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Expert workshop

Knowledge Transfer from Universities and Public Research
Organisations: on the road to strategy

8 March 2011, 9.00 – 16.15 hrs
Federal Ministry for Science and Research
Minoritenplatz 5, 1014 Vienna, Austria

Objectives

While universities and public research organisations in Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein increasingly acknowledge the importance of knowledge transfer to business, comprehensive approaches are still rare. Concepts for joint research with industry, intellectual property management, and university spin-offs are often fragmentary; knowledge transfer personnel is not rarely untrained and inexperienced. This workshop discussed known barriers and emerging challenge of knowledge transfer, good practices from other countries, and ways towards more systematic approaches.

Background

This workshop took place in the framework of the European Commission's 2008 Recommendation on the management of intellectual property in knowledge transfer activities and Code of Practice for universities and public research organisations (http://ec.europa.eu/invest-in-research/pdf/ip_recommendation_de.pdf). The event was part of a workshop series covering 39 European countries in 2011 and 2012. 

Target groups

The workshop convened stakeholders active in knowledge transfer, in particular from universities, public research organisations, knowledge transfer agencies, policy and industry. Attendance was possible on invitation only.

Organisation

For questions please contact
Dr. Stefan Lilischkis,
stefan.lilischkis(at)empirica(dot)com 
+49 (0)228 98530-35, or – for participants from Switzerland –
Franz Barjak, FHNW,
franz.barjak(at)fhnw(dot)ch 
+41 (0)62 2877825.

Summary

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Programme

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Overview:

09:00 – 09:45

Welcome and introduction

09:45 – 11:15

Knowledge transfer and intellectual property protection in the Germanspeaking Alpine countries: current subjects and strategic approaches

Austria

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Franz StelzerVizerektor für Forschung und TechnologieTechnische Universität Graz

Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Beat Hotz-HartUniversität Zürich

Liechtenstein

Prof. Dr. Christian MarxtUniversität Liechtenstein

11:15 – 12:00

Case studies: Knowledge transfer in practice

Exploitation and dissemination of intellectual property from theETH Zurich: strengths and challenges

Dr. Silke Meyns, ETH transfer, Leiterin Patente und Lizenzen
13:00 – 15:00

Strategic approaches in knowledge transfer - the road ahead
(parallel working groups)

WG 1: Strategy developments towards systematic knowledgetransfer at Austrian universities

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Georg Buchtela, Austria Wirtschaftsservice / impulse
Prof. Tilmann Märk (VR Leopold Franzens Universität Innsbruck)
WG 2: Strategies and services in knowledge transfer: challenges fornational coordination and promotion

Andreas Reuter, Leiter F&E-Förderung und WTTFörderagentur für Innovation KTI
WG 3: Strengthening women in knowledge transfer: currentsituation and solution approaches

Corinna Wilken, ÖsterreichischeForschungsförderungsgesellschaft mbH, Vienna
 
15:30 – 16:00

Summaries of the results of the parallel working groups

16:00 – 16:15

Conclusions

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