PROGRESS-TT Boot Camp: Intensive Capacity Building Programme for TT Managers

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Programme highlights:

  • Moderator: Andrea Basso, Chief Technology Officer, MITO Technology, Italy.
  • Day 1: Scouting ideas/technologies from the PRO and incentivising researchers to disclose IP
    Michela Magas, Founder, Music Tech Fest, UK and winner of the 2017 EU Prize for Women Innovators
    Riku Rikkola, Business Development Manager, VTT Ventures, Finland
  • Day 2: Assessing IP potential, validating technologies and incentivising for commercialisation
    Taina Saksa, IPR Manager, VTT Ventures, Finland
    Roberto Castagno, Head of IPR Services TECH, Nokia Technologies, Finland
  • Round table day 2: Meetup for ecosystem growth: innovation from universities and start-ups for new products and services from Industry
    Paolo Borella, CEO & Co-founder, Vertical and Head, Vertical Accelerator, Finland
    Roberto Castagno, Head of IPR Services TECH, Nokia Technologies, Finland
    Jussi Kaasinen, CEO & Co-Founder, Sport Tracking Technologies, Finland
    Michela Magas
    , Founder, Music Tech Fest, UK  and winner of the 2017 EU Prize for Women Innovators
    Antti Sinisalo
    , CEO and Mikko Kumpulainen, Vice President Investments, VTT Ventures, Finland
  • Day 3: Accessing finance and interacting with financial stakeholders
    Ville Korpiluoto, Head, Demola Tampere and Development Manager, Hermia Group, Finland
    Hannes Kankaanpää, Senior IPR Officer, VTT Ventures, Finland
  • Day 1-3: Securing TTO Staff skills and organising the TTO for optimum growth
  • Day 1-3: Case studies from the best practice library on CAF 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • Day 1 and 2: Evening networking programme** with speakers and participants

Entry level:         Head of TTOs and senior staff with at least 5-7 years of experience in TT
When:                 4 – 6 April 2017
Venue:                VTT Ventures in rooms Dirac & Bohr
Address:             Kivimiehentie 3, Espoo (30 min from Helsinki), Finland
Available seats: 15
Fees:                    Free*

*Your participation will only be confirmed upon receiving your travel arrangements and you are to cover your own expenses.
**Casual drinks and dinner at your own costs.

Read more: past boot camp on 6-9 June 2016: “First Technology Transfer Boot Camp held at DSM near Basel”