Capacity Building in Technology Transfer. The European Experience – Almost there!!!

This book tells the story of capacity building in Europe with respect to technology transfer offices and organizations (TTOs). The traditional underdevelopment of technology markets in Europe has often been explained in terms of lack of capacity and skills among technology transfer professionals, both as individuals and as part of TTOs. Because of the severe consequences for economic development and industrial growth, this situation has been repeatedly addressed by policy makers, until the European Commission, within the framework of Horizon 2020, decided to initiate a pan-European pilot project on capacity building. This book builds on the experience gained through that project and tries to reconnect it with current scholarly works on technology management by focusing on the new methodology developed. In addition, the authors present a series of case studies that may be used as a benchmark and as examples that will help high-potential TTOs to improve their performance. Both practitioners and researchers will benefit from the holistic perspective of the book, which goes beyond the traditional approach and attempts to reconcile the theory and practice of organizing for technology transfer.

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Seminar on intellectual property evaluation

I have been invited as a speaker to a seminar organized by the Italiana Patent and Trademark Office on the evaluation of intellectual property. The seminar will be held in Rome on July 5, 2018, at the UIBM. More information is available at

My speech will be about the methodologies of evaluation that are allowed in the statutory discipline of the Italian patent box, as borrowed by the OECD guidelines on transfer pricing.

EPO Pan-European Seal Professional Traineeship Programme

The University of Brescia is a member of the EPO Pan-European Programme, a prestigious initiative to select brilliant candidates that are interested in pursuing a traineeship at the EPO or at the EUIPO. Up to 100 paid positions are available every year.

The University of Brescia is expected to provide a shortlist of five candidates by the end of April, that will participate in the selection for traineeship periods starting in September 2018. Anyone with a technical degree and full knowledge of one of the official languages of the EUIPO system can apply. This year the Programme accepts graduates also from other disciplines.

Anyone interested in the application can send an email to massimiliano [dot] granieri [at] unibs [dot] it

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Seminari dottorali sulla proprietà intellettuale

Da domani, ripartono i seminari sulla #proprietà #intellettuale per i dottorandi dell’Università degli Studi di #Brescia. Una buona occasione per mischiare i saperi e condividere problemi e riflessioni con chi si avvia nella ricerca nelle scienze c.d. dure. Ovviamente, il seminario è aperto a tutti. Grazie a Mariacristina Missale del DMMT per l’organizzazione.

First IFAC Workshop on Integrated Assessment Modelling for Environmental Systems

A workshop to discuss and evaluate the state-of-the-art and the future perspectives of integrated assessment and integrated modelling of environmental systems, from local to global scales, will be held in Brescia, on May 10-11, 2018, under the auspices of the International Federation of Automatic Control. Full information available  at 

Workshop on patent intermediaries and PAEs in Bordeaux!

On June 22nd, 2018, GREThA, the Research Group on Theoretical and Applied  Economics of the University of Bordeaux, will host a one-day workshop on the impact that patent intermediaries, such as patent assertion entities and defensive patent aggregators, have on innovation and the markets for technologies. Economists and legal scholars from Europe and the US will share their research experience on the activities of patent intermediaries, commenting on recent findings and new
research avenues. Attendance is free.

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