KTT Conference April 2016

ACADEMIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND KNOWEDGE AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER:
How do they relate to Research, Teaching, and Universities as Organizations?

11-12 April 2016,

Science Park, University of Kassel, Germany

Spin-off entrepreneurship, patenting, licensing and other activities of knowledge and technology transfer (KTT) from universities to the private sector have attracted considerable scholarly attention. A large number of studies from a broad range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary backgrounds have investigated these activities. These prior efforts notwithstanding, important questions about academic entrepreneurship, commercialization and knowledge and technology transfer are still unanswered. This conference aims to help develop answers to these questions. In particular, contributions are invited that study how academic entrepreneurship, commercialization and transfer relate to research, teaching (including entrepreneurship education), as well as the nature and development of the university as an organization.

Organized by: Guido Bünstorf, Georg Krücken, and Christian Schneijderberg

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PROGRAMME

Monday, April 11, 2016

 

09:00

 

 

registration

09:45

Reiner Finkeldey
President of the University of Kassel, Germany

 

Guido Bünstorf, Georg Krücken
(University of Kassel, INCHER-Kassel, Germany)

Welcome

10:00

Christian Schneijderberg
(University of Kassel, INCHER-Kassel, Germany)

Introductory remarks

10:20

Katarina Larsen
(KTH the Royal Institute of Technology, Department of History of Science, Technology and Environment, Stockholm, Sweden)

Rhetoric of engineering skills and heroes: institutional logics of university-industry relations in engineering education

11:05

Timothy Sacco
(University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Sociology, USA)

Shaping Future Scientists: STEM Training and the Commercial Landscape of Science

11:50

Coffee break

 

 

12:05

Walter W. Powell
(Stanford University, Graduate School of Education and Sociology Department, USA)

Amphibious Scientists: How they have changed the university and industry, for good and bad

13:05

Lunch break

 

 

14:10

Thomas Åstebro
(HEC Paris, Department of Strategy and Business Policy, France)

Academic entrepreneurship: Bayh-Dole versus the “professor’s privilege”

14:55

Matthew Good, Birthe Soppe
(University of Oslo, Centre for Entrepreneurship, Norway)

Mirjam Knockaert
(University of Ghent, Belgium)

The interconnectedness of the university technology transfer infrastructure: An organizational design perspective

15:40

Anders Broström, Andreas Feldmann, Matti Kaulio
(Centre of Excellence in Science and Innovation Studies (CESIS), KTH the Royal Institute of Technology, Department of Industrial Economics and Management, Stockholm, Sweden)

Mobilising the organised anarchy: Structured relations between higher education institutions and external organisations

16:25

Coffee break

 

 

16:50

Lars Geschwind, Johan Söderlind, Marie Magnell
(KTH the Royal Institute of Technology, School of Education and Communication in Engineering Sciences, Department of Learning, Stockholm, Sweden)

Before and Beyond Humboldt:
The teaching-research nexus in technical universities

17:35

Fumi Kitagawa
(University of Edinburgh Business School, UK)

Chiara Marzocchi, Elvira Uyarra
(Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK)

Mabel Sánchez-Barrioluengo
(INGENIO, Technical University of Valencia, Spain)

Unpacking academic entrepreneurship – Academic spin-offs and graduate start-ups as part of the university research-teaching nexus

19:00

Dinner

 

 

 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

 

 

 

 

09:00

Ugo Rizzo
Laura Ramaciotti
(University of Ferrara, Department of Economics and Management, Italy)

Francesco Rentocchini
(Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, UK)

Which factors lead to the creation of high-growth academic spin-offs? An empirical investigation of the UK

09:45

Anna Sinell, Karolina Mizera-Ben Hamed, Katharina Hochfeld, Martina Schraudner (Fraunhofer Center for Responsible Research and Innovation, Berlin, Germany)

Promoting academic spin-off formation by learning the secrets of highly entrepreneurially-oriented organizations

10:30

Coffee break

 

 

10:55

Stefano Bianchini, Patrick Llerena
(BETA - University of Strasbourg, France)

Technology and knowledge transfer policies: Lessons from nearly 20 years of French experience

11:40

Aldo Geuna
(University of Turin, Italy)

Keynote lecture

12:45

Lunch break

 

 

13:50

Soo Jeung Lee
(Research Fellow of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, INCHER-Kassel, Seoul National University,  Republic of Korea)

Institutionalization of university-industry linkages and its effects on university research and transfer in Korea

14:35

Catalina Martínez
(CSIC Institute of Public Goods and Policies, Madrid, Spain)

Francesco Lissoni
(GREThA – UMR CNRS 5113, University of Bordeaux, France/CRIOS – Bocconi University, Milano, Italy)

Luis Sanz-Menéndez
(CSIC Institute of Public Goods and Policies, Madrid, Spain)

Funding and ownership of academic inventions: evidence from a patent-level survey

15:20

Markus Günther, Sabrina Backs, Christian Stummer
(Bielefeld University, Department of Business Administration and Economics, Germany)

How to stimulate academic patenting at universities: a social simulation approach

16:05

Farewell coffee

 

 

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