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Name of event Venue
STI Conference Series, 2012 Edition Montréal, Québec, Canada
Begin/End
5-8 September 2012
Short description
International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators

In part due to a growing global trend in evidence-based decision-making, the use of S&T indicators for the evaluation of research - not to mention for research planning and policy - is increasing in nearly every country. New indicators and databases continue to emerge and a growing number of scholars hailing from a wide range of disciplines have joined the ranks of the S&T indicators community.

The STI conference has become the main yearly venue for the S&T indicators community of practitioners, researchers and users. The International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators, informally known as the “Leiden Conference”, was traditionally held every other year. In 2010, it merged with the conference series organised by ENID (European Network of Indicator Designers), which was held in the alternate years. The resulting STI conference series will continue presenting high-quality scholarly work while also providing a venue for networking and the promotion of cooperation between researchers, international organisations and other S&T indicator users.

Held for the first time outside Europe, the 2012 STI conference is jointly organised by Science-Metrix and the Observatoire des sciences et des technologies (OST) and will be held at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). The 2012 edition will be organised around the three following themes:
  • Theoretical, historical, practical and social aspects of S&T indicator development and use
  • Methodological aspects in the use of S&T indicators and the production of statistics
  • Use of S&T indicators in R&D management and S&T strategy development and evaluation
Weblink
http://2012.sticonference.org/
Name of event Venue
5th International Technology Transfer Conference Ljubljana, Slovenia
Begin/End
26-27 September 2012
Short description
The Conference is subdivided into two days.

The 1st day of the conference is dedicated to:

  • presentation of knowledge transfer and trans-border collaboration in EU
  • innovation in foreign markets
  • intelectual property rights
  • spin-off business development and preparing for the investment.

The emphasis of the spin-off business development is the workshop on pitching venture capital. Researchers and future entrepreneurs will present their business propositions in front of the commission constituted from the investors and technology commercialization experts.

The 2nd day of the conference is designated to workshop on project preparation (impact, market need and co-financing possibilities of RD project).

Weblink
http://tehnologije.ijs.si/5ittc/index.html
Name of event Venue
EastLink'12 Klaipeda, Lithuania
Begin/End
01-02 October 2012
Short description

Klaipeda Science and Technology Park together with the partners kindly invites you 2nd International conference " EastLink: the way to Knowledge Economy", which taking part on October 1-2nd, 2012 in KLAIPEDA, Lithuania.

The concept of "EastLink" cooperation is based on EU Eastern partnership policy and the EU Central Asia cooperation strategy. The main goal of the conference is to attract business support organizations, science institutions and enterprises for constructive dialogue with the aims to:

  1. Build a bridge in between Education institutions in the East and West
  2. Facilitate joint Research projects
  3. Accelerate technology transfer processes in the Cooperation areas
  4. Facilitate business partnership for promotion of innovations and foster development of Knowledge Economy.
The conference is targeting 4 major economic trends:
  • Maritime industry
  • Energy
  • Transport
  • Life sciences
The content of the agenda

The programme access participants to the experts' reports on upcoming global trends which influencing aforementioned sectors regionally and nationally. There will be a special session on how to manage the main EU finance programs. Other presentations provide information on IP management and commercialization models. Prepared case studies will illustrate successful examples of science knowledge commercialization and introduce capacities of the scientific labs for the industry partners.

Weblink
http://www.east-link.eu/en/eastlink/
Name of event Venue
Technology Transfer Society (T2S) Annual Conference New York City, USA
Begin/End
2-3 November 2012
Short description
The theme of the conference is “Technology Transfer and Academic Entrepreneurship.”

Particular areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Technology Transfer and the Changing Role of the University
  • Academic Entrepreneurship
  • Property-Based Institutions (Incubators/Accelerators/Science Parks)
  • Academic Innovation and Global Competition
  • University-Industry Partnerships in Research, Commercialization, and Education
  • Technology Transfer Strategy Formulation and Implementation
  • Technology Transfer in a Global Value Chain
  • Intellectual Property and Law
  • Topics in Entrepreneurship
  • Other Related Areas
Weblink
http://scienceofsciencepolicy.net/papers/call-papers-technology-transfer-and-academic-entrepreneurship/
Name of event Venue
Harmonisation of European IP Law Leuven, Belgium
Begin/End
8 June 2012
Short description

Within the framework of the EU, harmonisation is a crucial instrument for facilitating free trade and maximising consumer welfare. In the last three decades, the IP community has been confronted with an exceptional number of efforts by the various European institutions to harmonize the different areas of IP law, even though some efforts have turned out more successful than others.

