Fundamentals of Technology Transfer

///Fundamentals of Technology Transfer

Fundamentals of Technology Transfer


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09:00 – 09:30 Welcome and introduction
09:30 – 10:45 Finding and evaluating technology opportunities and exploitation strategies
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 12:30 Patenting: ‘what you should know’
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Software business models
15:00 – 16:00 Introduction to licensing
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 17:45 Licensing exercise
19:00 Networking dinner
09:00 – 10:00 Technology transfer through research collaboration
10:00 – 11:00 Introduction to academic spin-offs
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00 Basics of spin-off financing
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Case study academic spin-off
15:00 – 16:00 Spin-out
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 16:45 Case study introduction – The photon counting detector
16:45 – 17:15 Case study presentations within groups
17:15 – 17:45 Case study feedback
09:00 – 10:15 Negotiation tactics: theory and practice
10:15 – 10:30 Case study introduction – negotiation
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30 Case study – negotiation
12:30 – 12:45 Course summary and wrap-up
12:45 – 13:45 Sandwich lunch

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Close to Amsterdam

Leiden is conveniently located, within 20 minutes from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. It is close to the cities of Amsterdam and The Hague. The city of Leiden is one large open-air museum. The canals, the historical buildings, the alleyways, the treasuries of knowledge, culture and science: Leiden is definitely worth seeing.

Internationally renowned

Leiden is truly a city of knowledge with international allure. Leiden has the oldest university and the biggest life science cluster of the Netherlands, and is among the leaders in prestigious European academic knowledge centres. Therefore, Leiden is the perfect location for exchanging knowledge about technology transfer.


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Double use: €125

Breakfast, internet (1mb), VAT, fitness, swimming pool, sauna and parking: included
Local city tax €2.50 per person per night: excluded.

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Rates Training Course

Member early bird until 1 August 2018: €1290
Member: €1350

Non-member early bird until 1 August 2018: €1940
Non-member: €2000

If you are not a member join here for €250 a year and benefit immediately from the membership discounts and other specials

CE Points: 18

Learning objectives

  • A broad overview of the fields covered by Knowledge Transfer Officers and offices;
  • Cover the basic output of a KTO / TTO;
  • Gain insights into patenting and patent evaluation, and the licensing process;
  • Develop the rudimentary tools for dealing with inventions, inventors, licensees, founders and potential cooperation partners;
  • Increase knowledge on setting up a spin-off company, including the broad financing possibilities;
  • Tips and tricks on negotiation a successful deal (with a collaboration partner, a spin off or a licensee)


  • Evaluation of exploitation strategy and options
  • Patenting: ‘what you should know’
  • Introduction to licensing
  • Basics of spin-off creation and financing
  • Collaboration and negotiation strategies

Why join this course?

  • Evaluation of exploitation strategy and options
  • Patenting: ‘what you should know’
  • Introduction to licensing
  • Basics of spin-off creation and financing
  • Collaboration and negotiation strategies

Who should attend?

This course will guide you through the basic processes of technology transfer – from receiving and evaluating an invention disclosure to pitching for investment, and negotiating deals. You will learn from experienced technology transfer professionals and have an opportunity to network with your peers.

Through a mixture of seminar-style presentations, case studies, interactive analysis and discussions, you will learn the fundamental skills of a technology transfer professional. This is a unique opportunity to learn in a small collaborative group from experts who have accumulated decades of insights and specialist knowledge. Over the three days, you will develop your skills and acquire know-how vital to becoming a successful Technology Transfer Officer.

Most relevant, interesting and practical training I have ever had, very interactive an multi-disciplinary. It makes an IMPACT.
Edith van Lishout, KU Leuven, Belgium
I highly recommend ASTP’s FTT course for anyone new to tech transfer. You will have the opportunity to strengthen your understanding of the subject matters and meet some great people.
Arsalan Barmand
The FTT course was a great launchpad and a source of extra inspiration and motivation for my TT activities.
Rui Sousa, TecMinho, Portugal