U.Porto takes KTForce to ASTP Annual Conference

The University of Porto attended the ASTP Annual Conference, which took place on the previous 22nd to 24th of May, in Vienna. Besides having its staff attending the conference, KTForce project was a conference partner meaning that it was widely disseminated amongst relevant stakeholders in KT-related areas from different countries, through the distribution of the project brochure and face-to-face meetings. More than 200 hundred people gathered around several seminars and 30 speakers discussed technology transfer-related topics tailored for both beginners and experts in the field (licensing, start-ups, IP, etc).
 
During the conference, ASTP and Proton-Europe merged into a new association called ASTP-Proton. The main goal is to enhance the impact of public research by promoting knowledge and technology transfer in European universities and public research institutions. Both technology transfer professionals and technology users will benefit from this union as ASTP-Proton will me more capable of offering better services and being more inclusive in the “innovation biosphere”.