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Joint Action for Global Impact

In 2023, to coincide with Tallinn's status as European Green Capital, ASTP invites you go become part of the knowledge transfer community's biggest European meeting. Join up to 400 professionals and industry leaders from across the world this May in one of Tallinn's newest hotel, the Hilton Tallinn Park.

Conference Programme

  • Day 1

    Wed 24 May 2023

  • Day 2

    Thu 25 May 2023

  • Day 3

    Fri 26 May 2023

 
10:30 - 15:30

Registration Desk Open

Collect your badge and start you conference experience immediately upon arrival

 
13:30 - 15:30

National Association Advisory Council (NAAC) meeting

By invitation only

This is the bi-annual meeting of ASTP’s National Association Advisory Council (NAAC). Chaired by Vice President for the NAAC Hana Kosová, the invited representatives of each national association will discuss the issues facing the sector in each NAAC member-state.

 
13:00 - 15:30

Masterclass 1

Managing conflict of interests

Founding academics are vital to the business in the early years but few leave their posts within the university.

It is better for the company, the university, and the academic, if they keep a close association with both. However, this entails the academic wearing multiple ‘hats’ and creates the potential for damaging conflict-of-interest situations.

What are the main sources of conflict, what problems can they cause and what is the KTO’s role in minimising, avoiding or managing these conflicts?

Speaker: Jeff Skinner

 
13:00 - 15:30

Masterclass 2

 
13:00 - 15:30

Workshop 1

 
13:00 - 15:30

Workshop 2

A clean slate for a green state

 
13:00 - 15:30

Special Interest Group Meetings

Join the members who volunteer their time to work in their areas of special interest. If you would like to know more about ASTP's SIGs, you can review them here.

 
15:45 - 18:00

City Guided Tour

Discover Tallinn by foot with an expert guide

Join your fellow participants on this tour of historic Tallinn led by local experts.

During the tour, you will pass through the Tallinn city centre and learn how the city's Viru Hotel's became a hub of  KGB activity, now a museum, the building will bring you closer to life in Tallinn during Soviet times. You will also discover the Rotermann Quarter which, just like the Old Town, is packed with historic buildings.

In Tallinn Old Town you shall pass the historic Town Hall Square, Palace of Toompea, the Aleksander Nevskij Cathedral and many other monuments in the UNESCO World Heritage site.

The tour will end at the welcome reception venue.

Remember to book your place when registering for the conference as places are limited and registration is required.

 
18:00 - 19:30

Welcome Reception

Meet friends and colleagues at this official launch of conference

This is the first chance to meet up with your fellow conference participants, guests and speakers. Once again, this event has been kindly sponsored by LifeArc.

 
19:30 - 22:00

Directors' Dinner

This exclusive dinner is for Knowledge Transfer Office directors and senior industrialists responsible for academic partnering. Join your peers for dinner, discussion and networking.

 
08:00 - 17:00

Registration Desk open

If you haven't yet collected you conference pass, headquarters staff will be ready to hand over your accreditation and conference bag.


 
08:00 - 08:30

Meeting for new members

Get to know the community

If you new to the community, join this breakfast meeting to meet the ASTP Board, staff and members of the New Professionals Special Interest Group. This event has been generously supported by LifeArc.

 
08:45 - 09:00

Welcome by the President

Christophe Haunold extends a warm ASTP welcome to all participants

 
09:00 - 09:45

Opening Plenary

A welcome to Tallinn from our local host

It is with great pleasure that ASTP brings our conference to the Estonian capital. This has event has been made possible with the help of our local supporters: Visit Tallinn, Enterprise Estonia and the Estonian Convention Bureau.

 
09:45 - 10:30

Keynote

First Impressions: 27 seconds to create your personal social success

Social relationships are radically affected by first impressions. This session will demonstrate a few effective tools to help make our first impressions create a positive future relationship.

In 45 minutes you’ll understand how to improve your overall behaviour and, even enhance your social skills.

Speaker: Antonio Menegatti

 
10:30 - 11:00

Break

Take the time to meet colleagues and visit the sponsors' booths

 
11:00 - 12:30

First Parallel Session

How to?

This track will focus on the key challenges we face on a daily basis and offer practical ways to address them.

Why not?

This track will focus on innovative approaches to do what we do more effectively and efficiently.

What for?

Here we shall explore the reasons we do what we do: the impact we generate through commercialisation and knowledge transfer and the importance of the ways in which it is measured.

