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Very well received BILAT-USA Technology Transfer Management workshop

Oct 20, 2011

On 4 October 2011 the BILAT-USA project organised its Technology Transfer Management workshop in Luxembourg, in collaboration with INTRASOFT International and Luxinnovation GIE, the National Agency for Promotion of Innovation and Research in Luxembourg.


Main purpose of the workshop was to highlight the importance of Technology Transfer in Europe and schare good practice with the U.S..


The following speakers were involved in the programme:

  • Arnaud Duban, Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)
  • Magdalena Appel and Daniel Gottschald, Chemie Cluster Bayern
  • Catarina Araujo and Serge Quazotti, European IPR Helpdesk
  • George Vincent, NineSigma Europe
  • Jeff Cope, Research Triangle Institute (RTI)


Main message of the Technology Transfer Management workshop was that Innovation is the main source of competitive differentiation and one of the most important drivers for company growth. Technology Transfer has to be need driven with Open Innovation supporting the access to more ideas and different skills.


Jeff Cope from the Research Triangle Institute (RTI) in the U.S., one of the world’s leading research institutes, presented the ways to identify market applications and potential clients for early-stage technologies. He pointed out that a market exists when technology is used as the basis for products/services that deliver meaningful value to a group of customers with common needs.


BILAT-USA (Grant Agreement no: 244434) and Link2US (Grant Agreement no: 244371) Projects are co-funded by the European Union’s Capacities Programme on International Cooperation under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Cooperation.