Past Events

2019 Global Technology Cooperation Forum

12 Dec 2019

Location : Seoul, South Korea

The TII Korea Chapter is inviting our partners to the “2019 GT (Global Technology) Cooperation Forum” to be held on December 12, 2019, in Seoul, South Korea. The objective of the forum is to spur global technology cooperation and sharing R&D outcomes

2019 Summer School

From 26 Aug 2019 to 29 Aug 2019

Location : Amersfoort, Netherlands

The 2019 summer school is being organised in collaboration with ASTP and hosted by Hogeschool Utrecht in the beautiful Dutch city of Amersfoort.

Innovation Dialogue - Open Innovation for SMEs - Introducing the INSPIRE Platform

12 Jun 2019

Location : Business Pôle, Sophia Antipolis, France

A half-day event to share insights on the management of Open Innovation in SMEs, the presentation of case studies and an introduction to the new INSPIRE platform and its tools to support SMEs and innovation intermediaries with the OI process.

Train-the-Trainers Event: Cultural Understanding for Business Expansion and Innovation

03 Jun 2019

Location : EASME - Covent Garden, Place Rogier 16, 1210 Brussels, Belgium

How can European SMEs stay competitive and innovative on the global market? Our response: by learning from emerging economies.

TII China Chapter Summer School

From 18 Sep 2018 to 21 Sep 2018

Location : Zhengzhou, China

A 5-day training and business opportunity forum to create bridges between Chinese and overseas technology transfer professionals. The week will comprise 1 day of Chinese R&D&I policy and practitioner insiights, 2 days of training in TT methodologies

Joint TII/ASTP-Proton Summer School

From 27 Aug 2018 to 30 Aug 2018

Location : Venice, Italy

4-Day Skills Development Course for Capturing and Optimizing Research Business Opportunities

TII Innovation Dialogue: Demonstrating Value from Open Innovation Support Instruments

19 Apr 2018

Location : Brussels, Belgium

The day features policy contributions from the European Commission, testimonials from practitioners, a dialogue between the panel and the audience, as well as a participative Road Mapping Exercise.

TII Innovation Dialogue

From 22 Mar 2018 to 23 Mar 2018

Location : Vaasa, Finland

Informed and informal debate on clean energy technologies and the circular economy (harvest, converge, storage) with a special focus on commercialization and internationalization issues.


From 27 Nov 2017 to 01 Dec 2017

Location : Brussels

The 9th European Innovation Summit will take place during the week 27.11 - 1.12 2017 in and around the European Parliament in Brussels in the context of the first ever European Innovation Week.


From 16 Nov 2017 to 18 Nov 2017

Location : Seoul, South Korea

The TII Korea Chapter is pleased to invite overseas experts to attend the “2017 GT (Global Tech) Day” in Seoul, Korea. This annual event provides hi-tech Korean companies and overseas participants with collaboration opportunities through a

ERICENA Matchmaking Tour to China

From 24 Oct 2017 to 31 Oct 2017

Location : Beijing, Chengdu, Qingdao

ERICENA project team is organizing a ERICENA Matchmaking Tour to China in October 2017. A preliminary agenda of the tour will come soon.

2017 TII Training School

From 02 Oct 2017 to 06 Oct 2017

Location : Lyon/Villeurbanne, France

A unique week-long skills development course for capturing and optimizing research business opportunities, delivered by international experts and enriched by first-hand case study material. Special SUMMER RATE of €950 available until 10 September!

XXVIII ISPIM Innovation Conference

From 18 Jun 2017 to 21 Jun 2017

Location : Vienna, Austria

A 3-day, multi-track conference full of thought provoking innovation management content ​

TII Dialogue: Energize.Commercialize.Internationalize

From 23 Mar 2017 to 24 Mar 2017

Location : Vaasa, Finland

A 2-day exchange among international research commercialization experts on hot topics and trends on bridging the research-to-market gap

CoachCom Final Event: Coaching Business Innovation

29 Nov 2016

Location : Geneva, Switzerland

Representatives of the European Commission and the regions will share and discuss needs and opportunities in designing and operating regional systems for coaching business innovation in SMEs.

Technology Transfer Training and R&D&I Site Visits

From 03 Oct 2016 to 07 Oct 2016

Location : Rennes, France

A new week-long programme of technology transfer training and site visits to R&D&I centres in the agri-food sector will be organised in the early autumn under the auspices of the FP7 SUAFRI-EPC project.

