Benefitting from your national and
international networks
Karen Laigaard
Acting Vice-President Research & Innovation
University of Copenhagen
President of ASTP
(Assoc. of European Science & Technology Transfer
Professionals)
Sweden, 25th August 2010
Karen Laigaard, August 2010
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University of Copenhagen
• Founded 1472
• 5,500 researchers
• 37,000 students
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2000: Patent Office established
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2003: Tech Transfer Office established
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2008: Dept of Research & Innovation established
The Danish national network of TT
2000: 5 patent consortia with selected
universities coordinating activities of each
consortium
2003: Danish national network of TT mainly
funded by the Danish Government and
managed by one university
2009: Danish network now mainly funded by the
universities (with a little government
funding) + managed by the
Conferederation of Danish Universities
Activities of Danish National Network
• Build and develop competencies and
knowledge
(courses, seminars, etc.)
• Develop methods
(marketing, model agreements, patent
exchange, metrics for TT ….)
• Exchange best practise
(formal and informal meetings on IPR, conflict
of interest, licensing clauses, etc)
• Develop policies and lobbying activities
Benefits
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Network of TT professionals in Denmark
Development of best practise
Useful in inter-university collaborations
Big pool of colleagues for advice, ideas, etc.
And
• Access to ASTP activities!
Who are we ?
ASTP
What is ASTP?
Association of European Science & Technology Transfer
Professionals, established 1999. Over 600 individual members from
almost 50 countries
Goal
Improve Technology Transfer by exchanging best practices &
training TT professionals
Events
Diversity in high quality events with almost 1000 participating
professionals per year
Tools
www.astp.net / wiki.astp.net / e-mail mailing list
Annual TT Survey
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Bottom-up, self-funded, practitioners based association,
independent
Growth of our membership
Members
600
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2009
Members: approximately 75% academic, 25% business
Board 2010 - 2011
ASTP Board members as per May 2009
Karen Laigaard
Anders Haugland
Jörn Erselius
Kevin Cullen
Sara Matt-Leubner
Koen Verhouf
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
BTO Bergen, Norway
Max Planck Innovation, Germany
University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
University of Innsbruck, Austria
Dutch Cancer Institute, The Netherlands
Former board members from UCL / LBS; EMBL-EM; Institut Pasteur;
TTO Denmark; IMEC; VTT; VIB and various universities throughout
Europe
Annual events
Annual Conference:
(200-250 people)
Best practices in transfer of Science and Technology
Paris, Munich, Prague, Copenhagen, Budapest,
Amsterdam, Turku, Heidelberg, Bergen, Ghent
Site Visits:
(25 – 30 people)
Isis Innovations Oxford, Catholic University Leuven,
Cancer Research Technology London
Masterclass:
(25 – 30 people)
Clinical Trial Agreements – Amsterdam, The Other IP
Bergen, Inside the mind of an investor – Venice
Professional Education
Training courses- last week of January
- first / second week of September
Basic
(45 people)
Fundamentals of technology transfer
Advanced
(30 a 40 max)
Strategic Marketing of Intellectual property
Advanced Lisensing Skills
Building and Financing Spinouts
Advanced Marketing and Deal Making
Effective Negotiation in Technology Transfer
R&D Collaborations
Courses held in Lisbon, Copenhagen, Dublin, Vienna, Leuven,
Mallorca, Barcelona ...
Other services to members
Exchange of expertise
Platform for exchange of best practices,
yearly events, access to an online
discussion forum
Education
Professional education, workshops, site visits
Networking
Being a member of the largest European TTO
community
Ample time for informal meetings at our events
ASTP Linked-in group
Information supply Newsletters, membership directory, ASTP
Survey, conference reader
Other services
Reduction on registration fees for our events,
reductions on publications & materials of past
events, discount on European TT events, group
discounts at events for members from national
networks
Our strengths
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Exchange of best practise with international TT professionals
A nice mix of experienced TTO’s and new-comers
For practitioners – by practitioners
No lobbying / political interference: major aim is to support the
professionals
Informal settings: time for networking, discussions and social
Programmes
A very open and friendly network where people like to exchange
ideas and help eachother
Almost 10 years of experience in the first and largest European
network of TT professionals
Collaboration
Active collaboration with PRAXIS (TT training company in UK),
KU Leuven, fellow tech transfer organisations
ATTP: an initiative set up by ASTP, AUTM, KCA, ATMT, UNICO to
provide a global standard of professional achievement.
Connects more than 5,000 tech transfer professionals in 67
countries (visit www.attp.info to see how you can become a
“Registered Technology Transfer Professional”
Ad hoc partnerships with e.g. IPTEC, Bio Europe, EuroBio
National networks: Reseau Curie, Praxis-UNICO (UK),
Norwegian Network, Danish Network, SwiTT (Switzerland),
Snitts (Sweden)
….. And soon Slovenia!!! ;-)
Forthcoming Events
28 & 29 October 2010
European tech transfer national networks meeting
Zaandam, The Netherlands
2 & 3 December 2010
Masterclasses on:
problem cases
protection inventions
negotiation
Amsterdam (Schipol Airport, The Netherlands)
26 – 28 January 2011
ASTP training courses:
Fundamentals of technology transfer
Advanced marketing and deal making
Leuven, Belgium
Thank you!
Karen Laigaard
Director of Research & Innovation
University of Copenhagen
President of ASTP
[email protected]