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STCU meets with the representatives of Association of European Science & Technology Transfer Professionals (ASTP).

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14 Dec 2012
STCU meets with the representatives of Association of European Science & Technology Transfer Professionals (ASTP).

STCU DED EU Michel Zayet invited two Representatives from the Association of European Science & Technology Transfer Professionals (ASTP) to visit Kiev Polytechnic Institute, to discuss possibilities for the future collaboration in the framework of the Technology Transfer Brokerage course. On December 3-4, 2012, Mr. Jeffrey Blair, ASTP Business Development & Strategy Manager, and Mr. Jeff Skinner, Executive Director of ASTP Professional Development Committee, visited Dr. Inna Malyukova and met also KPI Rector, Professor Mikhail Zgurovsky.

Their visit included a roundtable discussion on possible ways of mutually beneficial cooperation and a presentation of ASTP training & certification system, and a second presentation of ASTP to representatives of Ukrainian universities, research institutions, enterprises etc. A strong emphasis was placed on the benefits for individuals to become ASTP members, on the opportunities for professional development in Tech Transfer and on the international certification as a Recognized Tech Transfer Professional.

The meeting with Mr. Jeffry Blair attracted high interest. About 40 representatives of Ukrainian universities, research institutions, enterprises joined. Among them were represented:

The Gas Institute of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine (Kyiv);
Palladin Institute of Biochemistry of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Kyiv);
Chuiko Institute of Surface Chemistry of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Kyiv);
Chernihiv State Technological University (Chernihiv);
Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Kyiv);
Sevastopol National Technical University (Sevastopol);
Association of Technology Managers and Brokers of Ukraine (Kyiv);
Institute of Technical Mechanics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the National Space Agency of Ukraine (Dnipropetrovsk);
Ukrainian Institute for Scientific, Technical and Economic Information (Kyiv);
State Company "UKROBORONSERVICE" (Kyiv);
National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute".

Contact Person: Olga Panchenko