Track I – Engagement with Academic Institutions
Track I – Engagement with Academic Institutions

24 May 2018

15:30 - 17:00 Second Parallel Session

Track I – Engagement with Academic Institutions
New Models for Strategic Partnerships

  15:30 - 17:00

The complicated business of knowledge transfer offices often increases when the research organisation develops set-ups internally or establishes more sophisticated partnerships with external stakeholders. Questions which arise about the division of roles, intellectual property, dual employment, and external partners on campus can give TTOs grey hair while adding tremendous value to the research organisation, or the local economy.

This session will illuminate the challenges faced and discuss how a TTO continue to support the creation and maintenance of such relationships while navigating a constantly-developing ecosystem.

Moderator: Paul Van Dun, General Manager, KU Leuven Research and Development, Belgium

Mikkel Skovborg, Senior Officer, Novo Nordisk Foundation, Denmark
John Mackenzie, Chief Executive Officer, Roslin Innovation Centre, UK