Our Network

our network 2019


ASTP-proton is a pan-European association of professionals involved in knowledge transfer between university and industry. With professional approach to knowledge transfer and its active promotion, the association strives to optimize the impact that research can have on industry and society as a whole.


Association of University Technology Managers– AUTM

The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting research and global/worldwide technology transfer through education, professional development, partnership and legal consulting. AUTM’s more than 3,200 members are intellectual property managers from more than 300 universities, research institutes and teaching hospitals worldwide as well as numerous companies and government organizations.


Network for technology transfer in field of high energy physics – HEPTech

HEPTech is a technology transfer network in the field of high energy physics. Apart from gathering leading European research institutions in the field of high energy physics, it also helps academic institutions and industry gaining/acquiring specific skills and abilities as well as access to new technologies.


International Technology Transfer Network – ITTN

ITTN is a non-profit organization with headquarters in China oriented towards international technology transfer and innovations. ITTN cooperates with organizations which are involved in innovations worldwide. It has long term partnership with more than 400 international organizations and more than 500 local Chinese organizations involved in technology transfer. With their network developed in more than 40 countries, they are branched out around the globe.


National Association of Technology Transfer – RUSNATT

The National Association for Technology Transfer was created in May 2017 by the non-state development institute Innopraktika and the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) to facilitate the implementation of the Strategy for the Scientific and Technological Development of the Russian Federation. The Association is a multifunctional communicative platform that carries out educational, educational and consulting activities in the field of technology transfer.



Pioneers is the ultimate One-Stop Hub for global tech innovators to access high-value, curated and qualified data of early-stage (seed and Series A) European startups. Founded in 2009 in Vienna, Pioneers creates various platforms to help redefine industries, develop future technologies and introduce cutting-edge solutions. Its services include digital services, consultancy, ventures services and inspirational, tailor-made offline experiences.



European IPR Helpdesk Ambasador

The European IPR Helpdesk is a project funded by the European Commission under the current Horizon 2020 programme that supports cross-border SMEs and research activities with the aim to manage, disseminate and valorize technologies and other Intellectual Property (IP) Rights and IP assets at an EU level. Offering a broad range of informative material, a Helpline service for direct IP support and on-site and online trainings, its main goal is to support IP capacity building along the full scale of IP practices: from awareness to strategic use and successful exploitation. This strengthening of IP competencies focuses on EU SMEs, participants and candidates in EU-funded projects, and EU innovation stakeholders for an increased translation of IP into the EU innovation ecosystem.


Rong Tong Science & Technology Industry Group

Rong Tong Science & Technology Industrial Group (Rong Tong Group) was founded in 2009 as a science & technology industrial investment group. Main focuses are on investing in high tech industrial park, realizing science & technology’s research commercialization, incubating science & technology enterprises, providing venture capital investment and consultation for science & technology projects.



EUPIC is a comprehensive platform promoting trade, investment and technical cooperation between the EU and China. The Center is actively supported by the European Commission, the Torch Centre, the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, the Sichuan Provincial People’s Government, the Chengdu Municipal People’s Government and the Management Committee of Chengdu Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone. EUPIC promotes technology innovation and technology transfer among enterprises, universities, science and technology parks, industrial clusters and governmental organizations.


Joint Research Centre

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission’s science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy. The work of the Center has an impact on lives of all people, it provides secure and healthy environment, safe energy supply, sustainable mobility, etc.


World Intellectual Property Organization

WIPO is the global forum for intellectual property services, policy, information and cooperation. It is a self-funding agency of the United Nations, with 189 member states.

Its mission is to lead the development of a balanced and effective international intellectual property (IP) system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all. Their mandate, governing bodies and procedures are set out in the WIPO Convention, which established WIPO in 1967.



TusPark is the key platform for extending the social function of Tsinghua University and transferring technological achievements to industry. As a mission, it wishes to become “a stage of innovation & entrepreneurship, a way to opportunities & success and a bridge between technology and economy.” Through more than twenty years of exploration and practice, it has become a world-class university-science park.


Science Park AREA

Born on the karst plateau surrounding Trieste, in an area with the greatest concentration of research centers in Italy, AREA Science Park is a system based on innovation, the enhancement of research and the development of new high technology businesses. Its 93.679 square meters of laboratories and common areas, divided in two campuses in Trieste and Gorizia host approximately 90 R&D centers and high-tech companies with over 2.400 employees. The R&D activities carried out in AREA Science Park focus on five clusters: Life Sciences; Information Science, Electronics and Telecommunications; Physics, Materials, Nanotechnologies; Energy and the Environment; Qualified Services. Surrounded by science and its quest for answers to the many questions raised, and by businesses that require solutions to support their growth, AREA’s mission is to contribute to the development of the business sector through innovation and technological research.


IP Marketplace

At IP Marketplace you can put your patents, patent applications, utility models, designs and trademarks – so called IP rights – up for sale or out-licensing. You can also use IP Marketplace when searching for IP rights to buy or in-license, or when you are looking for partners for innovation projects that build on patentable knowledge.



Ascenion is a company involved in technology transfer, it creates connection between science, industry and government. It makes sure that research centers and clinics do not miss opportunities by overlooking some research. The company takes over 100 patent application per year, looks over 70 patents and helps with creating licensing and partnership agreements. It also manages and supports start-ups on their journey to reach their full potential. All this creates new products and workplaces.