Welcome to TII, Europe's premier independent association of technology transfer and innovation support professionals.

ABOUT US

TII members are promoting or providing high quality innovation support and technology transfer services to firms, with the ultimate aim to develop the knowledge economy and boost the wealth creation process.
The association creates a vibrant hub for members to share professional experience and good practice, to facilitate business opportunities for them and to support them in their technology transfer and innovation assignments.
 
It does this by organizing conferences and training events, by pursuing specialist activities through dedicated sub-groups and by offering high added value web-based tools.

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EVENTS

2014 SUMMER SCHOOL
From 02 June 2014 to 06 June 2014

Location : Tallinn, Estonia

This year's skills development course for the TT and innovation support professions will be held under the aegis of the EU-funded SECURE-R2I project. Programme now available!

02 June 2014
2014 SUMMER SCHOOL
12 May 2014
2014 TII ANNUAL CONFERENCE

PARTNERS ACTIVITIES

 

 

EARMA - European Association of Research Managers & Administrators

The Association forms the interface between research funding organisations and the scientific community, bridging cultural and legal differences between countries, and between academia and industry, contributing to policy consultations, and managing the smooth running of research projects.

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INDUSTRY AND HIGHER EDUCATION

Visit the World's leading journal focusing on collaboration between higher education and business

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INNOVATION NEWS

EASME SET UP: The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises has been set up by the European Commission to manage on its behalf  several EU programmes.

PATENT FILINGS AT EPO REVEAL NEW HIGH IN 2013: The European Patent Office (EPO) received more than 265,000 patent filings in 2013. This is a 2.8% increase over 2012 (257,700 filings), and a new all-time high.

TII 2014 UTRECHT: Registration for the TII 2014 conference on "Smart Sustainable Innovation - The Global Perspective" is open. A full programme and information on hotel accommodation, etc. are available on the conference page of the TII website.

 

SIX MEMBER STATES OF THE EU are in the top ten of the most innovative nations compiled by this year’s Global Innovation Index (GII).

 

MAKING INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS WORK offers concrete lessons and recommendations from managers on both sides of the divide. Publication downloadable free of charge.

COUNTRY-LEVEL REPORTS ON UBC AVAILABLE: The Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre, with the support of DG EAC of the European Commission, have made available 14 country-level reports on university-business cooperation in Europe, including Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the UK.

RECENT TRENDS IN FILING STRATEGIES OF US PATENTEES: Now into its 4th edition, inovia's U.S. Global Patent and IP Trends Indicator report highlights some interesting trends affecting the foreign filing strategies of U.S. patentees.

KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER FROM PROs: The European Parliament's Science and Technology Options Assessment unit (STOA) recently commissioned a study on the role of Knowledge Transfer Offices within Public Research Organisations in the field of knowledge transfer. 

THE BUSINESS PLATFORM - Entrepreneurship & management in the early stages of a firm's development. Each year a large number of company start-ups are created throughout Europe. More of these do not develop into medium-sized or large businesses. Dr. Magnus Klofsten, who is director of the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Linköping University in Sweden, describes in his book eight different elements which e new company start-up must develop if it is to succeed in the long run.


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