Organising your KTO for Growth and Success

///Organising your KTO for Growth and Success

Organising Your KTO for Growth and Success


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09:00 – 09:15 Welcome and introduction
09:15 – 10.00 Role of the KTO within the organisation
10:00 – 10:45 The tasks of the KTO
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 12:00 Organisational models for a KTO
12:00 – 12:45 It’s all about the people – the different roles in a KTO
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch
13:45 – 14:30 KTO activities reporting
14:30 – 14:45 Case study introduction – The consultant cometh
14:45 – 15:30 Case study preparation in groups
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:00 Case study feedback
17:00 – 17:15 Round up of day 1
19:00 Networking dinner
09:00 – 09:45 Incentivising and engaging academics
09:45 – 10:30 Intellectual asset management as a model for knowledge transfer
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 11:45 Intellectual asset management in practice
11:45 – 12:30 Managing a patent portfolio
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:15 Managing research contracts
14:15 – 15:00 Managing licensing agreements
15:00 – 15:45 Complying with state aid regulations
15:45 – 16:15 Coffee break
16:15 – 17:30 Panel discussion – KTO processes
09:00 – 09:45 Finding external partners
09:45 – 10:30 Buidling strategic partnerships
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 11:45 Managing proof of concept schemes
11:45 – 12:30 Managing investment funds
12:30 – 13:00 Wrap up
13:00 – 13:30 Lunch
Course ends

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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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Single use: €100
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

  • By taking into account the specificities of their research organisation, participants will be able to refine and improve the organisational model of their KTO
  • To design effective reporting, addressing key stakeholder interests
  • Manage the research results the KTO, using an IP approach to maximise the benefits for society
  • Acquire concrete advice and tools to improve their operational processes spcifically patent prosecution and portfolio management, contract life cycle and PoC scheme.
  • Learn how to effectively build a successful network of partners.


  • Role and tasks of the KTO
  • Organisational models
  • The different roles and profiles in a KTO
  • Activities and financial reporting
  • Managing research results using an IP approach
  • Managing a patent portfolio
  • Managing research contracts
  • Managing licensing agreements
  • Managing Proof of Concept scheme
  • Managing strategic partnerships
  • Funding KT activities

Why join this course?

This three-day course provides a broad overview of technology transfer, the inner processes of a KTO, and ecosystem development activities. Experienced KTO managers, will guide you through issues such as reporting, human resources, intellectual property, contract management and compliance.

The interactive workshops include case studies and practical examples of KTO operations. The course has been scheduled to give you not only a valuable learning experience but to allow you to optimise networking opportunities with your peers from across Europe.

Who should attend?

Operations within knowledge transfer offices can be diverse in terms of human resources, stakeholder engagement, and the business acumen needed to conduct daily business.

Are you an experienced KT Officer, KTO manager, IP portfolio manager or responsible for the administrative processes of a KTO with at least two years’ experience?

Do you wish to become Head of a KTO or responsible for the operation of a KTO? This course is designed for technology transfer professionals in charge the operations or administration of a knowledge transfer office.

Given our organisation’s size, this course undeniably helped to streamline our TTO process towards efficiency.
Ram Siddappa, Erasmus MC, the Netherlands