Leader Work Package 4 and 6

ASTP-Proton is the result of a merger of activities between ASTP and Proton Europe, the two pan-European associations that previously supported the academic knowledge transfer base.

As a single entity, ASTP-Proton (ASTP) is now the premier, pan-European association for professionals involved in knowledge transfer between universities and industry. By promoting and professionalizing knowledge transfer practice, the association aims to enhance the impact of public research on society and the economy. ASTP focuses on knowledge transfer professionals and on knowledge and technology transfer offices by:

  • Establishing and exchanging best practices for knowledge, and
  • Technology transfer and training of professionals.

In addition, ASTP is a cooperative platform for various national networks for knowledge transfer in Europe; it also represent the interests of our members at the European level in innovation and technology transfer policies and other relevant matters.

ASTP collects and publishes data, success stories and other information relevant to the knowledge transfer field and its stakeholders. ASTP has organised to date over 30 international conferences related to best practices in Technology Transfer and over 25 regular training courses on Technology Transfer, next to tailor made Master classes, on-site training and site visits.

ASTP is also the coordinator of the National Associations Advisory Committee and the founding and active partner in ATTP, a global scheme for recognition of the professionals, training and thereby setting the standard for the profession.


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