Sunday 26 May 2019


AIBT supports the CERtuS project

AIBT supports the CERtuS project - - for the transfer of knowldge in the nearly Zero Energy Building sector. The project involves EU municipalities, energy service companies and financing entities from all economically stricken Southern European countries and it aims to facilitate EU Directives for increasing the number of nearly zero-energy buildings in the public sector through the development of cost efficient options and financing mechanisms.




State of European University-Business Cooperation

A study promoting European University-Business Cooperation



Deadline for submission 4th April 2016

Call summary

The Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre, the European Commission and the project partners are inviting organisations involved with university-business cooperation (UBC)* including businesses, academics, universities, intermediaries and policy makers to suggest a good practice UBC case study about their strategies, practices, partnerships and achievements in developing UBC. Participation in the call requires a short submission via website ( or by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) indicating in the subject line "State of European UBC study - Call for case studies". The focus is on all EU member states (plus Iceland, Norway, Macedonia Liechtenstein and Turkey) and the deadline for submission is the 4th April 2016.

The 50 cases selected will be published by the European Commission in a UBC good practice report.

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University-Industry Interaction Conference at the heart of Europe's innovation engine

The most important event on university-industry interaction, entrepreneurial universities and collaborative innovation

Get ready to meet around 400 participants from all over the world to share knowledge, interact and build new co-operations. This conference is the key event for academics, researchers, practitioners and business representatives involved in university-industry interaction, innovation and entrepreneurship. 

The 2015 University-Industry Interaction Conference is not ‘just another conference’, but the event to network, learn and experience. During this three day event, you can visit a wide variety of presentations, workshops, tours and participate in numerous networking opportunities. With the conference taking place in the innovation and entrepreneurship hub of Europe, Berlin, all aspects are in place for the perfect conference experience. 

What is new this year?
This year’s UIIN conference will place even more emphasis on facilitating interaction and creating cooperation. In addition to the academic and practitioner presentations, the conference will also focus more on good practice case studies and ‘next-practices’. You will also be able to visit several start-ups and research centres in Berlin.

For further information, please visit the website

Confirmed keynote speakers

Professor Scott Shane
Author of the bestseller "Illusions of Entrepreneurship" and Professor in Entrepreneurship at Case Western Reserve University, US

Professor John Bessant
Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Exeter University, UK and author of the teaching, learning and practice bible "Managing Innovation"

Dr. Natascha Eckert
Department Head University and Research Cooperation at SIEMENS

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Research Commercialisation: From Ideas to IPO

2014 research comercialization

Research Commercialisation is a new cross-discipline event and will provide a platform for all those involved in promoting university-industry-investor collaboration, technology transfer and start-ups.

Topics for discussion will include: Bringing research to the market, Best practices in technology transfer, Academic-industry collaboration, Intellectual property strategies, License vs. start-up, Investment strategies, Key Performance Indicators.

Expert international speakers will provide topical insight and first hand case study experience on the challenges, risks and opportunities associated with entrepreneurial projects that commercialize university-owned intellectual property. Plenty of time will be allocated to discussion and networking.

Dates: 19-20 May 2014
Location: London, UK
Secretariat: Marie-Claire Morley, Research Commercialisation
Elsevier, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford, OX5 1GB, UK
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ETRERA 2020 PRIZE: Do you think your innovation project has been particularly successful? Promote it by participating to the ETRERA Prize competition!

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ETRERA 2020 is organizing a call for proposals to showcase the most innovative projects and is inviting all the organizations to present their innovation projects made by collaboration between academia and industry that they consider to have been particularly successful in three fields of renewable energies: wind, solar and smart grids.

Why participate?

  • The winners will be awarded the ETRERA_2020 PRIZE for the most innovative project in their category.
  • The winners will be awarded a trip to Istanbul, Turkey, to receive the prize and present their project at the “Best practices” workshop.
  • On top of that, the project will become a best practice of ETRERA 2020. The lessons learned that will emerge from the winners will be included in an “e-Handbook” that will be distributed to the research and industry sector active in renewable energy.
  • ETRERA 2020 will also help to promote the winning organizations to potential investors for their new projects!

Applying is a very easy procedure: the application form can be filled directly online at the webpage and requires only key information that you normally should already have with you. Interested applicants are invited to apply by 15 February 2014.

This competition is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to showcase your project, enhance your visibility and have more chances to attract potential research and industry partners for your organisation.

For complete information on the rules please click here or contact Alessandro Provaggi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

The state of the University-Business Cooperation in Italy

The report presents the result of a survey done in 33 countries in Europe. In total, 6,280 responses were received from European academics and HEI management (HEI managers and HEI professionals working with industry) whilst from Italy, 419 responses from academics (324) and HEI management (95) were received. The study measured the perceptions of these two groups in respect to their own cooperation efforts and those of their university respectively.

The study done with the Italian Association of Technology Broker support presents a clear picture of the complex scenario on the University – Business Cooperation in Italy an makes a clear comparison with the European situation offering useful reflection points in order to find out the gaps to be filled in the future.

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AIBT at the 2014 University-Industry Interaction Conference

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Also this year the AIBT will assist in the organization of the Technology Transfer Professionals` track at the 2014 University-Industry Interaction Conference.

From 23th to 25th of April 2014, the University Industry Innovation Network (UIIN) and the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP) will host the 2014 University-Industry Interaction Conference on "Challenges and solutions for fostering entrepreneurial universities and collaborative innovation" in Barcelona, Spain.

