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Special Interest Group Meetings (SIG)


The ASTP Special Interest Group Creating Value from Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts (SIG SSHA) was established in 2015 as a platform for face-to-face exchanges on SSHA among Knowledge Transfer Officers from universities and research organisations from all over Europe.

Facilitator SSHA:
Christoph Köller, Managing Director, Görgen & Köller GmbH, Germany

Location: Redwood 2

Digital Innovations SIG

This Special Interest Group launched in 2016 as the Software SIG, a platform for face-to-face exchanges on software among Knowledge Transfer Officers. Now 3 years on, their scope and ambition have grown to include all digital innovations. This SIG has developed 3 operational working groups: Malcom Bain leads on software IP; Mirko Lukacs on commercial deals involving software and Sigmar Lampe leads on legal software licensing terms.

At this meeting the SIG will address:

  • Software licensing deal terms benchmarking & survey. In many cases KTOs struggle to define appropriate legal terms on IP and commercial terms, on royalties and valuation in commercial license deals involving software. The SIG intends to set up a benchamrking survey under its participants to findtypical practices and templates which are being used in these occasions. We will discuss the key questions to be addressed in this survey and how we can deal with presenting and sharing the outcomes in a proper (anonimized) way.
  • Digital Innovations SIG agenda & initiatives. The SIG intends to speed up and grow its active network and initiatives, by launching a SIG newsletter, organising more online and face-to-face meetings, information sharing platforms, etc.We will discuss how to best move forward with growing and enriching the SIG in a most valuable manner.

Facilitators Digital Innovations SIG:
Malcolm Bain, Partner, ID Law Partners, Spain,
Mirko Lucas, Knowledge Transfer & Investment Manager, Utrecht Holdings, Netherlands
Sigmar Lampe, Counsel IP & Licensing, Université du Luxembourg, Luxemburg

Location: Oak

ASTP ANNUAL CONFERENCE, May 21-23 2019, Dublin