this balancing act that requires skill, luck and creativity. What expectations do clients and stakeholders have of the KTO? Is there a risk that different expectations give a difficult, if not impossible, set of demands? How do these expectations match the mission and vision of the university? What is the strategic development of the Knowledge Transfer function in a long-term perspective?

These questions, and many more, will be addressed by our professional panel.

Moderator: Henric Rhedin, President, ASTP-Proton

Panel:

Gerrit Meijer, Group leader, Translational Gastrointestinal Oncology, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Netherlands

Antonino Rotolo, Vice Chancellor, University of Bologna, Italy

Charlotta Ljungdahl, Group Vice President, Intellectual Property at Air Liquide, France

Davide Iannuzzi, Director of the Demonstrator Lab and Professor of Experimental Physics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands

WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP: IMPROVING IP SCOUTING ACTIVITIES

  11:00-13:00
  ROOM: Utrecht

Track I: Day to Day Practice

Any KTO’s output is highly dependent on a large pool of excellent research results and potentially valuable inventions. There are many ways in which KTOs can tackle this activity. In this workshop, we will exchange best-practice models for IP scouting in our respective research organisations.

Facilitator: Jon Wulff Petersen, Director and Senior Consultant, tto (part of Plougman Vingtoft), Denmark

WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP: OWNERSHIP AND LICENSING OF KNOW-HOW

  11:00 - 13:00
  ROOM: Delft

Track II: Legal Update

The recent EU Know-How Directive introduced a specific definition and protection of trade secrets, aimed at promoting investment in acquisitions and the use and valorization of know-how.

While many private companies rely on secret know-how, universities and public research organisations, which have dissemination of knowledge as a core mission, are ill prepared to deal with this directive.

Are there best practices to share and pitfalls to avoid?

This workshop will provide an overview of the legal situation, then elaborate on the terms and conditions for licensing or transferring know-how.

Facilitator: Christoph Neubauer, Legal Counsel for Research Agreements and Industrial Collaborations, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP: SIG SOFTWARE

  11:00 - 13:00
  ROOM: Haarlem

Track III: Special Skills

11:00 – 12:00 Software Business Development - another ball game

Speaker: Alain le Loux, Partner, Cottonwood Technology Fund, Netherlands

12:00 – 12:50 Panel Discussion - "How to tackle digital innovations in knowledge transfer“, including:

  • Big data & AI
  • Data protection
  • Express licenses
  • Open Source

Panellists:

Alain le Loux, Partner, Cottonwood Technology Fund, Netherlands

Eva Riemann, Legal Counsel, Ascenion GmbH, Germany

Ulrich Mahr, Max Planck Innovation GmbH, Germany

Malcolm Bain, Partner, id law partners, Spain

Mirko Lukács, Senior Business Developer, Utrecht Holdings, Netherlands

12:50 – 13:00 Software SIG next steps

Facilitator: Mirko Lukács, Knowledge Transfer Manager, Utrecht Holdings, Netherlands

WALKING LUNCH
WALKING LUNCH

WALKING LUNCH

  13:00 - 14:00
  Location: Foyer 1
WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP: CREATING VALUE FROM RESEARCH DATA

  14:00 - 16:00
  ROOM: Utrecht

Track I: Day to Day Practice

The research environment recognises that research data has a certain value, is in demand, and can be used commercially. In the meantime, efforts are underway to make all research data publicly available.

This workshop aims to clarify the kind of data can be used commercially, under what conditions, and investigate the questions a university must ask itself regarding research data.

Facilitator: Koen Verhoef, Head of TTO, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Netherlands

WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP: AGREEMENT WITH PARTNERS BEYOND THE EU

  14:00 - 16:00
  ROOM: Delft

Track II: Legal Update

Negotiating agreements with commercial partners beyond the EU can present challenges such as; choice of law, tax regulations, liability clauses, and the notorious General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR ).

In this workshop, we shall present the main challenges and discuss how to overcome them. Take this opportunity to learn from each other's experiences, tips and tricks on working outside the EU.

Facilitators: Eva Lessel, Senior Legal Adviser, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Line Wittendorff, Senior Legal Adviser, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP: CONFLICT RESOLUTION

  14:00 - 16:00
  ROOM: Haarlem

Track III: Soft Skills Lab

Conflict often seems to be an integral part of working in a KTO. Dealing with disgruntled professors, unhappy management, an ill-informed finance office, a difficult commercial partner, or another bullish KTO, are often part of our daily responsibilities.

The trick is to understand why a conflict arises and how to prevent it escalating out of proportion. This workshop will help you with just that. It will be fun, embarrassing (we guarantee you will recognise some of your own mistakes!) and illuminating.

Facilitator: Antonio Menegatti, Adviser for Incubatore d’impresa, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy

PLENARY: FEEDBACK ON WORKSHOP
PLENARY: FEEDBACK ON WORKSHOP

FEEDBACK ON WORKSHOP

  16:30 - 17:30
  ROOM: Utrecht

Re-join all the participants in the plenary room to catch up with the highlights of the parallel session you didn’t manage to attend.

Facilitator: Sara Matt-Leubner, Head of Transfercenter, University of Innsbruck, Austria

CONFERENCE DINNER
CONFERENCE DINNER

FALL MEETING DINNER

  19:00 - 22:30
  Location: Zaal, Holiday Inn Leiden

All the participants and speakers will come together for the Fall Meeting dinner at Holiday Inn Leiden.

This is a great opportunity to network, meet up with old friends, and make new ones too.