Technology Transfer Training and R&D&I Site Visits

From 04 Jul 2016 to 08 Jul 2016

Location : Coimbra, Portugal

Join the technology transfer training course and innovation tour of leading R&D&I centres in the Coimbra region. Fee for TII members: EUR 200. See programme for more details.

SOUL-FI final conference

From 21 Jun 2016 to 22 Jun 2016

Location : Delft, Netherlands

SOUL-FI final conference on June 21st and 22nd, Netherlands

TII 2016 Conference Investing in Innovation

From 27 Apr 2016 to 29 Apr 2016

Location : Barcelona, Spain


TII Project Lab H2020 Meeting

03 Feb 2016

Location : Brussels, Belgium

The TII Project Lab is pleased to invite you to attend a new-concept H2020 Brussels meeting to stimulate partnership building and project development. Attendance is free of charge to all paid-up members of the association.

Technology Transfer Training & R&D&I Site Visits

From 05 Oct 2015 to 09 Oct 2015

Location : Bologna and Milan, Italy

This autumn TII is organising a week of TT training and presentations of leading R&D&I centres in the agri-food sector in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. The event includes a one-day visit to Expo Milano. Registration open.

Skills Development Course for TT Professionals

From 29 Jun 2015 to 03 Jul 2015

Location : Heraklion, Crete

TII's 2015 Summer School is being organised under the aegis of the EU-funded SECURE-R2I project, in collaboration with TEI Crete. Programme now available and registration open.

Innovating Innovation

From 18 May 2015 to 20 May 2015

Location : Singapore

TII's 2015 Annual Conference is to be held in collaboration with Bio-Asia and also offers a unique opportunity to discover Singapore's leading edge innovation economy. Catch the early-bird rate of SGD 550/EUR 375!

Technology Transfer Training

From 29 Sep 2014 to 03 Oct 2014

Location : Aarhus, Denmark

TII is organising this autumn a 5-day skills development course on research commercialisation and research-industry interaction, under the aegis of the FP7 funded INCO project SUAFRI-EPC. SOLD OUT! NEXT TRAINING OPPORTUNITY JUNE 2015.


From 02 Jun 2014 to 06 Jun 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!

TII Project Lab / Horizon 2020 Meeting

14 Jan 2014

Location : Brussels

As part of its Project Lab service to assist members with bidding for EU projects, TII is planning a one-day launch meeting in Brussels to put the spotlight on new opportunities under Horizon 2020. Pre-programme available - registration open.

2013 TII Summer School

From 09 Sep 2013 to 13 Sep 2013

Location : Split, Croatia

TII's 5-day skills development course for the technology transfer and innovation support professions is being organised this September in collaboration with the Technology Transfer Office of the University of Split. The full programme is now on-line.

Globalization of Technology Transfer

From 05 May 2013 to 10 May 2013

Location : Beijing, China

TII's 2013 annual conference aims to rally European groups of technology transfer professionals around a number of hot issues to promote international best practice in technology transfer and initiate partnerships with Chinese counterparts.

2012 TII Summer School

From 10 Sep 2012 to 14 Sep 2012

Location : Cracow, Poland

The 2012 edition of the TII summer school is being held in collaboration with Cracow University of Economics at their campus in the town centre. This year's programme contains 3 completely new sessions...

2012 TII Annual Conference

From 25 Apr 2012 to 27 Apr 2012

Location : Copenhagen (DK)

Sustainability - Innovation Services for a Smarter Economy


From 08 Feb 2012 to 23 Apr 2012

Location : Copenhagen

2012 Membership fee @ 620 EUR includes one free place at our annual conference

2011 TII Innovation Tour to the Valencia Region

From 17 Oct 2011 to 19 Oct 2011

Location : Valencia (E)

The TII Innovation Tour has been postponed to 2012.

2011 TII Summer School

From 05 Sep 2011 to 09 Sep 2011

Location : Coimbra (P)

The TII Summer School organised in collaboration with the Instituto Pedro Nunes will be held from 5 to 9 September 2011 in Coimbra (P).

2011 TII Annual Conference

From 26 May 2011 to 28 May 2011

Location : Nizhny Novgorod (RU)

"Innovation, Prosperity, Quality of Life" - Provisional programme and registration

Strategic Road-mapping Workshop

22 Feb 2011

Location : Brussels

"Efficiency of European Innovation programmes & recommendations for future implementation"

TII Innovation Tool Fair

From 18 Nov 2010 to 19 Nov 2010

Location : Brussels

The next TII Innovation Tool Fair will be held on Friday 19 November in Brussels, in collaboration with TAKE IT UP, the promotional pillar of Europe INNOVA.