With more than 300 participants, the conference will be the leading international discussion forum for academics, researchers, practitioners and business representatives on university-industry interaction, where theory and practice are equally emphasised in the programme, which consists out of keynote presentations, track sessions, workshops and sight visits. During this three day conference high emphasis is placed on networking opportunities and creative space, as well as skill development workshops (executive education), delivered by EADA Business School, one of Europe’s leading Business Schools.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Carl Schramm - American economist, entrepreneur, and former President and CEO of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, author of Good Capitalism – Bad Capitalism
  • Bob Cryan - Vice-Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield (UK Entrepreneurial University of the Year 2012)
  • Keld Laursen - Professor for Innovation at Copenhagen Business School and Vice-president of the European Academy of Management (EURAM)
  • Didac Lee – Board Member (Technology Area) at FC Barcelona and Founder & CEO of Inspirit (to be confirmed)

Workshop Monday
Wednesday (April 23th 2014) has been labelled Workshop Wednesday. Multiple experts and key stakeholders have committed to organising workshops on University-Industry Interaction. The workshops will evolve around skill development (executive education), and most will be delivered by EADA Business School. The workshops that are being organised are:

  • Business from Science Workshop
  • Productive Creativity
  • Financing Innovation in Tough Times
  • Developing the Entrepreneurial University
  • Acquire public funding – proposal writing
  • PhD Workshop (by the conference organisers)

Proposal / abstract submission
We are now calling for proposals/abstracts for presentations, papers, posters, tracks and discussion roundtables on the themes of the conference. We would like to encourage you to submit conceptually or empirically focused proposals as well as practitioner papers (e.g. case studies). All papers will be double-blind reviewed and published in the conference proceedings (with ISBN number), with selected papers being published in our associated journals (e.g. Industry & Higher Education, Journal and the International Journal of Technology Marketing). Proposals can be submitted till the 2nd December 2013. For more information on the Call for Proposals please visit:

Keep an eye on for the latest news on speakers, conference partners and discussion panels. We are looking forward to welcoming you in Barcelona – the world-famous city of Gaudi and FC Barcelona.


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Entrepreneurial Universities Conference Proceedings

The proceedings of the 4th International FINPIN Conference and the 11th International Conference on Science-to-Business Marketing and Successful Research Commercialisation are now avaialble.


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FETRIC: a tool for the support of bilateral scientific cooperation between the European Union and Tunisia

TUNIS, TUNISIA, 18th SEPTEMBER 2013 – Today the FETRIC project kick-off meeting concluded, shifting the three year cooperation project from the conceptual towards the actual implementation by deciding the next steps to be undertaken.

The FETRIC project aims at a progressive strengthening of bilateral cooperation in research and innovation, particularly within the context of Horizon2020, supporting amongst other things, a policy dialogue between the EU and Tunisia. The project will give special focus to the innovation processes in order to cope with the main Tunisian societal challenges - such as Scarcity of resources, Energy (specifically renewable energy and energy saving) and High quality affordable food.

FETRIC will take a bottom-up approach by accumulating project feedback, which will be used in preparing a roadmap for future STI (Science, Technology & Innovation) cooperation.

FETRIC is a great opportunity for strengthening European - Tunisian Cooperation. In fact, FETRIC will continue on the path of the previous ETC project. FETRIC will contribute to pave the ground for fruitful cooperation activities in the research & Innovation field, leading to solutions able to overcome societal challenges, not just in Tunisia, but in the whole of the EU and North African regions.

FETRIC will target the EU and Tunisian research and innovation chain by:

  • analysing the whole Tunisian STI system through the setting up of a link among actors belonging to the scientific, technological and the innovation communities;
  • improve the quality and number of partnerships involving both researchers and entrepreneurs;
  • create  a research and innovation network in the North African region;
  • boost the participation of the Tunisian research centres and enterprises in the forthcoming program Horizon 2020.

FETRIC is a project funded by the 7FP - INCO 2013 - BILAT


Moez Jebara, Project Coordinator

Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research – Tunisia

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Mobile: +21622583307

Alberto Soraci


Innova BIC s.r.l.

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Research Commercialization Conference-From Idea to IPO, October 16-18 2013 Brussels - postponed, new date asap

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A new cross-discipline partnering event – a platform for promoting university-industry-investor collaboration, technology transfer and start-ups

Research Commercialization Conference will focus on University start-ups in the European region, including best practices for scientific due diligence, collaboration with industry, identifying alternative investment strategies, as well as success stories of entrepreneurial scientists across all disciplines with different financial models.

Sessions will explore the following topics:

  • Bringing research to the market
  • Best practices in Technology Transfer
  • Public-Private partnerships
  • Intellectual Property Strategies
  • License vs. Start-up
  • Investment Strategies
  • Key Performance Indicators

Six key reasons to participate:

  1. Identify new potential collaborators
  2. Gain best practice on bringing research to market
  3. Learn from high profile speakers and other delegates
  4. Explore IP and investment strategies
  5. Get expert advice on all aspects of the technology transfer process
  6. Share experiences and viewpoints

Know more and visit the link.


  • consolidare i risultati raggiunti
  • raggruppare professionisti del settore
  • promozione del trasferimento tecnologico, innovazione e sviluppo competitivo d'impresa
  • formazione e aggiornamento professionale nell'ambito delle attività di Innovation Campus
  • creazione di un registro
  • promozione di networking

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