Session slides

You can view Mr Benjamin Soffer's slides here.

You can view Dr Shigeo Kagami's slides here.

You can view Dr Liat Tsoref's slides here.

You can view Ms Inka Mero's slides here. 

You can view Dr Ute Schelhaas' slides here.

Session podcast

Listen to the entire session through the audio podcast.

Technology Transfer is a critical element of taking ideas into solutions, but many countries struggle to find the right mechanisms to ensure that this happens. Globally, much research fails to develop into workable solutions despite the value of the work undertaken. This session explores some of the experiences in key nations, and offers an exploration of the strengths and weaknesses of individual approaches.

Delegates will take away an understanding of the benefits and drawbacks of a range of technology transfer approaches and ideas on successful strategies for gaining practical solutions from valuable research.


Mr. Benjamin Sofer, Head of Strategic Industry Partnerships, King's College London, UK 

Dr. Shigeo Kagami, General Manager, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, The University of Tokyo, Japan 

Dr. Liat Tsoref, Director of Research & Development Collaborations and Acceleration, Biosense Webster, Israel 

Ms. Inka Mero, Chairwoman, Startup investor and Entrepreneur, Voima Ventures, Finland 

Dr. Ute Schelhaas, Innovation manager, Corporate Development, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany