EARTO Annual Conference 2001 in Madrid, Spain

Technology Commercialisation Strategies for Research and Technology Organisations

– Madrid, 6 April 2001 –

Programme: First Session: Strategic Aspects
  • Philippe Busquin, European Commissioner for Research Recherche et Innovation en Europe
  • Routes to Technology Commercialisation for Knowledge Organisations – Koenraad Debackere, Managing Director, K.U. Leuven Research and Development (B)
  • From R&D to Integrated Technology Consulting, Development and Investment – Robert Pettigrew, Director, The Generics Group plc, Cambridge (UK)
  Second Session: Case Studies of RTO Best Practice
  • TNO’s Corporate Strategic Approach to Technology Commercialisation – Leo Bouwer, Director of Business Development, TNO (NL)
  • INASMET’s Experience of Spin-off Development – Carlos Foruria, Head of Technology Transfer and New Ventures, INASMET, San Sebastian (E)
  • A Short History of Technology Commercialisation at SINTEF – Jann H. Langseth, Senior Advisor, SINTEF, Trondheim (N)