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Many international networks are active in the field of technology transfer and give the opportunity to: be in touch with pairs at the international level, access to training and seminars, exchange of ...

Many international networks are active in the field of technology transfer and give the opportunity to: be in touch with pairs at the international level, access to training and seminars, exchange of good practices and experiences, find partners or investors, promote an innovation and much more. The choice of the network of which you could be a member can be a challenge. The goal of this practice is to give you a quick overview of the existing organisations, and can be a guide for the choice of such a network.

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    • International Technology Transfer Networks FITT – Fostering Interregional Exchange in ICT Technology Transfer – www.FITT-for-Innovation.eu Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
    • Practice in general  Many different objectives can be achieved by joining an international TT oriented network: •  Get in touch with pairs. •  Share experiences. •  Exchange vision. •  Find solution to specific issues •  Have access to practical tools. •  Have access to high level trainings or seminars. •  Be active in workgroups. •  Professionalize his activities. •  Increase the visibility of his organisation. •  Find new partners •  Promote his innovations.2 | March 2010 International Technology Transfer Networks
    • Practice in general  Many networks are active in the field of TT. The choice of the network of which we could be a member can be a challenge.  The goal of this practice is to give a quick overview of the existing networks. A description of the networks, the type of membership, the access to trainings, the events that are organized, the geographic area of activity, some particulars materials,… are elements that can give a clearer vision to guide the choice of a network.  The list of the networks that are described in this tool is non exhaustive. The list was constructed by listing the one in which the members of the FITT project are active. If you manage or are member of a network that is not referenced here, feel free to contact us and we will check the possibility of addition3 | March 2010 International Technology Transfer Networks
    • PROTON  ProTon Europe, the European Knowledge Transfer Association.  Innovation from public research.  Reaches out to almost 600 universities & public research organisations across Europe.  The voice for the KT profession in the development of European and national knowledge transfer policy.  http://www.protoneurope.org/  Proton Europe secretariat: •  Rue des Palais 44, B-1030, Brussels ; •  (T) +32 2211 3432; (F) +32 2211 3405; •  secretariat@protoneurope.org 4 | March 2010 International Technology Transfer Networks
    • ASTP  Non-profit Association of European Science & Technology Transfer Professionals The mission of ASTP is to professionalize and promote technology and knowledge transfer between the European science base and industry  The association consists of more than 500 members, covering 35 countries. The majority of the members are Technology Transfer Professionals at public knowledge institutions  http://www.astp.net/  ASTP Office: •  Rue Koninginnegracht 22; 2514 AB The Hague ;The Netherlands •  T: +31 (0)70 3926374; Fax: +31 (0)70 3926375 •  E-mail: secretary@astp.net; 5 | March 2010 International Technology Transfer Networks
    • LESI  The Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) is an umbrella organization for the 32 national and regional LES societies, each composed of men and women who have an interest in the transfer of technology, or licensing of intellectual property rights - from technical know how and patented inventions to software, copyright and trademarks.  http://www.lesi.org  Regional society for Europe: http://www.les-europe.org/  In Europe: LES Austria, LES Benelux, LES Britain & Ireland, LES Croatia, LES Czech Republic, LES France, LES Germany, LES Hungary, LES Italy, LES Poland, LES Russia, Scandinavia, LES Spain & Portugal, LES Switzerland. 6 | March 2010 International Technology Transfer Networks
    • AUTM  The Association of University Technology Managers to promote, support and improve academic technology transfer worldwide and demonstrate its benefits globally through education, advocacy, networking and communication.  Members come from more than 350 universities, research institutions, teaching hospitals and government agencies as well as hundreds of companies involved with managing and licensing innovations derived from academic and nonprofit research.  http://www.autm.net  AUTM Headquarters: •  111 Deer Lake Road, Suite 100; Deerfield, IL 60015, USA •  T: 847.559.0846; F: 847.480.9282 7 | March 2010 International Technology Transfer Networks
    • TII Technology Innovation International (TII) is an association of technology transferand innovation support professionals. TII members are promoting or providing high quality innovation support and technologytransfer services to firms, with the ultimate aim to develop the knowledge economy andboost the wealth creation process. http://www.tii.org Contact: •  T: +352-46 30 351 •  tii@tii.org 8 | March 2010 International Technology Transfer Networks
