This webinar focused on innovation effectiveness. It was facilitated by Mr. Frank Boyd, Innovation Specialist at the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), where he is working on a project to capture best practice in innovation and to develop resources that provide practical help for business. Throughout the session, the Innovation Canvas developed by KTN to support innovation ideas was described.
This webinar was facilitated by Mr. Ian Tracey, Head of Access to Funding and Finance at the KTN (Knowledge Transfer Network). It focused on the important factors for attracting investors in the Science – Industry environment by demonstrating how to make a pitch to investors. Mr. Tracey also highlighted the key features that investors pay attention to when assessing potential commercial projects.
3. IP AND COMMERCIALISATION FOR RESEARCH ORGANISATIONS
14 May 2019
This webinar tackled an important pillar within the industry – research collaboration context: Intellectual property and patenting. It was presented by experts in the field: Dr. Purewal, a practicing IP attorney (UK and European Patent Attorney) with a PhD in Theoretical Physics, and Dr. Connell, a UK and European Patent Attorney with a PhD in Physical Chemistry.
The speakers introduced Intellectual Property, its creating, ownership and commercialisation. The common pitfalls to be avoided while commercialising IP in a research environment were also presented.
This webinar focused on the maturity gap and a related case at the Cracow University. It tackled the best practices to overcome innovations maturity gap between research technology organizations and the market.
It was facilitated by Mr. Jakub Kruszelnicki, co-owner of the company Creative Labs and OaSIS project coordinator (Optimizing Support of Innovative SMEs).
5. COMMON CHALLENGES IN EXECUTING INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY PROJECTS
16 July 2019
This webinar focused on the common challenges faced while running industry-university projects and assessed their practical threads and pitfalls.
It was facilitated by Dr. Steve Welch, Director of Innovation at the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN). Dr. Welch showcased the main issues that can occur throughout this kind of collaborative projects and presented suggestions of how these challenges can be prevented.
It was facilitated by Mr. Michael André Jonsson, Senior Business Development Officer at the DTU. Mr. Jonsson presented the various methods used in Technology Transfer operations as well as the aspects that make an effective process for capturing the value from novel research.
7. THE DEVELOPMENT OF SYNCHROTRON-XRPD ANALYTICAL SERVICES TO BEST MEET THE NEEDS OF THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY
06 November 2019
This webinar was facilitated by Dr. Fabia Gozzo, founder of Excelsus Structural Solutions. Among other topics, Dr. Gozzo presented Excelsus Structural Solutions’ business model, developed to make complex Synchrotron-XRPD techniques readily available to the pharmaceutical industry for both “routine” measurements and investigational studies.
This webinar focused on technology transfer and all the aspects related to its implementation within the Research Infrastructure and the industry. It was facilitated by Mr. Mauro Zambelli, Head of the In-kind Group at the European Spallation Source (ESS). Mr. Zambelli described how Kyma Srl, a spin-off company of Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, was established and progressively grown from its beginnings in Trieste to the rest of Europe, the United States and China, becoming a world leader in its field and a successful example of technology ecosystem development.
This webinar focused on the art of storytelling, its use and structure to convey facts and information to a target audience. It was facilitated by was Mr. Ian Tracey, Head of Access to Funding and Finance at KTN(Knowledge Transfer Network). Mr. Tracey described how storytelling is defined as one of the most powerful ways to carry a message to the people we wish to influence.
10. KEEPING THE CONVERSATION GOING ON SOCIAL MEDIA: TIPS FOR LARGE FACILITIES
21 April 2020
This webinar focused on social media management for large facilities. It was facilitated by Ms. Molly Pekarik-Fry, Web & Digital Content Manager at Diamond Light Source, UK’s national synchrotron. Ms. Pekarik-Fry shared her expertise, tips and pitfalls in managing and monitoring the social media channels of Diamond Light Source.
11. SUCCESS FACTORS IN CURATING A FAST-GROWING COMMERCIALISATION ECOSYSTEM
19 May 2020
This webinar focused on the national ecosystem of technology transfer at the Politecnico di Torino that is mainly led by the Netval association. It was facilitated by Mr. Shiva Loccisano, Head of Technology Transfer at the Politecnico di Torino and board member of Netval. Mr. Loccisano presented the success factors that allow Italian universities and Public Research Organisations (PROs) to benefit in a fast growing ecosystem for the commercialisation of their technologies.
12. COMPANY CULTURE AND TALENT MANAGEMENT: KEY ASSETS TO DRIVE SUCCESSFUL INNOVATION AND BUSINESS GROWTH
14 July 2020
This webinar focused on the key assets to drive successful innovation and business growth through the company culture and talent management. The speaker of this edition was Mr. Alberto Ratti, Managing Partner and co-founder of Gellify Iberia. Mr. Ratti demonstrated how to build and apply an innovation-led cultural framework based on practical cases.