The international conference on harmonisation of European IP law is being set up by the Centre of Intellectual Property Rights in an attempt to revisit, critically assess and proactively reflect upon the European 'acquis' in the field of copyright law, trademark law, design law and patent law. As harmonisation is deemed to take place at two levels of the EU governance system, the EU level and the national level, the conference further aims at examining the impact of the European harmonisation effort on IP law and practice in Belgium.

Frank Gotzen, the founding father of the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, displayed a vivid interest in IP law and the European harmonisation movement throughout his academic life. At the beginning of his career in 1970 the European harmonisation movement was negligible. During the many years of his research and teaching, a whole body of harmonised rules came into being in the sector of IP rights in the EU. It is widely known that this field of law and the gradual emergence of a 'true' European IP system always was, and still is, at the heart of Frank Gotzen's interests. Undoubtedly, his lectures and publications have contributed to the shaping of European IP law, and to the modification of Belgian IP law after the European model. Frank Gotzen's superannuation constitutes an exquisite moment for giving an echo to the achievements – and failures – of this ambitious European project of harmonising IP law.

Weblink
http://www.law.kuleuven.be/cir/pdf/folder-june-8-2012
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ICEIRD 2012 Sofia, Bulgaria
Begin/End
1-2 June 2012
Short description
This year's theme is “Regional Development for Unleashing Growth Throughout Southeastern Europe”

One of the key points seems to be that world-beating and innovative approaches need time, trust, and funding. On time, there has to be medium or long-term planning and stability. On trust, academics, researchers and business people need to work closely together – it has to be a habit and a reflex. On funding – the right conditions for private investment must be in place, and imaginative public funding can also play a vital role.

The Conference directly fulfils the mission of ICEIRD which is to support the development of South East Europe by providing a multi-disciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and policy makers in the field of innovation/entrepreneurship and regional development. These will be addressed in a 2-day event.

ICEIRD 2012 aims to:

  • raise the level of awareness about innovation, entrepreneurship and competitive advantage
  • strengthen the regional and international network among representatives from SEE countries and those from EU member states
  • consolidate intra-SEE networks of SMEs, Start-up Centers and Incubators understand barriers that prohibit the blooming of entrepreneurship in the global economy
  • promote best practices in innovation research and business development
  • facilitate regional partnerships and innovation networks
Weblink
http://iceird2012.fmi.uni-sofia.bg/
Name of event Venue
SciTech 2011: Innovation UK London, UK
Begin/End
26 October 2011
Short description
The UK remains a world leader in scientific research. Our universities attract the very best global talents and provide world-class research that can help us respond to wider societal issues such as climate change, food security and health inequalities. However we have often struggled to take full advantage of innovative ideas and the knowledge that such research generates. We must get better at taking innovation into the marketplace as UK science can underpin economic growth. How can we increase R"D investment and promote greater collaboration and knowledge transfer? Encouragement for commercial lending and capital venture investment can help innovative businesses to thrive and forge a new economic future. Sustainable growth is dependent on our ability to generate new ideas and technologies.

At our 4th Annual SciTech: Innovation UK conference, we will be discussing how a dynamic UK science and technology base can lead the world in meeting the global and societal challenges that we face. How can Britain develop new technologies, nurture creativity and encourage world-beating products? The conference will outline how UK science and research can strive for excellence and be at the frontier of research and economic growth.

Weblink
http://www.publicserviceevents.co.uk/overview/172/
Name of event Venue
ProTon Europe CONFERENCE Rome, Italy
Begin/End
28 - 30 September 2011
Short description
The event will be coorganised by NETVAL, the Italian association of University TT Offices
Weblink
http://www.protoneurope.org/index2.php?sm=proton_europe_en-23-upcoming_events
Name of event Venue
Technology Transfer in a Global Economy Augsburg, Germany
Begin/End
21 - 23 September 2011
Short description
The selected best papers are welcome to publish in a special issue of The Journal of Technology Transfer

Several contributions to the 2011 Technology Transfer Conference and case studies of participating practitioners will be published in a book edited by David B. Audretsch et al.

