TTU Mektory's Technology Transfer team is meeting Alan Kennedy
This week the Technology Transfer team of Tallinn University of Technology’s Innovation and Business Centre Mektory is meeting Alan Kennedy, a technology transfer expert from UK. The meeting will take place within the framework of the Horizon 2020 project „PROGRESS-TT“.
The kick-off meeting will help the project team to create a ground for a more detailed action plan carried out within the next year. During the meeting several topics will be discussed, such as commercialization, need for early intervention in research projects to identify potential for the creation of commercial IP, negotiation skills and interacting with financial stakeholders.
Alan Kennedy is an experienced TT practitioner whose experience varies in research and development, project management, commercialization etc. He has designed sensors which are currently used in aircraft life-support systems, automobile air-conditioning and in anaesthetic trolleys across the world. Kennedy has worked on spin-out companies and successfully engaged with manufacturing and distribution partners to bring several new medical devices to the global healthcare market.
PROGRESS-TT is a new Horizon 2020 project to improve the capacity of Public Research Organisations, helping them to convert investment in research into commercial returns.