26 May 2016

15:30 - 17:00 Second parallel session

Managing resources
Beyond indicators – Peer review and benchmarking in technology transfer

  15:30 - 17:30
  Room: 8, Hotel Scandic

Ashley Stevens, President, Focus IP Group, USA
Sara Matt-Leubner, Head of Transfercenter, University of Innsburck, Austria | Immediate Past President, ASTP-Proton and Member, Programming Committee, ASTP-Proton

This session is designed to assess the benefits of an external view of your TTO. Two common approaches will be discussed:
(1) peer review which is the evaluation tool in science, and
(2) benchmarking.
What are useful and accepted benchmarks to monitor our performance? How can benchmarking support our strategic planning and the management of resources? The tool of peer review is explored and presented by the “Critical friends” initiative of ASTP-Proton. How would a technology transfer expert look at a TTO and what are the critical issues of such a peer review?

Moderator: Ruth Herzog, Head TTO, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Germany | Member, Programming Committee, ASTP-Proton