David Gill, Head of St John’s Innovation Centre (the largest and most important incubator in the United Kingdom), advocates that technology transfer is a difficult process and that the quality of academics and researchers should not be underestimated. The expert believes that the United Kingdom has taken the lead part in this process and that in Portugal organizations like UTEN Portugal (University Technology Enterprise Network) will allow Portugal to accelerate its development and avoid many of the errors that the British made in the early days when enthusiasm triumphed over limited experience.
Experiencing Technology Transfer in Cambridge October 18-20, at University of Aveiro
David Gill, Head of St John’s Innovation Centre – the largest and most important incubator in the UK, Richard Jennings, Director of Tech Transfer/member of Cambridge Enterprise, and Peter Hiscocks, Previous Director of Cambridge Enterprise, are the speakers of the next workshop organized by UTEN Portugal. Under the theme “Experiencing Technology Transfer in Cambridge”, this fifth workshop will be held at the Sala de Senado (Senate Room) of the Dean’s Office of the University of Aveiro, from October 18-20. At the workshop, the speakers will present the model and experience of the University of Cambridge on Technology Transfer and Clusters.
The first session of the workshop will discuss “Universities, Cluster strategies and regional development”. Here, the status of Technology Transfer in Portugal – UTEN Portugal network will be discussed, as well as the History of the development of the Cambridge Cluster and the University of Cambridge’s role on this matter. Another theme up for discussion during this first session is the basis of successful clusters & Technology Transfer. Session two will focus on the component parts of “Technology Transfer and Clustering Spin-offs”: University research, Patents and IP Management, etc. The final session of the workshop will be focused on international comparisons, namely what can be learned from them and how can such learning be applied. Following the tradition of the previous workshops organized by UTEN Portugal, the workshop targets TTOs (technology transfer officers), incubator managers and entrepreneurs.
Here are the presentations from the UTEN Researcher Workshop on Thursday, June 18 at Innovation Days in Lisbon, Portugal.
Here are the presentations from the UTEN Entrepreneur Workshop on Saturday, June 20 at Innovation Days in Lisbon, Portugal.