This year, ASTP heads west to Dublin for the 20th Annual Conference: May 21-23, 2019. Situated in the leafy northern suburb of Ballsbridge, the conference guarantees to be the hottest ticket for knowledge transfer professionals in Europe this year.
Over the last 19 years, ASTP conferences have united hundreds of KT professionals from across the world for days of learning and networking. But our conferences reach well beyond KT professionals attracting major stakeholders from industry, SMEs, finance and government.
This year’s theme: Creating Value through Knowledge, is in many ways the resolution of ASTP and all KTOs. It epitomises our work and ambitions, and during our days together it will be the principal driving us to expand our knowledge, deepen our connections and build towards a brighter future.
The conference, in association with Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) offers two days of discussion on subjects such as: Artificial Intelligence and IP Protection, How to Deal with Equity Cases, Licensing Inventions: the Challenge for KTOs, GDPR and Bioethics. All this alongside energetic international Keynote Speakers, such as Benjamin Soffer, former Managing Director of T3: technology transfer office of the Israel Institute of Technology, Israel and Kevin Cullen, Vice President of Innovation and Economic Development, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia. These experts are happy to share their wealth of experience with you.
As you know, much of the conference work takes place beyond the formal sessions. We have a packed pre-conference day on the 21st May which includes two free workshops, a visit to the Guinness Enterprise Centre, and walking tour of Dublin which ends at the Welcome Reception at Ireland’s oldest university, Trinity College.
One well-established feature of the conferences is the Knowledge Stock Exchange (KSE). This is a series of 15-minute slots allows participants to share and learn directly from one another. This time can be booked: by EU projects to share their initiatives; by Technology Transfer Offices (TTOs) as a source of inspiration or to identify possible partners, and this year, for the first time, we have created a new strand within the KSE, designed for industrial partners to speak directly to the academics to share their ideas, wishes and future ambitions.
One well-established feature of the conferences is the Knowledge Stock Exchange (KSE). This series of 15-minute slots allows participants to share and learn directly from one another. This time can be booked: by EU projects to share their initiatives; by Technology Transfer Offices (TTOs) as a source of inspiration or to identify possible partners, or for industrial partners to speak directly to the academics to share their ideas, wishes, and future ambitions. Would you like to join the Knowledge Stock Exchange? Read more here.
Year on year, ASTP’s conferences are growing in numbers of attendees and stature: last year we welcomed 379 participants from 42 countries to Liège, we are planning to equal or surpass that this year. There is business to be done, and Dublin this May is the place to do it.