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Opening plenary

Welcome to ASTP 20th Annual Conference:
Henric Rhedin, ASTP President

What our Profession is Today

Professor Brian MacCraith, President of Dublin City university and Chair of the Irish Universities Association Council, will share his perspective on the importance of knowledge transfer to universities and the imperative that such instructions have to carry out knowledge transfer and deliver impact. Alongside this, Dr Alison Campbell, Director at Knowledge Transfer Ireland, will present her views on how the knowledge transfer profession has developed over time, and its challenges for the future.

Alison Campbell, Director, Knowledge Transfer Ireland, Ireland
Brian MacCraith, President, Dublin City University, Ireland

9:30 – 10:30

Israeli Tech Transfer: the Official (unedited) Version

Benjamin Soffer has a long track record as CEO of T3 (Technion Technology Transfer), one of Israel’s foremost technology transfer companies (2005-2018) and is Chairman of the Israel Technology Transfer Organisation. Benjamin also serves on the boards of various high-growth companies. His track record and experience make him ideally placed to talk about the Israeli technology transfer scene. Benjamin will offer an insight into the remarkable track record and successes of Israeli KTOs and, at the same time, reflect on these models and successes in a European TTO context.


Henric Rhedin, ASTP President

Keynote speaker:
Benjamin Soffer, Head of Strategic Corporate Partnerships, King’s College London and Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Hospitals, UK

Location: Ballroom 2

ASTP ANNUAL CONFERENCE, May 21-23 2019, Dublin