In a beautiful unique village called Catania, Italy, some of the most important conversations were being led between the European Technology Transfers Offices Circle (ETTOC), Academia, Start-ups and Industry.
Materials Zone where at the forefront and invited to talk about their experience in data portfolio management, software licensing, collateralisation and securitisation; specifically for the transfer of technologies in a manufacturing context.
The ETTOC is at the heart of the Europe 2020 strategy for growth and jobs, directly affecting the relationship between academia and industry. It was important for the MZ platform and as a company to help educate and learn from the panel, bouncing ideas back and forth on how each one of us can play our part in this.
The aim of the ETTOC is to establish a community to bring together the major public research organisations in order to share knowledge, expertise and best practices. Whilst discussing mutual activities and progressing on a common approach, the theme in general was international standards for the professionalization of technology transfer… right up our street.
To tackle the grand societal challenges of the 21st century the EU needed more innovation to boost its global competitiveness, harness its knowledge base and enhance its economic position.
Our very own CEO and Dr Assaf Anderson was chosen to lead the pack and we will be uploading the presentation in due course here.