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28-30th September 2011

ProTon Europe Annual Conference 2011 "The role of networks in knowledge transfer from public research organizations"

Proton Europe

ProTon Europe is the pan-European association of national Knowledge Transfer associations linked to universities and public research organisations. The association was created in 2003 by the European Commission and is self-supporting since 2007. ProTon Europe's primary objective is to promote the economic and social benefits of publicly funded research and development throughout Europe by further developing the skills of the professionals working in this field. With over 160 members of knowledge transfer organisations ProTon Europe reaches out to almost 600 universities and public research organisations across Europe.
For more information visit www.protoneurope.org or contact José Syne, Secretary General at sg@protoneurope.org



Netval, the Italian Network for the Valorisation of University Research (www.netval.it), was founded in November 2002 as a university network, in order to cope with a set of critical issues such as the reduction of public funding for research activities, the promotion of patenting as a tool for the protection of research results and several changes in the Italian regulations regarding patent ownership. In September 2007 it was transformed into an association. It now consists of 49 members, 47 of which are universities. Universities which joined Netval account today for 71.3% of Italian university students and 73.9% of professors. Interestingly, Netval gathers 76.3% of the Italian teaching staff working in scientific and technology (S&T) related fields, 78% of the total number of public research spin-offs (n=873) and 88.3% of the total number of university spin-offs (n=771) which have been reported so far within the Italian borders; it also accounts for 94.9% of active patents owned by Italian universities.
Among Netval members there are also two PROs: the Italian National Research Council (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - CNR) and the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (Agenzia nazionale per le nuove tecnologie, l'energia e lo sviluppo economico sostenibile - ENEA).
Netval's activities include: (i) training sessions for TT-related university professional profiles; (ii) identification and discussion of fundamental issues for TT development; (iii) interaction with national and foreign Ministries and Agencies; (iv) participation in the European Union ProTon Europe association, as a representative for Italy.

CNR - National Research Council

The Italian National Research Council (CNR) is the largest public research institution in Italy, the only one under the Research Ministry performing multidisciplinary activities.
The Mission is to perform research in its own Institutes, to promote innovation and competitiveness of the national industrial system, to promote the internationalization of the national research system, to provide technologies and solutions to emerging public and private needs, to advice Government and other public bodies, and to contribute to the qualification of human resources.


The Departments

CNR's Departments are organizational units, structured by macro - areas of technological and scientific research, with the task of planning, coordinating and monitoring research activities in the affiliated institutes, by assuring them the necessary financial resources. Each Department furthermore has its national and international relations, dealing with its macro - area of interest. Every Department sets up its own research strategies and programmes, also in cooperation with other Departments, and follow up their implementation through specific research projects. An Institute affiliated to one Department, performing research in interrelated scientific fields, can participate in other Departments' projects. Among the 82 going projects, 10 are inter - departmental.
The Department decides, together with its institutes, single project's scientific lines, identifying the research groups to be entrusted with the relevant research tasks, at the same time providing them with necessary resources. Each group of researchers, in charge of carrying out a single scientific line, thus gives its contribution to the achievement of the Project goals.                                       
The 11 Departments are:
-Life Sciences
-Cultural Heritage
-Materials and Devices
-Cultural Identity
-Earth and Environment
-Molecular Design
-Energy and Transport
-Production Systems
-Information and Communication Technologies

The Institutes

The 108 Institutes, located throughout Italy, grouping together these technical and scientific areas of expertise, have been given the task of proposing programmes and implementing the scheduled activities, coordinated by the departments. The Institutes are not dependent on the Departments but are autonomously responsible for their scientific research and duties. The geographical distribution of the Institutes, and their interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary features, enable them to contribute to the growth of regional innovation systems.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011- Rome, CNR, Main Building - Piazzale Aldo Moro 7 - Aula Convegni

2.00 - 3.00 p.m. - Registrations
3.00 - 4.30 p.m.
Welcome by Michel Morant (Proton Europe) and Andrea Piccaluga (Netval and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna) and also by national and local authorities
Keynote speaker:
Riccardo Pietrabissa (Netval)

4.30 - 5.00 p.m. - Coffee-Break

5.00 - 7.00 p.m.
First session: setting up national KTOs networks: why and how
In this session we will try and discuss how to represent/defend the KT profession. We will also discuss how to set up national KTOs networks and how they should be linked to Research and University Ministries.

