24 May 2018

13:30 - 15:00 Knowledge Stock Exchange

Initiative Sharing

  13:30 - 15:00
  Location: Charles Rogier Auditorium

TTOs will present their initiatives or share a dilemma they are facing. Use this opportunity as a source of inspiration or to identify possible partners. Do you want to share your project or idea with the experts from the field of technology transfer?

Moderator: Marc Legal, CEO, Olisens, France

13:30-13:45 Valued the Unvalued

Jean-Claude Sabourin, Business Strategy Analyst, Univalor-Montreal, Canada

Researchers are developing a huge quantity of tools (case studies, training kits, guides, reports, market studies, apps, protocols, software, calculators, etc.) that are difficult to valorise via usual means (patents and licensing). As a TTO organisation, we have created a spin-off that offers a platform to promote and valorise these tools. Many Public Research Organisation and TTOs from North America, Europe and Africa are already using it.

13:45-14:00 IP Training in an Innovative Way: Get Participants Playful and Active

Elodie Naveau, Knowledge Transfer Officer – IP Management, University of Liege – Interface Entreprises, Belgium

Raising awareness for IP among researchers is a common issue for KTOs.

After several years of presenting slides in front of students who were sitting and listening passively, I decided to revise the course and get the audience more active. This initiative took place after a one-day introduction to the THIAGI method organised by our university. The THIAGI method consist of delivering training in a playfully way. Participants are invited to stand up, question their neighbours, make summaries, throw a ball to someone else to get the answer and so on. The methods have been used for two sessions about IP rights and knowledge transfer.

In this presentation, I shall share student appreciation as well as the preparative work needed to make it a success.

14:00-14:15 “What’s Next?” the new look Fall Meeting……

Laura MacDonald, General Manager, ASTP-Proton, the Netherlands
Alex Mouret, Director, Brave New World | PR Luris | Director LIFF, the Netherlands

This year’s Fall Meeting will be coming to Leiden on 7th and 8th November, with a new programme style reinforcing the philosophy of the Fall Meeting – driven by the members, seeking ways to learn even more about the world of innovation.

On 8th and 9th November our neighbour in Leiden will be Brave New World – an international conference for people who want to know what the future holds and how this will affect their business, policies and life. With the opportunity for fascinating cross-over plenary speakers, the programme is being developed with co-operative learning in mind including some sessions which will be interesting for both audiences.

For the ASTP-Proton community, our days will be dedicated to masterclasses, workshops, a hub space dedicated to SSHA, and access to Brave New World which will be exploring themes such as Trust in Technology.

14:15-14:30 Crossing the Chasm… in technology commercialisation. Proof of Concept funding at Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Shiva Loccisano, Head of Technology Transfer and Industrial Liaison Department, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy

The so-called “valley of the dead” for technology is represented by the market failure phase that comes in the “late research stages”, with TRL (Technology Readiness Level) ranging from 3-4 to 5-6, depending on the specific sectors.

Borrowing a concept from the world of economics, we will talk about how to “cross the chasm” represented by this critical step in technology development. We will share with colleagues a “gap funding initiative” we set up at our university.

14:30-14:45 A Readiness level scales based tool to support the collaboration management of the Knowledge Transfer process

Olivier Gillieaux, Senior Tech Transfer Officer, ULiège Interface Entreprises, Belgium

The knowledge transfer process is an innovation process and in each innovation process, three main items must be focused on: the technology, the application/market, and the resources : human, material, and financial.

The innovation process is collaborative because it is impossible to find one person with all the required skills. To make the collaborative approach efficient, it is important that all partners share the same view of the progress. This is the proposed goal of the excel sheet tool. Based on the Technology Readiness Level and the Commercial Readiness Level (a scale inspired from the design thinking approach and the Minimum Viable Product strategy), the tool determines the TRL level and the CRL level of the project by the answers to seven questions. The graphics generated by the tool give a view of the progress that can be shared by the partners. It also offers the opportunity to fix the next actions with all the partners.

We will show, with examples, how this tool can be used to support the Knowledge Transfer process.

14:45-15:00 Stimulating Student Entrepreneurship

Wim Fyen, Investment Manager at KU Leuven R&D, Co-Founder, Lcie (Leuven Community for Innovation driven Entrepreneurship), Belgium

In this presentation, we shall share our experiences of being involved for several years in the stimulation of student entrepreneurship at KU Leuven from within the Technology Transfer Office. The way we have approached this topic is by building a university-wide community of people driven by innovation and entrepreneurship, including students, staff and academics.

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