The dress code is casual.

PLENARY SESSION
PLENARY SESSION

PLENARY SESSION

  09:00 - 10:30
  ROOM: Utrecht

Open Science: The reality and implications for TTOs

The most recent EU policies encourage the adoption of an Open Science approach to the scientific process. This approach, based on collaborative efforts and results sharing aims to ensure investments have the greatest impact on research and innovation. In addition, private organisations require incentives to encourage them to undertake the risky investments needed to translate research results into market-ready innovations.

The conclusions of a workshop organised by the JRC and the DG Research and Innovation in 2017 show that there are no incompatibilities between Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Open Science. However, how can universities strike the right balance between IPR protection and Open Science?

This session will provide participants with a clear understanding of the Open Science approach and its implications for IP management and technology transfer practices.

Speaker: Ulf Petrusson, Director, Institute for Innovation and Social Change, School of Management, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP: DEALING WITH JOINT INVENTION

  11:00 - 13:00
  ROOM: Utrecht

Track I: Day to Day Practice

Joint inventions with academic partners or industry, can come with some difficulties; administrative and financial issues must be solved which can be problematic. In the academic world , cost sharing, administrative fees, rights of the leading party are frequently discussed, while industrial partners are keen on the unrestricted use of the technology.

This workshop shall address how to avoid common pitfalls when managing a joint invention project.

Facilitator: Gabriel Clerc, Senior Adviser, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP: GUIDING PRINCIPLES AMONG ASTP MEMBERS

  11:00 - 13:00
  ROOM: Delft

Track II: Legal Update

Developing Guiding Principles when negotiating with each other

ASTP-Proton members, not only meet at conferences and seminars but also around the negotiating table.

In this workshop we shall explore the possibilities of developing guiding principles for dealing with each other in order to smoothen the path to agreements, and thus save us all valuable time and resources.

Facilitator: Mette Andrup, Senior Executive Legal Advisor, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP IMPACT CAFÉ: UPGRADE YOURSELF – SSHA TRANSFER TO DEAL WITH BODY-COMPUTER-INTERFACES

  11:00 - 13:30
  ROOM: Haarlem

Track III: Special Skills

Screens have been the most popular human-machine interface (HMI) for some time; meanwhile they are under attack from voice control. But the next generation of HMI is on the starting blocks: Nano-scale machinery inside our bodies will be able to monitor and modify human beings, while Saudi Arabia's robot Sophia is already now the world’s first machine with civil rights and duties. HMI already influences human beings everyday-life, one can assume that this influence will increase strongly in the future. “Understanding” is the core competence of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (SSHA). Therefore, knowledge from SSHA will play a crucial role for next generation HMI.

Facilitator: Christoph Köller, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Görgen & Köller GmbH, Germany

Speakers: Stefan Kohn, Vice President Telekom Design Gallery, Deutsche Telekom, Germany

Femke Nijboer, Maverick Researcher of Human, Ethical and Societal Aspects of Neurotechnology, Netherlands

WORKSHOP FEEDBACK SESSION
WORKSHOP FEEDBACK SESSION

WORKSHOP FEEDBACK SESSION

  14:00 - 14:30
  ROOM: Utrecht

Find out what was happening in the other workshop sessions while you were busy concentrating on other things.

Facilitator: Sara Matt-Leubner, Head of Transfercenter, University of Innsbruck, Austria

FINAL PLENARY
FINAL PLENARY

FINAL PLENARY

  14:30 - 16:00
  ROOM: Utrecht

The Concierge from Tulane

It may not sound very academic, but this is the nick-name of our plenary speaker back home at Tulane University, New Orleans. James comes with ample experience from different institutions and landed at Tulane in 2015. One of his office’s aims is to challenge the way corporations and universities collaborate by embracing an agile mindset and offering custom-tailored guidance and support. Being the Chief Business Officer in charge of the Research Business Development Group, James will weave a story that offers some, perhaps different, views on how to combine research and business in a more holistic way as well as some tips, tricks, do’s and don’ts he has learned along his winding career path.

Speaker: James Zanewicz, Chief Business Officer, Research Business Development Group, Tulane University, USA

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Venue location

Holiday Inn Leiden, Haagse Schouwweg 10, 2332 KG Leiden


Hotels


 Holiday Inn Leiden ****
Price per single room (per night): €100.00

Holiday Inn Leiden ****

Conference venue
Haagse Schouwweg 10
2332 KG Leiden
Netherlands

To book the Holiday Inn, click here. This rate applies for check in on the 6th, out 8th November.

Ibis Leiden Centre Hotel ***
Price per single room (per night): €99.00

Ibis Leiden Centre Hotel ***

Stationsplein 240-242,
2312 AR Leiden,
Netherlands

For reservation please quote ASTP-Proton in the subject heading. For reservation please email direct to:H8087-RE@accor.com.

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

Tulip Inn Leiden Centre ***

Schipholweg 3,
2316 XB Leiden,
Netherlands

For reservation, please email to: reservations@goldentulipleidencentre.nl and quote ASTP-Proton in the subject heading.

Golden Tulip Leiden Centre ****
Price per single room (per night): €129.00

Golden Tulip Leiden Centre ****

Schipholweg 3,
2316 XB Leiden,
Netherlands

For reservation, please email to: reservations@goldentulipleidencentre.nl and quote ASTP-Proton in the subject heading.

 

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  • DATE

    7-8 November 2018
  • LOCATION

    Leiden, Netherlands
  • SESSIONS

    14+
  • SPEAKERS

    20+