TII and ASTP will this summer inaugurate their first joint Summer School in Venice. Taking place within the University of Venice, these two esteemed knowledge transfer organisations are drawing upon decades of experience to offer training courses which will get practitioners up to speed with the latest trends and thinking and take you to the next level of understanding.
The trainers, who will keep you engrossed over the four days, are experienced knowledge transfer professionals who have codified their knowledge to create highly interactive, profound learning experiences for you.
On day one, Ernst Max Nielsen Managing Director of MaxInno (DK), will present “Opportunity Capture: the Key to Innovation and Commercial Success”. Max will lead you through a mechanism for finding real-life opportunities and the best way of evaluating them. You will learn of the successes and failures and the “why’’.
Roger La Salle trains people in innovation, marketing, business management and the new emerging art of Opportunity Capture. His methodology “Matrix Thinking” is now licensed in 19 countries and used in countless organisations worldwide. He has been responsible for a number of successful technology start-ups and in 2004 he was a regular panellist on the ABC New Inventors programme.
Jeff Skinner, Executive Director of the Deloitte Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at London Business School, has delivered may training courses for ASTP-Proton and his interactive energetic style make for a great days learning. In Venice, Jeff will be delivering training on the practical subjects of: Developing a commercial strategy for a technology; When a bad commercial strategy can undermine a great technology and Using Proof of Concept funds wisely.
The places are very limited for this summers school, so book early to guarantee a place.
As one former attendee recently told us:
“Attending TII’s Summer School allowed me, as a young (and mostly clueless) technology transfer professional, to greatly enhance my skills and competencies in a variety of fields. I met colleagues from TTOs, future service providers in innovation consultancy and project partners-to-be in regional innovation agencies.”
“Being able to pick the brains of experts in both knowledge transfer and innovation management, in an informal and friendly environment, was essential for me to establish an open organisational culture and effective networks that paved the way for a successful TecMinho.”
This participant is Marta Catarino. She is currently Director of the Technology Transfer Office of University of Minho and was President of ASTP-Proton 2015-2016