Second Parallel Session
Track I – Policy sharing for KTs
New Metrics to Maximise the use of K/TT Measurement
Current metrics used to measure K/TT activities and outputs are mainly set by EU, nations or funding bodies to assess and improve policies. From the perspective of their own strategy, governance, and activity monitoring. How can research organisations and KTOs get more value from the measurement process and the data?
Firstly, this session will focus on commercialisation-related metrics. Following an introduction on the uses of survey results at a national level, panellists will propose new metrics to enable KTOs to benchmark themselves based on a specific clustering methodology that goes beyond the usual identification.
Furthermore, the session shall introduce the application of SSHA metrics at an EU level and the societal impact assessment. It shall explore the challenges of valorising and measuring the impact of research and innovation at a university level, from point of view of stakeholders and institutions.
Kevin Cullen, Vice President, Innovation and Economic Development, KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology) Innovation, Saudi Arabia
Siobhan Horan, Programme Manager TTSI, Knowledge Transfer Ireland, Ireland
Laura Kreiling, Université Paris Sud, France
John Scanlan, Director of Commercialisation, Maynooth University Ireland, Ireland
Koen Jonkers, JRC, European Commission, Belgium
Antonia Caro-Gonzalez, Head of the International Research Project Office, University of Deusto, Spain
Location: Ballroom 2
Track II – Ownership
Open Source Software
Writing and using Open Source Software (OS SW) is becoming more and more fashionable. However, handling OS SW is subject to different rules than the usual copyright protection. Researchers often handle the further use of OS code quite carelessly, which might cause headaches for KT managers.
This raises questions around which license underlies the OS Code? May it, or parts of it, be used commercially and under which conditions?
What questions must KT managers ask researchers in order to establish legal compliance around OS?
In this session, background information on Open Source licensing is given as well as pragmatic insights in how to avoid pitfalls around OS.
Robert Harrison, European Patent Attorney, 24IP Law Group, Germany
Location: Ballroom 3
Track III – Skills for KTO
How to Deal with Equity Cases
As knowledge and IPR generation becomes more of a co-creation process, setting up a spin-o ff inevitably also becomes more complex.
In addition to the challenge of determining the fair number of shares for each founding party, there may be more issues to be solved, like for example valuation: what elements go into valuation: IP, know-how, environment, investment pre-seed, use of university name/reputation? Pre-money valuation cannot be seen in isolation, there is the need to balance it with ESOP, exit liquidation preferences etc.
After a short general introduction to set the scene and agree on the meaning of terms we will hear from each of our speakers who they are and what they do and a typical case study from their daily life. We aim to have an interactiveworkshop like format, where the audience is engaged, asks questions and contribute experiences- to learn together!
Alison Campbell , Director, Knowledge Transfer Ireland
Location: Elm & Oak