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Innovation Scouts at RWTH Aachen University

Established in 1870, RWTH Aachen University is the largest university of technology in Germany. The University’s 9 faculties are composed of 260 institutes. RWTH Aachen has more than 42,000 students registered for 144 course programmes.

  • Aimed at: TTOs/PROs
  • University: RWTH Aachen University (Germany)
  • TTO: Division of Technology Transfer
 

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Ideas exchange platform at Cracow University of Economics TTO

Cracow University of Economics is a public university of economics in Poland founded 1925 with 20,000 students enrolled. The Science and Economy Project started in October 2008 and ended in the end of 2011.

  • Aimed at: TTO/Researcher/Industry
  • University: Cracow University of Economics (CUE) (Poland)
  • TTO: Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Krakowie Biuro Projektu Nauka i Gospodarka
 

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Champions Programme at the University of Cambridge

Cambridge Enterprise was established as an external Technology Transfer Office (TTO) by the University of Cambridge in 2006 to help students and academics form and fund spin-out companies, bring new ideas to market, and transfer university expertise to industry and government.

  • Aimed at: TTOs/PROs/Researchers
  • University: University of Cambridge (UK)
  • TTO: Cambridge Enterprise
 

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Business Scouts at the University of Southern Denmark

The Technology Transfer Office (TTO) at SDU was established in 2006 as an internal unit within the university to manage and drive the commercialization of novel research results.

  • Aimed at: TTOs
  • University: University of Southern Denmark (SDU) (Denmark)
  • TTO: Technology Transfer Office of the University of Southern Denmark
 

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Business Development Centres at Ghent University

UGent TechTransfer is the central Technology Transfer Office (TTO) of Ghent University. It was established in 1998. The UGent TechTransfer has a team of about 30 people with broad industry experience.

  • Aimed at: TTOs/PROs
  • University: Ghent University (Belgium)
  • TTO: DISCOVERe (Business Development Center)
 

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Business Developers and Matchmaking Events at IXA

The Innovation Exchange Amsterdam is a collaborative technology transfer office formed in 2014 with around 40 employees for the AMC, UvA, HvA, VU, VUmc.

  • Aimed at: TTO/Researcher/Industry
  • University: VU University Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • TTO: Innovation Exchange Amsterdam (IXA)
 

Advocacy

TTO - A science PhD’s career option beyond the research bench

Have you ever wondered if you (or your research team) ever invent something that has direct translational value what steps will be necessary to actually bring it out in the market?

 

Journals and Articles

Where are the women entrepreneurs, angels and venture capitalists?

Women remain under-represented in science and business including in the creation and operation of spin-off companies from public research institutions.

 

Journals and Articles

What Disruption Actually Is (and What it’s Not)

Technology licensing is an activity where the owner of a patent (the licensor) allows another party (the licensee) the rights to use, adapt and commercialize that patent in exchange for compensation.

 

Journals and Articles

The Value of Open Innovation

Open innovation asserts that a company or organization should make greater use of external ideas in its business and allow its own ideas to go out beyond its own boundaries to others to use in their businesses

 

Journals and Articles

The Keys to Successful Technology In-Licensing

In designing new products and services, companies consider licensing technology as a means of getting to market quickly while reducing risk as well as the expenditure associated with the development stage.

 

Journals and Articles

Good pitch: a key skill for those seeking investment

At the Cambridge Postdoc Enterprise Competition grand finale on 27 October the quality of the finalists’ pitches was vital to their chances of success.