KTO Masterclass ’Through the eyes of…’

17 Oct '19

Perspectives from the ecosystem for cooperation with the KTO; how do we do it in the eyes of a researcher, the business community, the investor and the knowledge institutions. And what can we learn from that?

All parties (within the Quadruple Helix) have a role in creating impact from knowledge. In practice, however, it appears to be difficult to involve companies in this and to build up a good and sustainable relationship.

Within this masterclass we take a look from the perspectives of various parties: what are their considerations to get in and what is the role of the KTO in this.

What do companies and large multinationals look at and how do you get on their radar? Why do they choose cooperation or not, what can a KTO do and what is your role as a BD employee or legal in a partnership? A lot is required of a BD employee and he has to represent different interests: researchers’ interests, the interests of the knowledge institutions and also the company’s interests. As a BD person, how do you deal with this?


Session only for KTO directors & staff
Moderator: Hans Schikan

12:00 Welcome with lunch
13:00  Gigi Wang, global entrepreneurship, innovation and expansion, a.o. Industry Fellow & Faculty at UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Chair Emeritus of the VLAB (formerly MIT/Stanford Venture Lab). Stimulating entrepreneurship at academia
13:45  Andy Walsh, Director Academic Liaison GSK, UK Strategic collaboration with industry: do’s and don’ts, why and why not
14:30  Frans Feldberg, Full Professor of Data-Driven Business Innovation/Associate Dean Valorization at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
15:00 Break

Session for KTO staff / researchmanagers / policymakers 

15:15 Through the eyes of…
Perspectives from the ecosystem for cooperation with the KTO; how do we do it in the eyes of a researcher, the business community, the investor and the knowledge institutions. And what can we learn from that?
15:20 Panel discussion lead by moderator Hans Schikan with: Andy Walsh, Gigi Wang, Frans Feldberg, Olivier Heyning of VU start-up Lumicks BV
16:30 Closure and network drink

  • Do you want to attend this masterclass? Please apply here!

17 October - 2019

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Atrium in de Medische Faculteit, Van der Boechorststraat 7, Amsterdam

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