Track III – Enriching the Ecosystem
Track III – Enriching the Ecosystem

2 June 2017

13:30 - 15:00 Fourth Parallel Session

Track III – Enriching the Ecosystem
Boosting the Collaborative Interface Between TTO and Company

  13:30 - 15:00
  Room: Panorama

Moderator: TBC

Speaker 1: Nacer Boubenna, Chief of staff to the CEO, Inserm Transfert, France
Speaker 2: Julie Edwards, Contracts Negotiator and Alliance Manager, Boehringer Iingelheim, Germany

The age-old interaction between industry and academia has developed a broad spectrum of relationships. As the interface becomes more sophisticated, a wider variety of collaborative contracts have become available. TTOs are facilitating upstream consultancy, services and Research and Development alliances, as well as downstream traditional licensing. This session is about the range of different perspectives a TTO needs to harness in order to be successful in this ecosystem.

The speakers will offer two dynamic perspectives about how they approach this challenge. A local industrial community is a rich source of partners, as is the wider industrial community across the sector. How can these links be enhanced?