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Munich (DE) - 18/10/12 - 19/10/12

European TTO CIRCLE – 4th Plenary Meeting


The Joint Research Centre (JRC), jointly with Fraunhofer and the Max-Planck Association, Association, is organising the 4th plenary meeting of the TTO Circle network at their premises in Munich (DE) on 18 and 19 October 2012.

The European TTO (Technology Transfer Offices) Circle is an initiative of the JRC aiming at connecting the technology transfer offices of large European public research-performing organisations (PROs). Participants at the meeting are the heads of the TTOs of CEA, CERN, CIEMAT, CNR, DTI, ENEA, ESA, ESRF, ETH Zurich, Fraunhofer, Helmholtz Association, IMEC, INRIA, ILL, Max-Planck, NERC, RISE, Sintef, Teagasc, Tecnalia, TNO, Tubitak, VTT, and the Weizmann Institute.

The meeting will be dedicated to the concrete deliverables of the network, and will in particular push forward the proposal of developing a Technology Transfer Financial Facility at European level. Speakers from stakeholder organisations (European Patent Office, ASTP, Proton Europe, LERU) and speakers form European Commission directorates (DG Research and Innovation and DG Education and Culture) will explore synergies with the TTO Circle and update the attendees on the latest developments on Innovation in Europe. 

→ For more information on the concept and previous meetings, you can visit the TTO CIRCLE website.