Chair: José Ricardo Aguilar (Instituto Pedro Nunes)
- Riccardo Barberi (Netval and Università della Calabria) - Useful and not expensive: the experience of Netval in Italy
- Carme Verdaguer (Bosch i Gimpera Foundation-Universidad de Barcelona and RedOtri) - The organization of RedOtri in Spain, its future challenges and its collaboration with the Ministry of Research
- Michel Morant (Lieu) - KT networking: what's going on in Belgium

7.15 p.m. - Guided bus tour

Thursday, 29 September 2011 - Rome, CNR, Main Building - Piazzale Aldo Moro 7 - Aula Convegni

9.00 - 11.00 a.m.
Second session: What's new about managing university (and other PRO) KTOs?
In this session we will try and analyze different approaches (for example private and public ones) in managing KTOs. We will share and compare some relevant cases.

Chair: Michel Morant (LIEU)
- Manuela Arata (CNR) - The case of the Italian CNR and other national research councils
- David Bembo (Cardiff University and Auril) - Allocating resources for Knowledge Exchange: What's your strategic focus?
- Mary Albertson (OTL, Stanford University and AUTM) - What's new in OTL at Stanford

11.00 - 11.30 a.m.  Coffee-break

11.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.   
Third session: measurables and non measurables in KT
In this session we will try and understand what can and cannot be measured in KT. Regarding what can be measured, we will discuss who and how is measuring it worldwide.

Chair: Patrick McCutcheon (DG Research)
- Håkon Finne (Sintef) - Metrics and indicators for knowledge transfer in Europe
- Andrea Piccaluga (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and Netval) - What we measure with the Proton Survey
- Mary Albertson (OTL, Stanford University and AUTM) - What we measure in the US and why
- Adrian Day (HEFCE-UK) - From data to funding: knowledge exchange in the UK

1.00 - 3.00 p.m. - Networking Lunch

3.00 - 5.00 p.m.
Fourth session: regional KT systems and networks
The evolution towards the regional dimension is an important process for university KTOs. What are the success factors when starting such actions?

Chair: David Bembo (Cardiff University and Auril)
- Paolo Bonaretti (ASTER) - The support to knowledge transfer in Emilia Romagna
- Roberta Profeta (Banca Intesa San Paolo) - The initiatives of Banca Intesa SanPaolo in support of innovation and knowledge transfer
- Philippe Gorry (University Montesquieu Bordeaux IV) - KT at regional level in France

5.00 p.m. - Coffee-break

5.15 p.m. - Proton Europe General Assembly

7.30 p.m. - Conference Dinner: buses leave from CNR and move to the restaurant. Then, return to CNR and participants walk to their hotels.

Friday 30 September 2011 - Rome, CNR, Main Building - Piazzale Aldo Moro 7 - Aula Convegni
09.00 - 11 a.m.
Fifth session: Future challenges in KT practices

Chair: Andrea Berti (Netval and Università di Padova)
- Roberto Sabella (Ericsson) - When university and industry research together: Ericsson and Scuola Sant'Anna
- Alessandro Guerci (Whirlpool and AICIPI) - Looking at KT from the perspective of companies
- Nicola Redi (TT Venture) - KT and innovative finance: the experience of TT Venture

11.15 - 11.45 a.m. Coffee-break

11.45 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Summing up: the future of the profession of KT manager
Joint session with the European Commission workshop on KT

- Riccardo Pietrabissa (Netval, Politecnico di Milano and CNR)
- Michel Morant (LIEU)
- Alexandros Papaderos (TU Munchen)

1.00 p.m. Light lunch for those who wish

Conference participants are also welcome to attend the European Commission workshop which is organized in cooperation with the Italian Ministry of Economic Development and Netval and continues after lunch from 2 pm to 4 pm.

The programme of the workshop is available at this link

The conference will be held in Rome, at CNR-Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche in Piazzale Aldo Moro 7, near central station Roma Termini.

Hotel reservations
Participants should make their own reservation to the following hotels, which have agreed special prices for conference participants.
Some hotels have already reserved some rooms. The Proton conference should always be mentioned when getting in touch with them.

Rome is the capital of Italy and the country's largest and most populated city, with over 2.7 million residents. The city is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, on the Tiber River within the Lazio region of Italy.
Rome's history spans over two and a half thousand years. It was the capital city of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, which was the dominant power in Western Europe and the lands bordering the Mediterranean Sea for over seven hundred years from the 1st century BC until the 7th century AD.
Since the 1st century AD Rome has been the seat of the Papacy and, after the end of Byzantine domination, in the 8th century it became the capital of the Papal States, which lasted until 1870. In 1871 Rome became the capital of the Kingdom of Italy, and in 1946 that of the Italian Republic.
Rome's architecture over the centuries has greatly developed, especially from the Classical and Imperial Roman styles to modern Fascist architecture. Rome was for a period one of the world's main epicentres of classical architecture, developing new forms such as the arch, the dome and the vault.
The Romanesque style in the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries was also widely used in Roman architecture, and later the city became one of the main centres of Renaissance and Baroque architecture