DIFUSE Handbook on good practice in trans-university technology transfer available for download
One of the final deliverables of the DIFUSE project is a handbook, the Guide to Transnational Collaboration in Knowledge Transfer.
The purpose of this Handbook is to disseminate those finding which might be of wider interest, and to act as a good practice guide. As such, the handbook?s primary aim is to provide senior university managers and strategic thinkers involved in the development of universities with an overview of the issues and advantages of transnational collaboration in knowledge transfer activities. It is hoped that through the DIFUSE findings others may be able to develop bespoke knowledge transfer collaborations more effectively.
The handbook may also be of interest to Knowledge Transfer professionals as it provides an analysis of current practice across a broad range of institutions, all with extensive and innovative experience in Knowledge Transfer support.
Report on DIFUSE Final Conference Brussels (27 May 2008)
The report on the Final Conference gives an overview of the conference and includes a list of participants. It also contains a detailed trasncript of the panel debate on the topic "Creating entrepreneurs for a global economy - can universities cope alone?"
Download Conference Report (PDF)
The following presentations from the conference (PDF-Format) are also available for download:
- Monica Schofield, Head EU Office and DIFUSE Coordinator, TuTech Innovation:
Welcome to the DIFUSE Conference
- Nigel Sykes, Head of Enterprise Group, Warwick Business School:
Guiding Principles to Entrepreneurship Education at Warwick
- Sebastian Hanny, Transfer Office, Dortmund University of Technology:
Engaging with regional bodies to support start-ups - new ventures in Dortmund
- Niels Maarbjerg Olesen, Head AAU Innovation, Aalborg University:
Workshop For Innovation and Entrepreneurship (WOFIE) - a contemporary scheme to train entrepreneurial students
- Norberto Patrignani, COREP - Politecnico di Torino:
Knowledge Transfer as a Bridge between Universities' Research and SMEs. The Piemonte's experience
- Dr. Peter van der Sijde, Senior Project Manager, University of Twente:
Collaborating in entrepreneurship and spin offs
- Helmut Thamer, CEO TuTech Innovation GmbH and Management Coordinator of Biocatalysis2021:
Universities as instigators of industrial technology clusters - the case of BIOCATALYSIS2021
- Dr. Peter West, OBE, Secretary to the University of Strathclyde:
Driving Innovation from Universities into Scientific Enterprises
- Alasdair Mackay, Head of Business Development Services, University of Strathclyde:
Communities of Practice: A Charter for Collaboration
Deliverable D4 - Report on Consortium Members Knowledge Transfer Practice (Public Version)
This report constitutes Deliverable D4 of the DIFUSE project which is the key output of the work package Assessment of Current Technology Transfer Practice (WP2). It provides a structured descriptive overview of the universities in the consortium focussing on their technology and knowledge transfer practices.
As such the report serves three purposes: firstly, this is a means for the project partners to compare each others practices and present them in a comparable form. Secondly, in a public form currently being worked on, the report will serve other interested readers who may wish to learn about and compare different university practices taking examples from different Member States. Thirdly, for the DIFUSE project the process of developing a comparable form of description and discussing it between the partners, this serves the basis for the next stage of the project, the work on D7 -Report on Recommendations for Common TT Activities.
The overall structure and approach was agreed at the kick-off meeting of the project held in July 2006. All partners have subsequently written their respective chapters which were then reviewed at a project meeting in October 2006. Overall editing and addition of the introductory chapter was made by Prof. Stephen Hagen for Warwick University, the partner responsible for this deliverable.