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S I I F T T W S Invitation 11

  1. 1. Science and Innovation Investment Fund Republic of Croatia EuropeAid/127709/D/SER/HR TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER WORKSHOPS Dear Madam / Sir, Science Innovation Investment Fund1 (SIIF) together with Ministry of Education, Science and Sports (MSES) and Human Dynamics Consortium2 for SIIF Technical Assistance (TA) support welcomes you on Technology Transfer (TT) workshop. This two-day TT workshop is designed having in mind needs of potential SIIF grant-scheme applicants preparing the project proposals by themselves. Workshops will have practical nature and will be implemented using the interactive approach. In March 2010 TT workshops will be held in English at: • March 15th-16th, 2010 in Zagreb Sveučilište u Zagrebu, Ulica kralja Zvonimira 8, Zagreb • March 18th-19th, 2010 in Rijeka Sveučilište u Rijeci, Trg braće Mažuranića 10, Rijeka Please note that to the representative of the project team is offered a one-time possibility for participation at these workshops. Registration to workshops is obligatory and could be done by calling to +385 12352695 or sending e-mail to The workshops will be led by international expert team: Mr. Karl-Heinz Jach (Germany), Dr. Arvydas Sutkus (Lithuania) and Mr. Mohamad Eli (Croatia) 1 The global objective of SIIF Grant Scheme is to enhance technology and commercialisation capacities in Higher Education Institution and Public Research Organisations in order to contribute to sustainable regional development and industry competitiveness of high value added sectors of the economy and knowledge based SMEs. 2 Human Dynamics Consortium consists of next companies: Hyman Dynamics – public sector consulting (Austria), LIC – Lithuanian Innovation Centre (Lithuania), Exemplas Holding Limited (Great Britain), DGA S.A. (Poland). Implemented by the Human Dynamics Consortium The project is funded by the European Union 1/3
  2. 2. Science and Innovation Investment Fund; Republic of Croatia EuropeAid/127709/D/SER/HR Trainers Mr. Karl-Heinz Jach – Key Expert for Human Dynamics Consortium that provides Technical Assistance to SIIF Grant Scheme – Technology Transfer expert • International expert having over 22 years experience in the field of innovation, knowledge and technology transfer: in establishing partnerships between Higher Education Institutions, Public Research Organisations, as well as working directly with SMEs for the commercialisation of research results He has vast experience in elaborating and carrying out training programmes based on thorough training needs analysis, developing guidelines and materials for trainings Dr. Arvydas Sutkus – Technology Transfer Expert (Lithuania). • Dr. Sutkus has extensive knowledge of SME environment, cooperation and partnership models between SMEs, SMEs and research & technology organisations. He specializes in organisation of technology partnerships and development of innovation support services, in particular for SMEs, in the field of: o Technology transfer; o Technology audit; o Technology strategy development; o Technology partnership; o Innovation financing, etc. Mr. Mohamad Eli – Senior Consultant for innovation and donor programs. • Eli Mohamad is a senior consultant with Sense Consulting Ltd, responsible for development and management of projects financed from EU and donor programmes (World Bank, USAID, EBRD, EIB, etc.). His areas of expertise also include identification and implementation of projects related to commercialization of innovation in the SME sector, as well as the creation and maintenance of business networks with public institutions. Before joining Sense Consulting, he worked on public and private sector financing (Croatia), placement of new technologies on the market (QinetiQ, Plc, UK), research competencies mapping for participation in the Community programmes (EU), and hospitality management (USA). He graduated from the American College of Management and Technology (RH) and holds a Technology and Innovation Management Masters degree from the University of Sussex, SPRU (UK). He is an enthusiast for emerging technologies. HUMAN DYNAMICS CONSORTIUM 2/3
  3. 3. Science and Innovation Investment Fund; Republic of Croatia EuropeAid/127709/D/SER/HR TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER WORKSHOPS AGENDA Day 1 Day/Time Activity Content Introduction in an interactive way; Workshop opening, introduction of trainers expectations systematized; short 09:00 – 10:30 and participants, expectation of the motivation training; objectives of the participants, motivation, course objectives workshop demonstrated and agreed with the participants 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break General knowledge on technology transfer in Presentation of actual best practices on the area of R & D results, capacity TT in Europe; exchange of experiences 11:00 – 12:30 development in technology/knowledge with participants; practical exercises transfer; EC policy and programmes in the sector 12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break Practical exercises on TT tools: Research & Development and Innovation technology mapping; technology 14:00 - 15:30 Commercialization of R & D results, science forecasting; technology valuation; – industry cooperation technology assessment; brainstorming, scenario planning 15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break Research & Development and Innovation Discussion of models, environ-mental 16:00 – 17:30 Commercialization of R & D results, science situation, TT-management, practical – industry cooperation (part 2) examples and exercises Day 2 Transnational Technology Transfer; Partnership between Higher Education 09:00 – 10:30 Exercises and summary Institutions; Public Research Organizations and industry / SME sector 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break Intellectual Property Rights and Project Presentation and exchange of 11:00 – 12:30 Pipeline Preparation, project management experiences 12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break From European experiences to Financing of innovation and TT initiatives, 14:00 – 15:30 concrete situation in Croatia; practical financial management; sustainability exercises with participants 15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break Conclusions of the workshop, handover of practical guides for TT 16:00 – 17:30 Interactive game as practical exercise and workshop materials; questions and answers HUMAN DYNAMICS CONSORTIUM 3/3