introduction Building upon the success of ASTP’s annual conference last year in Stockholm, we proudly announce the next annual conference. This will be held in Germany’s largest city and national capital, Berlin from 30 May - 1 June 2012.
Since German reunification, the city has transformed itself and a ‘new’ Berlin has clearly emerged as a global location for knowledge and innovation. With a high density of research institutions, such as the Fraunhofer Society, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Scientific Community and the Max Planck Society, Berlin is a natural choice for the tech transfer community to gather. Our hosting partner this year will be Transfer Allianz / TSB Innovationsagentur Berlin. They cooperate with these various research centres and several universities to maximise the innovative output of the city and region.
In the 13th annual conference programme, you will find well known and popular features such as three parallel tracks, introductory as well as interactive sessions. Our quality key-note speakers, networking and interactive discussions of important topics complete the programme. We do our best to find the right balance of interesting topics for newcomers as well as experienced professionals in tech transfer.
Topics include: the use of social networks for identifying innovation, technology transfer and social responsibility, the impact of a good TTO on the region/society/economy, and many more.
We expect as in years past to have around 250 participants from Europe, Scandinavia, the US, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the rest of the world. Wherever you are from, come join us in one of the oldest cities in Europe, reborn after the ‘fall of the wall’ the ‘new’ Berlin!
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Congratulations to Martina Pace from University of Malta winner of 2012 Inteum Scholarship to our annual conference
N3 meeting - 30 May 2012
The Network meeting of National Networks, known as the N3 meeting will be held on Wednesday afternoon. More information on this meeting is coming soon. Please contact our network coordinator
if you would like to attend the N3 meeting.
FULL tech transfer primer - 30 May 2012
venue TSB Innovationsagentur Berlin GmbH building, Fasanenstraße 85, 10623 Berlin The TT Primer will give you an introduction to the various aspects of Tech Transfer. It will answer some of the key questions and give you a solid understanding of what success looks like for you in your job. Take the chance to learn from people who know what Tech Transfer is all about. Please contact
for the waiting list
social programme - 30 & 31 May 2012 registration is required
Our social programme will start on Wednesday afternoon with a guided walking tour around the city of Berlin. Participants will be divided into small groups, where a local guide will lead each group and show you some of the most famous sights in Berlin. The two-hour of informative and entertaining tour will give you the opportunity to experience the history, architecture and culture of Berlin.
venue Humboldt University, festival room, Luisenstraße 56, 10117 Berlin After the tour, we will continue our social programme with the welcome cocktail on Wednesday evening, where you will be able to network and get acquainted with your fellow peers.
venue Story of Berlin Museum, Kurfürstendamm 207-208, 10719 Berlin On Thursday evening, we invite you to the most anticipated event of our social programme, which is the conference dinner. Participation on this occasion guarantees you a memorable experience and a wonderful evening. Please inform us on any dietary wishes by 11 am on Monday, 21 May 2012.
We have arranged a discount for ASTP delegates (upon availability), ASTP special rates per room are: Single room € 150/night* Double room € 170/night* *Prices are including breakfast, VAT and service charge
For reservations, please use the following: Booking code: ASTP Email:
Tel. +49 (0)30 800 999 25 Fax +49 (0)30 800 999 36
Each participant is responsible for their own hotel reservations. ASTP has blocked rooms in several hotels in Berlin, please use the booking reference code provided below to make your hotel reservations.