Weblink
http://www.t2s-augsburg.com/
Name of event Venue
6th Annual Conference of the EPIP Association: Fine-Tuning IPR debates Brussels, Belgium
Begin/End
8-9 September 2011
Short description
The EPIP (European Policy for Intellectual Property) association will hold its 6th Annual Conference on September 8-9, 2011 in Brussels (Belgium). Scholars and practitioners interested in the economic, legal, political and managerial aspects of intellectual property rights are encouraged to attend the conference with or without scientific paper presentation.

As for the previous conferences (Munich, Lund, Berne, Bologna, Maastricht), the 2011 EPIP Annual Conference will address topics of general interest in the area of intellectual property rights (IPRs) policies. Priority will be given to scientific research that contributes to "fine-tune" IPR debates.

Weblink
http://www.epip.eu/conferences/epip06/
Name of event Venue
PraxisUnico Conference 2011: Opportunities in a Changing Landscape Radisson Blu, Glasgow
Begin/End
9-10 June 2011
Short description
This year's conference theme will focus on changes within the research commercialisation landscape. Change is occurring at an unprecedented rate and we are sure that the plenary sessions, parallel workshops and networking opportunities will provide both an update and plenty of food for thought. The programme will include a choice of eight parallel sessions which have been structured into themes to appeal to all levels of a commercialisation workforce - from new employees to senior directors. The tracks will be: Themes from the Comprehensive Spending Review and New Models; New Models of Engagement; International Experiences; and Professional Development.

For the first time, this year's conference will be running back-to-back with ARMA's conference, in recognition of the increasing convergence of research support and knowledge transfer functions.

Weblink
http://www.praxisunico.org.uk/conference/forthcoming-conference.asp
Name of event Venue
CIP Forum 2011 Gothenburg, Sweden
Begin/End
29 May - 1 June 2011
Short description
The ability to create, distribute and exploit knowledge is increasingly central to wealth creation. The role of knowledge as a key source of wealth at both an organizational and national level has brought with it new demands on the public sector in managing intangibles, on the private sector in balancing societal assumptions and renewing business models as well as on the government in designing an intellectual infrastructure that encourages access to knowledge. The accelerated acquisition of knowledge creates a need for nations to focus on making strategic choices, building dedicated policies and overlooking their institutions and capabilities to enable leverage of knowledge. CIP FORUM 2011 focuses on the New Wealth of Nations as a means to review and assess under which conditions a new infrastructure can emerge, and how this should be administered. Central to the discussion is the changing nature of innovation from an industrial to a knowledge-based process.
Weblink
http://www.cipforum.org/
Name of event Venue
ASTP annual conference Stockholm, Sweden
Begin/End
26 - 27 May 2011
Short description
ASTP's annual conference goes back to Scandinavia. The second decade of European networking of technology transfer professionals will start with the 10th annual conference in Stockholm, Sweden.

In the 11th anniversary programme you will find well known, proven and popular features- three parallel tracks, introductory and also interactive sessions - but also some first time opportunities, such as new format for partnering with industry, a desire expressed by many participants in the past. High-level key-note speakers, ample time for networking and the discussion of highly controversial matters will complete the programme, which should offer plenty of interesting topics for newcomers as well as experienced professionals in knowledge transfer. Topics include: latest developments in venture capital financing, proof of concept programmes/patent funds, marketing of competence/know how and many more.

Weblink
http://www.astp.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=110&Itemid=88
Name of event Venue
The 2012 Conference on Entrepreneurial Universities Münster, Germany
Begin/End
25-27 April 2012
Short description
From 25th to 27th April 2012, the Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre and FINPIN hosted a joint conference on “Entrepreneurial Universities” in Münster, Germany. The conference provided the attendees with an excellent opportunity to share and exchange the latest knowledge on “Entrepreneurial Universities”.

The conference included key note addresses by policymakers and renowned experts in the field of entrepreneurial universities and the conference sub-topics, parallel track and several workshops. Offering both a double-blind paper review as well as a call for presentations, the conference called out to both academics and practitioners.

Weblink
http://www.entrepreneurial-universities.com/