27 May 2016

09:00 - 10:30

Plenary session

  09:00 - 10:30
  Room: 8 & 9, Hotel Scandic

Making a difference through knowledge transfer:
Insights from the association, and from public and private perspectives

Keynote speaker: Anna Haldrup, Director of Research & Innovation, Carlsberg, Denmark

In the first part of this plenary session, the board and volunteers of ASTP-Proton will present an overview of the latest developments in the association, including new services and initiatives, the updated results of our Annual Survey, and other opportunities for our members in training, capacity building, networking and increased visibility and representation.

How can we further develop as knowledge transfer professionals? In what way can we be more involved in making a difference? Following this open discussion, our keynote speaker will illustrate how a knowledge transfer professional can implement change and make an impact both from the university and the private sector sides.

The keynote speaker has a blend of unique experiences. She has been Associate Professor, Head of Department and later Director of Research & Innovation within the University of Copenhagen. Today she is Director of Research Support with Carlsberg.

During her career, Anna Haldrup has been involved in major initiatives with a view of changing cultures, to provide better research services and to increase innovation and public-private collaboration. She will give us insight into the mind-set of the researchers and what motivates them, the university management and how to implement change within a complex organisation such as a university. She will also offer us insight into the private sector view on universities and what it takes to ensure a smooth collaboration.

In other words: probably the best start for a Friday morning!

Moderator: Marta Catarino, Director, TecMinho, University of Minho, Portugal | President, Board, ASTP-Proton