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Track II – Creating Value
Track II – Creating Value

1 June 2017

15:30 - 17:00 Second Parallel Session

Track II – Creating Value
Impact of Knowledge Transfer

  15:30 - 17:00
  Room: Helia

Moderator: Jon Wulff Petersen, Director & Senior Consultant, tto, Denmark

Speaker 1: Tony Raven, Chief Executive, Cambridge Enterprise Limited, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Speaker 2: Koenraad Debackere, Managing Director, KU Leuven Research and Development, Belgium

“Universities are motivated by impact and this is achieved through a wide variety of routes and mechanisms” – this is one of the key messages from the “MacMillan Report” (“University Knowledge Exchange (KE) Framework: good practice in technology transfer”). The report focuses on knowledge transfer as one route to impact. We will hear from a UK participant in the MacMillan Report and the views of KU Leuven, recently nominated “the Most Innovative University in Europe”. Which best practices make a difference? How do we view the whole “impact” discussion? What have we learned so far?