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26 May 2016

11:00 - 12:30 Parallel Sessions

Managing resources
Technology transfer agreements – a practitioners and lawyers perspective

  11:00 - 12:30
  Room: 8, Hotel Scandic

Massimiliano Granieri, Vice President, MITO Technology, Italy | Vice President, Board, ASTP-Proton
Jürgen Walkenhorst, Head, Life Sciences, PROvendis, Germany

Various types of agreements are typically being encountered along the path from academia to industry: MTAs, option and licence agreements – often in combination with collaboration agreements. TT agreements are complex algorithms that strive to reconcile technological opportunities with legal constraints, while keeping parties’ interests aligned at all times of their relationship. The session will then shed some light on the practical use of tech transfer agreements, from both the legal and practitioner perspectives.

Which are the most important terms and conditions to get the most from your technology? How can agreements be structured in a balanced way, meeting the interests of both parties? Which are the contents you should pay more attention to so as not to have major headaches in the future?

Moderator: Anita Nel, CEO, Senior Director, InnovUS Technology Transfer, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa