Ascenion GmbH
Ascenion is an exclusive technology transfer partner to numerous research institutes of the Helmholtz and Leibniz Associations, the Hannover Medical School and associated organizations for translational research – with particular expertise in the life sciences.

It advises and supports 25 academic research institutions and affiliated organizations across Germany and Europe with regard to the protection and exploitation of their intellectual property. It also initiates and mediates license agreements between research institutions and industry with a particular emphasis on coaching company founders and on active equity management.

Ascenion organises an annual event, the BioVaria in Munich, Germany. Go to the partners’ events page for more information.

Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals (ATTP)
ATTP is a global network with a mission to promote and maintain global standards in knowledge and technology transfer. Their goals are to m
aintain internationally recognized standards for the knowledge and technology transfer professional; to award the Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP) status to knowledge and technology professionals who demonstrate core competency and achievement in the field; to support national associations of KT/KE professionals to raise the caliber of their members through recognized programs of professional development; and to encourage providers to deliver internationally recognized standards.

ATTP comprises members of ten technology associations, of which four are the founding Associations: ASTP-Proton, AUTM, KCA and PraxisUnico; and six associations that have since joined are SNITTS, SARIMA, STEM, TechnologieAllianz, UNITT and ÜSİMP. Together, the Alliance represents more than 10,000 professionals.

Go to our events calendar for more information on approved ASTP-Proton upcoming events.



EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk
The services of the EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk aim at supporting EU and Japanese companies, universities, research centres and individuals in their steps to search for technologies and understand the mechanics of tech transfer transactions, as well as bridging the knowledge gap about current available technologies from both Japan and the EU.

The services are supported mainly through the website of the Helpdesk (, which provides general content (articles, videos, webcasts) about intellectual property rights, technology transfer, and related topics between the EU and Japan.


Eurasanté is a development agency dedicated to tech transfer and business development in life sciences sector. Eurasanté works to promote the growth of the biology, health and nutrition sectors in the Hauts-de-France region.

Eurasanté organises several events per year, such as the BioFIT and MedFIT, offering 25% discount to ASTP-Proton members. Go to the partners’ events page for more information on both events.



Falling Walls Foundation
Falling Walls is a unique international platform for leaders from the worlds of science, business, politics, the arts and society. It was initiated on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall.

Each year on 9 November – the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall – the Falling Walls Foundation organises the Falling Walls Conference in Berlin, during which the winner of Falling Walls Science Start-Up of the Year will present their most innovative start-up to a larger audience. The day before, on 8 November, 20 selected leading academic institutions and venture capitalists present their most outstanding science-based enterprises to an audience and a distinguished jury, including the ASTP-Proton President. Go to the partners’ events page for more information on both events.