    • EARTO  EARTO is the trade association of Europe’s specialised research and technology organisations (RTO’s).  Its members make a major contribution to strengthening economic competitiveness and social development in Europe by supporting product, process and service innovation in all branches of industry and services, public and private  EARTO represents RTOs with a total staff of some 150,000 scientists, engineers and technicians  http://www.earto.org/  EARTO Office: •  Rue Joseph II, 36-38, B-1000 Brussels •  T: +32.2-502 86 98 F: +32.2-502 86 93 •  office@earto.eu 9 | March 2010 International Technology Transfer Networks
    • EIRMA  The European Industrial Research Management Association (EIRMA) exists so that companies can improve the management and organisation of their R&D and innovation activities.  EIRMA is an organisation which deals with the effective global management and organisation of business R&D and innovation within a European perspective. EIRMA engages over 150 major companies which are based in over 20 countries and operate in a wide range of sectors.  http://www.eirma.org/  EIRMA Offices: •  Rue Lauriston 46, F-75116 Paris •  T: +33 (0)1 53 23 83 10 F: +33 (0)1 47 20 05 30 10 | March 2010 International Technology Transfer Networks
    • E.E.N.  The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) helps small companies make the most of the business opportunities in the EU.  A one-stop shop for all business needs:•  Going international•  Technology transfer•  Access to finance•  Research funding•  Advice on EU law and standards•  Intellectual property and patents•  Speak up on EU law  http://www.enterprise-europe-network.ec.europa.eu/index_en.htm 11 | March 2010 International Technology Transfer Networks
    • IASP  The International Association of Science Parks (IASP) connects Science Park professionals from across the globe.  IASP is 375 members, 200.000 companies located in members’ parks, 70 countries with members.  http://www.iasp.ws  IASP World headquarters: •  C/ Maria Curie, 35 (PTA), 29590 Campanillas, Malaga. Spain •  T +34 95 202 83 03, F +34 95 202 04 64 •  iasp@iasp.ws 12 | March 2010 International Technology Transfer Networks
    • TAFTIE  The European network of innovation agencies.  Through TAFTIE, a group of 23 organisations from 21 European countries has established an intense collaboration in the field of the implementation of national technology Programmes. This is to the benefit of both their governments and regular customers.  http://www.taftie.org  Contact: •  The chair rotates every year among members •  Assistant secretariat: T: +31 345 613 013; F: +31 345 630 180 13 | March 2010 International Technology Transfer Networks
    • EICI  The European Interest Group on Creativity and Innovation (“EICI”) connects local and regional stakeholders that foster this relationship in order to make Europe’s economy more competitive and sustainable.  EICI is currently being established. It wishes to enable local and regional agencies and other stakeholders to actively participate in EU initiatives concerning creative industries, culture and innovation.  http://www.creativity-innovation.eu  Contact: •  MFG Baden Württemberg mbH (Stuttgart, Germany) •  Tel. 49 711 90715-336 •  EICI-info@mfg.de 14 | March 2010 International Technology Transfer Networks
    • Other links  National or regional TT networks •  France: CURIE network – valorisation de la recherche publique - www.curie.asso.fr •  Canada: FPPT - Federal Partners in Technology Transfer – www.fptt-pftt.gc.ca •  Australia: AIC – Australian Institute for commercialisation - www.ausicom.com •  Spain: redOTRI - red de Oficinas de Transferencia de Resultados de Investigacion- www.redotriuniversidades.net •  Belgium (Wallonia): LIEU – Liaison Entreprises Universités – www.reseaulieu.be •  Brasil: FORTEC – Fórum Nacional de Gestores de Inovação e Transferência de Tecnologia www.fortec-br.org •  UK: AURIL - Association for University Research and Industry Links - www.auril.org.uk/ •  …  Other networks •  EBN: European BIC (business & Inovation Centers) Network - http://www.ebn.be/ •  KREATEK: cluster mit Kreativität und Technologie – www.kreatek.de •  Bwcon: Technologie und Innovation für Baden-Württemberg – www.bwcon.de •  PraxisUnico: Commercialising research – www.praxisunico.org.uk •  BVCA: British Venture Capital Association – www.bvca.co.uk •  KTNs: Knowledge Transfer Networks – www.ktnetworks.co.uk •  ... 15 | March 2010 International Technology Transfer Networks •  ...
    • Pro’s & Cons  Pro’s •  Get in touch with pairs at the international level. •  Positioning of your organisation at the international level (visibility, make your voice heard) •  Increase the level of your team (access to training, share experiences) •  Professionalize your activity (access to practical tools, lessons learned)  Cons •  Time consuming •  Difficulty to finance these activities (fees, travel & accommodation)16 | March 2010 International Technology Transfer Networks