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Laura MacDonald

Laura MacDonald

Chief Executive

Laura joined ASTP in September 2016

Laura is responsible for managing the headquarters of this pan-European association of knowledge transfer professionals, with members across industry, academia and other stakeholders in the innovation landscape. She works with the Board to develop and then implement strategies to advance the objectives of the association.

A Law graduate from the University of Glasgow, Laura’s professional life has concentrated on the knowledge transfer sector where she has gained extraordinary experience as the Head of Licensing at: The University of Edinburgh, Leiden University Medical Center and Leiden University.

Laura now lives in the Netherlands and travels extensively across Europe promoting the work of ASTP and raising the profile of knowledge transfer professionals at the highest levels of Europe’s political and academic life.