National Associations Advisory Committee

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WHAT IS THE NAAC ?

The NAAC is the National Associations Advisory Committee, composed of 32 European national associations (NAs) of K/TT. The NAAC is a governing body within the ASTP-Proton association and chaired by the ASTP-Proton Vice President NAAC, Andrew Carlin.

A National Association is:

  • a formal KTT Association (institutional or individual memberships), or
  • an informal KTT association, with the intention to formalize its National Association

WHAT DOES THE NAAC OFFER?

The role of each national association is crucial to the development of national K/TT activities in Europe. ASTP-Proton, being the European association in knowledge and technology transfer, aims at increasing the efficiency of the European innovation system, but will not be able to reach a maximum level without the support of the national associations.

The NAAC facilitates interactions with its members in, at least, the following areas:

  • EU representation
  • the Body of Knowledge (for example staff exchange, building on TT library, peer review, exchange of case studies)
  • regional Capacity Building Technology Transfer expertise
  • European survey and impact measurement
  • professional development on European, as well as on national level, such as trainings, courses or events
  • Capacity Building National Associations (CBNA)
  • support in the formalization process of National Associations

The NAAC have developed a Handbook for a National Association in Knowledge Transfer. Download the first edition here

WHICH COUNTRIES ARE REPRESENTED IN THE NAAC ?

Stating October 2015, the following 32 European national associations in K/TT are active NAAC members

 National associationCountry
1Austrian TT NetworkAustria
2Reseau LieuBelgium
3TTO FlandersBelgium
4Bulgarian Network of Technology Transfer (BNTT) Bulgaria
5Informal TT networkCroatia
6TransferaCzech Republic
7Danish National Network for Technology Transfer (DNNT)Denmark
8Informal TT networkEstonia
9Reseau C.U.R.I.EFrance
10TechnologieAllianzGermany
11Praxi NetworkGreece
12Technology and Knowledge Transfer Forum of Hungarian UniversitiesHungary
13Iceland TT NetworkIceland
14IKTIG (Irish Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Group)Ireland
15NetvalItaly
16Informal TT networkLithuania
17Maltese TT NetworkMalta
18Dutch Technology Transfer Professionals AssociationNetherlands
19Association of Innovation Companies in Norway (FIN)Norway
20PACTT (Polish Network of Academic Technology Transfer Centres)Poland
21IP Management PolandPoland
22UTEN/ GAPI (Informal network Portugal)Portugal
23Informal TT networkSerbia
24Slovenian TT NetworkSlovenia
25RedOTRISpain
26RedTransferSpain
27Swedish Network for Innovation and Technology Transfer Support (SNITTS)Sweden
28The Swiss Technology Transfer Association (SwiTT)Switzerland
29University-Industry Collaboration Centers Platform (USIMP)Turkey
30TTIRA (Technology Transfer Inter-Regional Association)Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova
31PraxisUnicoUnited Kingdom
32Association for University Research and Industry Links (Auril)United Kingdom

Would you like to learn more?

Please feel free to contact Andrew Carlin or Anne Disseldorp.