13. RADIATION SAFETY ASPECTS FOR THE USER-ORIENTED RESEARCH AT THE BUDAPEST NEUTRON CENTRE
23 September 2020
This webinar presented the risk of activation and other visible or non-visible damage when using various neutron-based methods. It was facilitated by Dr. Zsolt KASZTOVSZKY (Nuclear Analysis and Radiography Department, Centre for Energy Research, Budapest), who presented the safety measures put in place at the Budapest Research Reactor, as well as examples based on work on cultural heritage objects.
14. RADIATION SAFETY FOR PARTICLE ACCELERATOR – SYNERGIES BETWEEN RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURES AND INDUSTRY
07 October 2020
This webinar addressed the safety aspects based on experiences gained in large scale worldwide particle accelerators, it was facilitated by Dr. Christine DARVE – Engineering Scientist at the European Spallation Source. Particle accelerators play an important role in many functions of today’s society, with over 30 000 accelerators in operation worldwide. Those accelerators can range from tools for discovery to radiotherapy. One of the main challenges to safely operate these tools is the use of radiation-hardened equipment and the compliance with stringent directives.
15. NEUTRONS: A NATURAL TOOL FOR INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
14 October 2020
This webinar highlighted the reasons why we choose to study materials with neutrons, how we generate neutron beams, and what types of measurements are possible. It was facilitated by Dr. Andrew Jackson, Acting Head Neutron Instruments Division, Group Leader Instrument Scientists at the European Spallation Source. Examples of applications from a broad spectrum of industrial research were also presented.
16. CONFORMING TO RADIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS, WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN YOU SYPPLY INTO RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURES
21 October 2020
As we face growing challenges in our society, science and industries are evolving. Many technological innovations are based on Research Infrastructure (RI) discoveries. To build and operate such RI, it requires industries to supply state-of-the-art components following stringent regulations and resistant to large dose of radiation. This webinar addressed the conformance of the required components to be used in those severe environments. It was facilitated by Dr. Christine DARVE – Engineering Scientist at the European Spallation Source.
17. NANOSCALE TO MICROSCALE STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS WITH NEUTRONS
04 November 2020
This webinar incorporated numerous examples from the literature aiming to highlight the versatility of neutron scattering for industrial applications, from understanding the structure of food or packaging to demonstrating the flexibility of neutrons to study processing techniques. It was facilitated by Dr. Judith Houston, Instrument Scientist for LoKI at the European Spallation Source.
18. NEUTRON PROTEIN CRYSTALLOGRAPHY REVEALS MOLECULAR DETAILS OF INHIBITOR BINDING TO CLINICAL TARGETS
11 November 2020
Combining the unique information from neutron crystallography with high resolution X-ray crystallography, it is then possible to obtain a complete and accurate view of the interactions that drive ligand binding. This webinar incorporated examples from the literature on where this strategy was employed to investigate novel compounds binding to a cancer metastasis marker, and clinically used protease inhibitors to HIV protease. It was facilitated by Dr. Zöe Fisher, Group Leader Deuteration and Macromolecular Crystallisation at the European Spallation Source.
19. NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING WITH NEUTRONS: REVEALING (MICRO-) STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES AND PROVIDING UNIQUE CONTRAST INSIDE LARGE SAMPLES AND ASSEMBLED COMPONENTS
25 November 2020
This edition summarised the most important neutron characterization tools for the study of engineering materials and components, and beyond that will aim to spark ideas on how neutrons can help to solve open questions and problems that you are currently facing in your industry. It was facilitated by Dr. Robin Woracek, Instrument Class Coordinator for Imaging and Engineering, Instrument Scientist for Test Beamlines and Engineering at the European Spallation Source.
This webinar focused on the key aspects missing while developing a product. It was facilitated by Mr. Pete Lomas, Founding member of Raspberry Pi. Mr. Lomas highlighted the pathway to designing, developing and manufacturing an electronic product using the successful Raspberry Pi as an exemplar.
21. SPINNING OUT – THE EARLY DAYS DEFINE THE JOURNEY
20 April 2021
This webinar focused on how to build a spinout. It was facilitated by Mr. Luca Venza, Director of Technology Innovation, Transfer and Acceleration at the IESE Business School. Among other topics, the speaker shared real life examples of successes and failures of deep science technology experts who have experience with negotiation of shareholders agreements, licensing agreements, company by-laws and services agreements. Moreover, the speaker highlighted the challenges of raising an early stage seed round and how to approach business angels and Venture Capitalists. Best practices and an overview of how strong founding team looks like in the early stages were also presented.
22. TECH FOR SOCIAL GOOD: HOW NMR & ION BEAMS CAN HELP INDUSTRY SOLVE UN SDGs
20 May 2021
Through this webinar, experts in NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) and Ion Beam from CERIC’s Partner Facilities explained how methods for material investigation are useful for solving societal challenges.