TII Brussels Group meeting

22 Oct 2010

Location : Brussels

If involvement in EC calls for proposals is one of your main activities, then please consider attending the TII Brussels Group meetings to receive quality briefings and to network with potential partners.

2010 TII Innovation Tour to Quebec

From 27 Sep 2010 to 01 Oct 2010

Location : Quebec (CA)

We are delighted to invite you to take part in our 2010 Innovation Tour to Montreal and Saint-Hyacinthe in the Quebec province of Canada.

2010 TII Summer School

From 06 Sep 2010 to 10 Sep 2010

Location : Vilnius (LT)

The association's 2010 Summer School was held from 6 to 10 September in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, hosted by the Lithuanian Innovation Centre (LIC).

2010 TII Annual Conference

From 28 Apr 2010 to 30 Apr 2010

Location : Düsseldorf (D)

Innovation 3.0: Challenges, Needs and Skills of the New Innovation Era

Developing Sustainable Knowledge Transfer: Models for the Future

From 18 Mar 2010 to 19 Mar 2010

Location : London (UK)

This two-day workshop organised by TII and ProTon Europe; in collaboration with NPL, explored the future of knowledge transfer (KT) and what can be learnt from different KT models.

2009 Innovation Tools Fair

27 Nov 2009

Location : Brussels (B)

Thirty-five participants from 17 countries gathered in Brussels on 27 November for the first ever TII Innovation Tools Fair.

2009 TII Summer School

From 07 Sep 2009 to 11 Sep 2009

Location : Ljubljana (SLO)

Organised by TII in collaboration with Joseph Stefan Institute, EEN and ISPIM.

2009 Innovation Tour

From 08 Jun 2009 to 10 Jun 2009

Location : Finland

Discover first-hand the players and institutions which excel in research commercialisation, academic entrepreneurship and knowledge-based company creation in some of the world's leading innovative regions.

Ten Great Ideas for Marketing Innovation

From 14 May 2009 to 15 May 2009

Location : Milano (I)

The latest science marketing clinic was held over two half-days at the Politecnico di Milano and organized in association with Calibre Communications, Netval and ProTon Europe.

2009 TII Annual Conference

From 22 Apr 2009 to 24 Apr 2009

Location : Thessaloniki (GR)

Regional excellence in innovation.

How to Plan, Finance and Implement a Proof of Concept Workshop

From 19 Mar 2009 to 20 Mar 2009

Location : Cambridge

Organised by TII in collaboration with ProTon Europe. Preceded by an introduction to the innovation-support system in the Cambridge region and a visit to Babraham Bioincubator

2008 TII Summer School

From 15 Sep 2008 to 19 Sep 2008

Location : Volterra (I)

The 2008 Summer School was held in the Scuela Internazionale di Alta Formazione - SIAF

2008 TII Annual Conference

From 23 Apr 2008 to 25 Apr 2008

Location : Valencia (E)

From regional networking to international partnership in technology transfer and innovation support.

2008 TII Innovation Tour

From 09 Mar 2008 to 13 Mar 2008

Location : Israel

Discover first-hand the players and institutions which excel in academic entrepreneurship and knowledge-based company creation in some of the world's leading innovative regions.

2007 TII Summer School

From 17 Sep 2007 to 21 Sep 2007

Location : Larnaca (CY)

Organised by TII in collaboration with the Cyprus Institute of Technology and the IRC Cyprus

2007 TII Annual Conference

From 02 May 2007 to 04 May 2007

Location : Paris (F)

Innovation for development. Organised in collaboration with UNESCO.

2006 TII Summer School

From 11 Sep 2006 to 15 Sep 2006

Location : Szeged (H)

organised by TII in collaboration with Laser Consult.

2006 TII Annual Conference

From 26 Apr 2006 to 28 Apr 2006

Location : Newcastle-Gateshead (UK)

Innovation in the 21st Century: Foresight, Technology, Globalisation

2005 TII Summer School

From 12 Sep 2005 to 16 Sep 2005

Location : Bologna (I)

Organised by TII in collaboration with the ILO "UETP ALMA MATER" Universitá di Bologna.

2005 TII Annual Conference

From 27 Apr 2005 to 29 Apr 2005

Location : Fribourg (CH)

Company networking for improved innovation and industrial performance