FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER: BRIDGING THE GAP IN THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Fireside Chat with Maurits Burgering
Join us for an engaging discussion with Maurits Burgering, Program Director, as he discusses a best practice example of creating a Thematic Technology Transfer Program to further the circular economy in the Netherlands and beyond.
Our planet is experiencing overexploitation, with ongoing challenges such as global warming, resource scarcity and numerous other pressing issues. The Netherlands has an ambition to achieve full circularity by 2050, however there is still a considerable gap to bridge. To address this, the Thematic Technology Transfer: Circular Technology (TTT-CT) program has been created as a collaboration between the four technical universities in the Netherlands and applied research organisation, TNO.
In this fireside chat, Maurits will share how the TTT-CT helps academics to valorise their research by supporting high-tech spin-offs and expediting the practical application of promising research to address pressing environmental challenges.
This event aims to share a best practice example of how universities can support the commercialisation of research to address pressing environmental challenges through the creation of a Thematic Technology Transfer Program.
This event is for professionals working in technology transfer, valorisation, impact or sustainability; or for anyone interested in exploring how research collaboration can address global challenges.
Date: 29th August 2023
Time: 1pm-1.30pm UTC (Convert to your own timezone)
What is a fireside chat?
A UIIN Fireside Chat is a 30-minute interview session between a UIIN facilitator and an external industry expert on a high-level topic. Participants will leave with insights and inspiration after hearing the experiences and perspectives of the guest speaker, and have the opportunity to ask questions during the session. Fireside Chats are also recorded for UIIN podcasts and are available after the session.