Knowledge and Technology Transfer



Partner in Gunn & Twynmore, B.V., Leiden, a specialized consultancy firm focusing on innovation and technology transfer related activities for both government and industry. Formerly Head of Operations, Tech Transfer Office (TTO) LUMC & Leiden University, Deputy Director of Libertatis Ergo Holding B.V. and Deputy Director LUMC Participaties B.V.


Lucas Coelho,, PORTUGAL

Speaker and Entrepreneur with experience in the academia (phD in Chemical Engineering) and within private sector (Industrial Director of Engineering Company). Partner at Nexta Innovation – consultancy firm focusing in Science and Engineering-Based Business.

“I believe that the Science and Engineering-Based Business generate the real innovations which transform the world and technological-based entrepreneurship is the key to reach a fairer economy and society. I am interested in projects and researches with the purpose of generating impact in society from the technological innovation.”  – Lucas Coelho



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Agenda and Vision

The group will focus its activities and research on the following sub-themes:

  • Knowledge and Technology transfer trends
  • Open innovation models to accelerate knowledge transfer
  • Performance indicators in open access models
  • Knowledge and technology transfer in Public-Private Partnerships (PPP)
  • Knowledge and technology transfer between Industrial parties

The group will enhance discussion, debate and cross-fertilization on the above listed topics  by mean of special events, workshops and webinars; and will foster  theoretical developments and practical achievements by mean of research and implementation projects.

For more detailed information on the challenges the group intends to address, look at its Vision statement.

Who should join?

The group welcomes individuals with the following knowledge, know-how and/or experience:

  • Individuals who have experience in working with Espacenet or other patent databases. Access and cooperation of other TTOs may be required. In some countries, the national patent office may be able to help provide some of the data.
  • Individuals with experience and knowledge of measuring technology transfer outputs as well as people from the EU – DG Research and Innovation
  • Individuals who have experience in measuring knowledge transfer in the SME sector as well as a large network of SME’s who’d be willing to participate in such a project


If you would like to join this Thematic Research Group in its collaboration activities, please e-mail a request to both and


Latest activities

Interview “Industrial engagement vs Industrial commercialization”

Webinar “Critical success factors in University-Industry collaboration”