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About Digital Innovations SIG

Launched as the Software SIG in 2016, the scope of the Digital Innovations (DI) SIG has broadened in recent years to encompass the full scope of digital innovations and how they impact on knowledge transfer and start-up activities.

In recent years, the DI SIG has expanded its scope to the following operational working groups::

  • Open Source
  • Data Management and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Clinical Software
  • Digital Start-ups
  • Licensing Software Intellectual Property (IP)

In addition, the DI SIG has launched the Software Case Studies Database and the Software License Deal Terms Survey among its members in order to analyse and share up-to-date best practices in these areas.

As we see developments accelerating in areas such as e-learning, e-health, big data, AI, blockchain and open source, the DI SIG strives to be up-to-date and continuously build this knowledge base to exchange and collaborate among the ASTP community. So if you are involved in digital innovations knowledge transfer: Join the DI SIG!

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Digital Innovations SIG Resources


Tea with ASTP: Academic entrepreneurship initiatives for impactful knowledge transfer

Science and researchers should be at the forefront of solving our most pressing global challenges. Impactful research commercialisation will require educating a new generation of entrepreneurs with a deep appreciation of science.


Tea with ASTP: Glimpses of the Spanish landscape, get set for 2024

Welcome to the new year and the first Tea with ASTP of 2024. As we prepare for the Annual Conference in Seville, Spain this May we will take a look at the KT landscape in Spain and discuss what to expect from the conference.


Digital Innovations SIG: World Lunch #4

Quantum computing is one of the next big technologies. Robert Harrison, who is also a Board Member of the European Quantum Industry Consortium, explains how to gain an understanding of the physics and maths behind quantum computing and the IP rights involved.


Digital Innovations World Lunch #3

Speaker, Koen Verhoef, will be discussing conceptual and procedural aspects of providing such data access and will share details on the commercial terms of a number contracts that we have negotiated with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning companies. As this is a relatively new aspect that KTOs are dealing with, we aim to make this an interactive session and hope that participants are willing to share their own experiences on this topic.


Openness, IPR and Technology Transfer

This webinar aims to clarify the differences between “open” practices and policies and to show that openness is not incompatible with IP protection or commercial exploitation. The focus on “open” requirements will be in the context of the EC’s Horizon Europe funding programme, and the implications for TTOs.


Morning Plenary | Transforming Technology Transfer

During this insightful session, Alastair Banks presented the numerous ways Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming technology transfer and how KTOs and TTOs should consider using it in their everyday activities. The session thoroughly explores tools like ChatGPT and LinkedIn Sales Navigator.

How to initiate a SIG?

Do you have a specialist interest, a burning issue, or a brilliant insight which you would like to share with the ASTP community? This guide book explains how you can initiate a Special Interest Group (SIG) with the help of HQ and your ASTP colleagues.

Download the Guide