Agenda

November 4: PRE CONFERENCE DAY

Workshop 1:  Tech Transfer Essentials

Are you new to tech transfer? This course will explain the foundations of tech transfer, the basics of intellectual property, licensing, negotiations, deal structures, evaluations, and marketing research.

 

Workshop 2: Tech Transfer Valuation Course

An in-depth look at how to value technology, especially as it applies to academic licensing. We will examine concepts such as valuation vs pricing and risk, valuation methodologies, including cost, industry standards, discounted cash flow and equity as well as payment structures. We will also go over real world case studies.

November 5: CONFERENCE DAY 1

PRESENTED BY AUTM ASIA AND ISRAEL‘S COUNCIL OF HIGHER EDUCATION (CHE) ENTREPRENEURSHIP INITIATIVE

 

8:00-9:00
RECEPTION

Breakfast and Networking

9:00-9:30

SHORT GREETINGS (AUTM, ITTN, YISSUM, CHE, IIA)

9:30-10:30

KEYNOTE ADDRESS (25 minutes each):

1. Infusion of Innovation and Entrepreneurship on Campus: Early Successes Create Significant New Goals

 

2. An Israeli Academic Entrepreneur Tells His/Her Story of Transforming an Academic Technology into a Major Commercial Success

 

10:30-11:15

SPOTLIGHT

Going global With University Knowledge

A Panel Showcasing Creative Internationalization Initiatives

11:15-11:30

COFFEE BREAK

11:30-12:30

BREAKOUT PARALLEL SESSIONS

An International Perspective on Tech Transfer 

  • TRACK A: Tech Transfer KPIs and Metrics: Old & New
    North American, Israeli & European organizations will offer perspectives on changing models.
  • TRACK B:  Tech Transfer Best Practices Outside Life & Material Sciences
    Hear from experts experienced in deal flow
  • TRACK C:  Best practices in Establishing University-Based Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centers (PART 1) 
    Key considerations and recommended initiatives to adopt – or avoid; leaders of academic innovation and entrepreneurship centers share experiences
12:30-13:30

LUNCH

13:30-14:30

THE DEBATE:

An Optimal Tech Transfer Business Model: How selecting between a Tech Transfer Organization (TTO), Tec Tech Transfer Company (TTC) or other Relevant Models Impacts Tech Transfer KPIs and Campus-Wide Entrepreneurship

A moderated lively debate exploring the advantages and disadvantages of a University-based knowledge and technology transfer organization. 

14:30-16:00

PARALLEL ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS

  • Roundtable I: Developing a TTO Career Including Advancement & Compensation
  • Roundtable II: Key Challenges and Opportunities in Increasing Faculty Involvement in University Spin-Out Creation
  • Roundtable III: Best practices in Establishing University-Based Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centers (PART 2)
 
16:00-17:30

THE HACKATHON

Brainstorming New Models for Inter-Institutional and International Knowledge-based Collaborations 

An interactive, engaging session designed to present multi-disciplinary groups with “teasers” for creating novel frameworks for inter-Institutional and cross-border collaborations based on knowledge transfer, open innovation and technology commercialization.

18:00-20:00

GALA DINNER - EINSTEIN'S VISION COMES ALIVE WITH THE CELEBRATION OF YISSUM'S 55th AND ITTN'S 15th ANNIVERSARIES

November 6: CONFERENCE DAY 2

8:00-9:00
RECEPTION

Breakfast and Networking

9:00-10:30

Opening Plenary

Top International TTOs Share Historical Perspectives, War Stories & Future Predictions

TOP TTOs from Asia, Europe and Israel share their experiences

10:30-11:00

COFFEE BREAK

11:00-12:30

BREAKOUT PARALLEL SESSIONS

Innovation & Collaboration
  • Panel A: From Push to Pull: TTOs new tools for ideation and portfolio diversification 
  • Panel B:  Fostering A Strong Collaboration between China & Israel: Turning Interest into Action
12:30-13:30

LUNCH

13:30-14:30

THE DEBATE

Winning The Lottery:  Revenue vs. Broader Social Impact and the Role of Licensing Today

Traditional TTOs discuss these ideas with major firms that routinely license technologies.

14:30-16:00

PARALLEL ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS

  • Roundtable I:  New World Order: How Global Trade Wars are influencing China’s Tech Transfer: Global Status Trends & Challenges
  • Roundtable II:  University Seed Venture Funds – How to Use Them Wisely

     

  • Roundtable III:  TTO Tools for Creating Collaborative Synergies with Key University Stakeholders (Faculty organization, External Relations, Innovation Centers, etc.)
16:00-17:00

SHOWCASE

Success Stories as Told From Different Angles: The Entrepreneur, The Academic; the Investor, The Government

19:00-22:00

SHUK-TECH

 A Night of Foodtech, Science and Innovation in Jerusalem’s Most Famous Outdoor Market

The best of food tech innovation will be on display while you enjoy dinner, drinks, and music in this legendary market bursting with creative energy.

November 7: CONFERENCE DAY 3

8:00-9:00
RECEPTION

Breakfast and Networking

9:00-10:30

Opening Plenary

Turning Tables – What Investors and Corporations Expect from TTOs

Top investors and industry executives offer insight on how to pitch your technologies to get their attention

10:30-11:00

COFFEE BREAK

11:00-12:30

PARALLEL PITCH SESSIONS

Industry Needs

Representatives of 4 industry verticals share wide industry needs and trends, and present their companies’ technological needs in search of new commercialization opportunities

  • Track I: Pharma/Biotech
  • Track II: MedTech & Diagnostics
  • Track III:  Agriculture & Food Technologies
  • Track IV:  High-Tech
12:30-13:30

CLOSING RECEPTION & SPECIAL AWARD PRESENTATION

13:30-18:00

TOUR OF THE ISRAEL ECOSYSTEM

Included Separately

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