 
12:30 - 01:30

Lunch

Network, organise your face to face meetings, and enjoy a buffet lunch

 
13:30 - 15:30

Knowledge Stock Exchange

The Knowledge Stock Exchange (KSE) welcomes KTOs, partners and businesses to share their latest projects and ideas with the community in 15-minute speaking slots. The Knowledge Stock Exchange (KSE) is divided into three parallel streams :

 
13:30 - 15:30

Knowledge Stock Exchange

Innovation Landscape

Innovation Landscape: session 1

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Innovation Landscape: session 2

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Innovation Landscape: session 3

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Innovation Landscape: session 4

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Innovation Landscape: session 5

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Innovation Landscape: session 6

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13:30 - 15:30

Knowledge Stock Exchange

Initiative Sharing

Knowledge Stock Exchange: Initiative Sharing

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Knowledge Stock Exchange: Initiative Sharing

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Knowledge Stock Exchange: Initiative Sharing

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Knowledge Stock Exchange: Initiative Sharing

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Knowledge Stock Exchange: Initiative Sharing

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Knowledge Stock Exchange: Initiative Sharing

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13:30 - 15:30

Knowledge Stock Exchange

Ecosystem Insight

Knowledge Stock Exchange: Ecosystem Insight

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Knowledge Stock Exchange: Ecosystem Insight

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Knowledge Stock Exchange: Ecosystem Insight

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Knowledge Stock Exchange: Ecosystem Insight

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Knowledge Stock Exchange: Ecosystem Insight

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Knowledge Stock Exchange: Ecosystem Insight

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15:00 - 15:30

Break

Use this time to arrange your face to face meeting

 
15:30 - 17:00

Second Parallel Session

How to?

This track will focus on the key challenges we face on a daily basis and offer practical ways to address them.

Why not?

This track will focus on innovative approaches to do what we do more effectively and efficiently.

What for?

Here we shall explore the reasons we do what we do: the impact we generate through commercialisation and knowledge transfer and the importance of the ways in which it is measured.

 
17:15 - 18:15

General Assembly

Members only

All members are welcome to join this annual meeting to have your say on the future governance and direction of your ASTP.

 
18:30 - 22:00

Conference Dinner

All conference guest are welcome

Join your fellow guests at the Seaplane Harbour Museum for dinner in this fascinating venue. A short tour of the museum is available for those who arrive early.

 
07:30 - 08:30

Wake up and move

Start your day the sporty way

Morning Run

Our traditional morning run will be a sweetly paced 5km round the Hilton Park in front of the Hilton hotel. 

Morning Yoga

Breath, stretch and sent your intention for the day ahead with this led yoga class.

Thi Chi for KT

Join this modern version of the ancient Chinese martial art led by an experienced instructor in the Hilton Park.

 
09:00 - 09:15

Welcome to the final day by ASTP President

 
09:15 - 10:30

Morning Plenary

Triumphs and trials

 
10:30 - 11:00

Break

Take a breather from the hard work and enjoy some snacks and drinks

 
11:00 - 12:30

Third Parallel Session

How to?

This track will focus on the key challenges we face on a daily basis and offer practical ways to address them.

Why not?

This track will focus on innovative approaches to do what we do more effectively and efficiently.

What for?

Here we shall explore the reasons we do what we do: the impact we generate through commercialisation and knowledge transfer and the importance of the ways in which it is measured.

 
12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

Take the chance to build you networks and enjoy your lunch

 
13:30 - 15:30

Fourth Parallel Session

How to?

This track will focus on the key challenges we face on a daily basis and offer practical ways to address them.

Why not?

This track will focus on innovative approaches to do what we do more effectively and efficiently.

What for?

Here we shall explore the reasons we do what we do: the impact we generate through commercialisation and knowledge transfer and the importance of the ways in which it is measured.

 
15:00 - 16:00

Closing drinks

Celebrate all your hard work and efforts with an 'adieu' drink

2023 conference speakers

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Connect directly with Europe's knowledge transfer community

Meet, share and explore new business ideas during ASTP international conference 2023. Join the community, May 2023 in Tallinn, Estonia.

Sponsorship Brochure here

Apply for the Inteum Scholarship

Each year our friends at Inteum, supports the registration, travel and accommodation of a first time attendee to ASTP Conference. Would you like to join us in Tallinn, courtesy of Inteum? Apply before March 31st 2023.

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Thanks to our partners and sponsors

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LifeArc
Inteum
Enterprise Estonia
Visit Tallinn
Estonian Convention Bureau
Wellspring
In-Part
MedTech to Market
Visit Estonia
NLC
KEVRI

Reservation

Please find the link for booking Hilton Event Email (eventsathilton.com)

Room rates

  • King Guest Room/Twin Guest Room : €150 per night for single occupancy
  • King Guest Room/Twin Guest Room : €170 per night for double occupancy

Prices include VAT 9% and breakfast.

Reservation

For reservations please email the hotel booking@metropol.ee and use the booking code ASTP

Room rates

  • Single occupancy in Comfort (standard) room: €95 per night
  • Double occupancy in Comfort (standard) room: €100 per night
  • Single occupancy in Superior room: €105 per night
  • Double occupancy in Superior room: €110 per night

Prices inclusive of breakfast and unlimited usage of the spa-centre

Reservation

Bookings can be made via hotel booking link sokoshotelsreservation. Enter booking code B23ASTP

Room rates

  • €95 per standard single room per night
  • €105 per standard dbl/twn room per night

Reservation

Bookings can be made via hotel booking link here.

Room rates

  • Standard room with single use : €149 per night
  • Standard room with double/twin use : €159 per night
  • Prices include: buffet breakfast, Wi-Fi, use of leisure centre and VAT.

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