According to the participants in the 2018 Fall Meeting, the event in Leiden was a rated a success. This smaller, more intimate event designed to facilitate career development the international networks of those attending welcomed over 100 participants from 21 different countries.
“(It) was great to meet counterparts in my profession who may share my experiences, but who may also have other ideas and approaches.” Tim Moser, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Nethrlands
Meeting under the theme Knowledge Exchange Amongst Peers, the community engaged in both workshop and plenary sessions. A special workshop organised by the SSHA Special Interest Group: SSHA transfer to deal with Body-Computer-Interfaces, heard speakers from Leiden University and Germany’s Telekon Design Gallery unpack the near-future expectations of human modification. These presentations were followed by a spirited discussion and workshop focusing peoples mind on how to transfer SSHA.
The concept of workshop sessions worked throughout the meeting allowing participants to not only learn from experts but also from each other.
“The event had something to offer all members of the TT community from entry level to mid-career and beyond. There was ample opportunity to learn from colleagues through the workshop sessions or more formally through speakers either sharing their years of experience or their state-of-the-art research. Well worth attending” John Gleeson, University of Limerick, Ireland
We were fortunate enough to have Ulf Petrusson, the Director of the Institute for Innovation and Social Change from the University of Gothenburg, for our last plenary. Ulf gave us all a clear understanding of the Open Science approach and its implications for IP management and technology transfer practices.
Last but not least, if you have not seen the photos from the Fall Meeting, go to our Flickr account to check them out.