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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


KEVRI: the smarter way to translate knowledge into impact

In this dynamic session, Corin and Natalie provide valuable insights about fostering collaborations between universities and businesses to drive innovation. Learn about best practices and real-world use cases. Discover how KEVRI can streamline workflows, enhance collaboration, and drive results.


Digital Innovations SIG: World Lunch #2, Digital Start-ups

Malcolm Bain and Florian Kirschenhofer, two of the coordinators of the DI SIG discuss specific challenges for digital start-ups, including IP identification, protection and licensing models, business models, key issues for tech transfer agreements, and ongoing collaboration with university.


Tea with ASTP: Yes we can't

Yes, we can't. Making sense of the Research Exemption in Patent Law


Tea with ASTP: Forget the guesstimate

Forget the guesstimate: a statistics-based approach to royalty structuring and quantifying


Digital Innovations SIG: World Lunch #1, Open Source

This first edition of the Digital Innovations SIG's Online World Lunch discussed Open Science and Open-Source policies of universities. Increasingly result in academic software are published under a Free Open-Source Software (FOSS) license.

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.

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