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ProTon Europe Newsletter 26 March 2012

ProTon Europe, the European Knowledge Transfer Association, was created in 2003 by the European Commission and became self supporting since 2007.

The new ProTon Europe Newsletter is now available featuring following topics :

European Association of University and Public Research Technology Transfer Offices :

European Commission's activities on patent valorisation
The Commission explored the possibility of improving the economic exploitation or valorization of patents by requesting a study on mechanisms at EU level for the trading of patents and licenses:

 "Creating a financial marketplace for IPR in Europe " from Fraunhofer -Moez and the Institute of Technology Management of the University St Gallen and by setting up an expert group to identify and look into additional possible options to improve IPR , such as IPR exchange platforms, services to enhance patent valorization, patents funds: more details on The expert group's report on "Options for an EU instrument for patent valorization."

Go Beyond: Early Stage Investor, an active partner in Europe !
Go Beyond rebrands with a new website

Horizon 2020 - Science|Business Policy Bridge, Brussels 27 March 2012
Bigger and Simpler: A short guide to the EU's EUR 80 billion Horizon 2020 programme.

Innovation through Knowledge Transfer, Bournemouth (UK) 19-20 April 2012
IKT's Annual Conference in Bournemouth UK.

Knowledge and Technology Transfer: What is going on at practical level?
The Czech Liaison Office for research & Development organises a workshop on 24 April 2012 in Brussels.

EARTO Annual Conference, Geneva (CH), 7-8 May 2012
Rethinking Research and Technology Organizations for a Changing World of Innovation and Globalisation

TII - ProTon Europe 2012 Conference, Copenhagen (DK) 25 -27 April 2012
"Sustainability - Innovation Services for a Smarter Economy"
TII and ProTon Europe decided to join their forces to organize a common conference. The conference will be hosted by the University of Aalborg. Programme and Registration here

The ProTon Europe Convention, Liège (B), 20-21 September 2012
ProTon Europe will organize its next convention with the associated national associations of TTOs, in Liège (Belgium). The event will be hosted by LIEU, the Belgian association of French speaking university TTOs. Please mark the date in your diary.