about us


ASTP-Proton is a nonprofit organization committed to knowledge transfer between universities and industry. Our focus is to further improve the quality of impact that public research has on the economy and society.

The Association of European Science and Technology Transfer Professionals (ASTP) was the European professional association for knowledge transfer (KT). Established in 2000 by a group of leading practitioners, with more than 650 members from 41 countries, ASTP’s focal point has been on providing outstanding training and practice exchange among KT professionals.

ASTP and Proton Europe decided to combine forces in May 2013 to effectively provide knowledge transfer for professionals with a broader scope, being more inclusive in the “innovation ecosystem”.


Here at ASTP-Proton our goal is promoting and professionalizing knowledge transfer practice. Our main focus being on knowledge transfer for professionals and technology transfer offices.
Our mission is to help with professional development via courses online or in-person. Our courses are carefully designed for individuals in the technology transfer field.


ASTP-Proton portrays the interest of members in innovation and technology transfer policies. We collect and publish data, success stories and other information relevant to the knowledge transfer field and its stakeholders.


  • Establish and exchange the best practices for knowledge and technology transfer.
  • Train professionals and help professional development.
  • Technology Licensing and commercialization.
  • Open Innovation and creation of successful spin-outs.
  • Offer amazing networking opportunities.
  • Offer you a platform for your ideas.


ASTP-Proton strives to shape the future profession of knowledge and technology transfer while increasing the attraction and credibility of the technology transfer profession, join us on our journey to setting out better and more efficient ways of transferring knowledge and technology.