EU Science Hub

Paving the way for international research collaboration and technology transfer

Dec 14 2021

The EU - Arab countries innovation conference aims to share policies, best practices, experiences and lessons learned on international collaboration and technology transfer between Europe and the Arab World.

This event is a space for experts to reflect on how best to conveying results stemming from scientific and technological research to the market place and to wider society.


The conference is open to experts from research organisations, universities, industry, public authorities and consultants.

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Programme and speakers

Programme times are Dubai local time (CET+3)

  • 14:30 – 15:00 Welcome coffee and registration
  • 15:00 – 15:30 Opening Session
  • 15:30 – 15.40 The new EU Strategy ‘A Global Approach to Research an Innovation’
  • 15.40 - 15.50 JRC’s Diagnostic and Benchmarking Study of Technology Transfer in the EU’s neighbourhood
  • 15.50 - 16.20 International capacity building and technology transfer initiatives
  • 16.30 - 17.00 Round table discussion: International research collaboration: Challenges and opportunities
  • 17.00 - 17.30 Round table discussion: International technology transfer and relationship with Industry: Lessons learned, synergies, challenges and opportunities
  • 17.30 - 18.00 Concluding remarks and closing

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Date & Venue

14 December 2021

World EXPO 2020 - Dubai

Italian Pavilion

Event organisation

This event is organised in the framework of the European Technology Transfer Offices Circle (TTO Circle) in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

European TTO Circle

The TTO Circle is a network of the technology transfer offices of the 36 major public research organisations (PROs) in Europe.

The European TTO Circle contributes to boosting technology transfer and innovation in Europe by acting as a hub for the exchange of best practices and for collaboration among its members. It helps its members in exploiting their knowledge portfolios and in communicating with policymakers, and encourages the sharing of knowledge.

Technology transfer refers to the process of conveying results stemming from scientific and technological research to the market place and to wider society.

The European TTO Circle partner organisations agreed to join forces on technology transfer to boost innovation in Europe through a set of initiatives, including:

  • fostering the use of their knowledge portfolio;
  • sharing best practices, knowledge and expertise;
  • performing joint activities;
  • establishing informal channels of communication with policymakers;
  • and organising jointly training programmes.

At present, the European TTO circle collectively represents 200 000 researchers and support staff, 35 000 patents and 4000 start-ups in Europe.

The Competence Centre on Technology Transfer coordinates the TTO Circle and manages its secretariat.


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