Harnessing universities for innovation
Are you keen to capitalise on the new ideas, technology and talent coming out of universities? But do you find academics difficult to engage with? How do you reconcile the university’s public interest mandate with your company’s commercial needs? And how can you formalise your relationship in a contract that works for both parties?
This workshop focuses on the core skill of achieving effective transfer of knowledge and expertise between people operating in contrasting organisational cultures and formulating ways of doing it. It also examines the processes and management issues encountered in working with universities with the aim of enabling strong and lasting partnerships that allow innovation to flourish.
The workshop will provide an opportunity to reflect on the role of universities and what it takes to establish mutually beneficial sustainable relationships. We will look at the process of transferring knowledge from research to innovation both from the perspective of working relationships and formalised contracts. The topic of how best to work in multi-stakeholder consortia and how to win funding will also be covered.
The language of presentations will be English.
Monica Schofield , CEng FIET, Director International Cooperation and EU Office.
Since 1999 Monica has been giving professional advice on the preparation of proposals for European funding, for both researchers and enterprises. Since 1995 she has given well over 100 workshops on research and innovation management and research policy across Europe.
Katharina Elsner is the General Counsel of Tutech. She is responsible for all legal issues for the company and is the legal officer responsible for contracts negotiated by Tutech on behalf of TUHH for industry-university collaboration, services for industry and transfer of intellectual property.
Dr. Margarete Remmert-Rieper
Tutech Innovation GmbH
The workshop is intended for those working in the R&D or new product development functions, those responsible for contracts with academic partners and others interested in harnessing the potential of academic-business collaboration. It is relevant to anyone managing science and technology-based innovation that could involve working with university partners.