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18-19 May 2017 | Brussels, Belgium
Seminar – Mediation in R&D and Related Commercial Disputes
This Seminar is an intensive two-day training course in the techniques of mediation for parties and mediators.  The Seminar will be based on discussion groups and a simulated mediation case study in the field of intellectual property, R&D, licensing and other technology transfer. Topics will include:

  • Administered Mediation and Arbitration at the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
  • The use of mediation in R&D and commercial disputes – The user’s perspective
  • Developing a strategy for mediation
  • Selection and appointment of the mediator
  • Effective representation at mediation
  • The role of the different actors at the mediation meeting
  • The mediation and its various stages
  • Concluding the mediation

22-23 May 2017 | Munich, Germany
BioVaria 2017
BioVaria brings together European research institutions across national borders in order to improve the transfer of their research results into application. Europe’s most established technology transfer organizations join to present their most promising projects from academia to decision makers from international industry. To mark its 10th anniversary, BioVaria 2017 will expand to include additional partners from the technology transfer sector and, for the first time, the event will cover two days.

12-13 June 2017 | Stockholm, Sweden
AESIS Impact of Science 2017
One of the big issues in science policy is how “societal impact” and “scientific quality” relate to each other. Some argue that “societal impact” stimulates the quality of research in itself by increasing its relevance and combining insights from different stakeholders. Others have stated that the best research creates ground-breaking new insights which will inevitably lead to groundbreaking impact in society. Some are convinced that the quality of a research might decline if there is too much pressure to increase impact on society. In order to create effective policies we need to understand these processes and in which situations which effect occurs.In this conference we will share and discuss worldwide instruments which have proven to be effective to stimulate both the quality and the societal impact of science. In order to find mutual grounds for early stage alliances at this conference we will discuss all aspects of this complex ambition.The Impact of Science 2017 conference will evaluate methods and best practices around the world on:

  • Policy strategies for impact;
  • Strategic Alliances with stakeholders;
  • National, international and institutional instruments for achieving impact;
  • Current issues on public engagement, evidence-based policy and harmonising definitions.

ASTP-Proton members benefit from a €75 discount on the registration fee.


23 June 2017 | Cracow, Polandprogres
PROGRESS-TT training: Scouting ideas and technologies and incentivising disclosures

Entry level: Junior staff and/or 1-3 years of experience in TT
Fees: Free*

What will be discussed:

  • Scouting ideas and technologies and incentivising disclosures;
    How can TTOs support the creation of a critical mass of high quality Intellectual Property from the PRO?
    What kind of solutions should be implemented by TTOs to effectively scout new ideas and technologies from the PRO?
    What types of incentive systems are effective to engage research departments and faculties in technology transfer activities?
  • Case studies from the best practice library on CAF 1

*The PROGRESS-TT project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 643486

28-29 June 2017 | Grenoble, France
MedFIT 2017

A 360° approach to build innovation partnerships, source licensing deals and accelerate market access in medtechOrganised by Eurasanté and the NHL Cluster, with the support of Medicalps and Alsace BioValley, the 1st edition of MedFIT will gather 500 participants with 50% international actors (medtech and diagnostics companies and start-ups, TTOs, academia, R&D services companies and investors) who will have the opportunity to meet potential investors and partners from both academia and industry.

MedFIT combines:

  • Pre-qualified one to one meetings to help you meet up to 30 potential partners over two days
  • Round table discussions and conferences to discuss trending topics in the medical technologies and diagnostics sector
  • Start-up slams to promote less than 5-year old company innovations
  • Exhibition area to enhance your visibility
  • Informal networking event

ASTP-Proton members benefit from a 25% discount, use the discount code MF25_SUPP

28-29 November 2017 | Strasbourg, France
BioFIT 2017

With an exclusive partnership with EBD Group, BioFIT is the leading partnering event in Europe for technology transfer, academia-industry collaborations and early stage innovations in the field of Life Sciences. BioFIT is also the marketplace for seed and Series A investment in Life Sciences.

More than 1,200 international leading actors from 30+ countries meet every year to:

  • Engage new partnerships
  • Source innovative and competitive early stage R&D projects
  • Facilitate the emergence of collaborative projects
  • Increase licensing opportunities

BioFIT gathers big pharma, emerging biotech companies, TTOs, research institutions, academia and seed/Series A investors.

ASTP-Proton members benefit from 25% discount, use the discount code BF17_SUP25