We would like to invite you to submit a paper to the 2018 Technology Transfer Conference. The main themes of the Conference will revolve around the evolution and dynamics of technology transfer. Submissions featuring longitudinal and historical studies, ideally using mixed-methods research and/or wave data, are particularly encouraged. Submissions based on other methods are also welcome. Suggested topics include (but are not restricted to) the following research areas:
The temporal connection between different types of technology transfer mechanisms: are different technology transfer channels used consecutively, and if so, how is this sequence actually working? Some studies cluster technology transfer channels according to whether they are used in combination with others. However, we do not know much about whether these channels are used simultaneously or sequentially; or whether the same piece of knowledge is transmitted (and maybe modified) through different channels.
The relation between technology transfer and the business cycle: while there are analyses of technology transfer over time, there is not yet much reflection on whether evolving macroeconomic and institutional conditions affect technology transfer dynamics; does technology transfer grow or decline with the business cycle?; what impacts do crises have?
The changing facets of individual-level characteristics and technology transfer: do individual characteristics change because of engagement in technology transfer? We have learnt much about the influence of personal characteristics, including attitudes and motivations, on technology transfer. However, the impact engagement in technology transfer has on personal characteristics remains relatively unexplored. Do people change after engagement in technology transfer activities?
A wide interpretation of technology transfer will be favoured, including its non-commercial, bilateral, cultural and societal aspects. The preference will be for multilevel analyses, which explore how the impact of the micro-level antecedents of technology transfer is affected by more aggregated antecedents (e.g. organizations, institutions, macroeconomic framework, etc.). For studies at the individual level, incorporating insights from psychology would also be an asset. However, as mentioned above, contributions are not restricted to these topics and approaches.
Topics of interest include:
Individuals wishing to present a panel session that fits the conference theme or the areas noted above should submit a proposal that includes the title of the session, an up to 500-word description, as well as the name, affiliation, and email address of the panel organizer.
Individuals wishing to present a paper that fits the conference theme or the areas noted above should submit an extended abstract that includes the title of their paper, up to 1500-word abstract, as well as the name, affiliation, and email address of the presenter.
Panel session proposals and extended abstracts for presentation should be submitted no later than July 19th, 2018. Panel organizers and paper presenters will be notified not later than July 24th, 2018 if their session or paper is accepted.
Based on abstract reviews, selected authors will be invited to submit a complete manuscript in consideration a special issue of the Journal of Technology Transfer and an edited book through Springer’s International Handbook Series on Entrepreneurship on the conference topic.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro
Maria Goñi Mazzitelli
María Luz López-Terrada
Ana Romero de Pablos
Elena M. Tur
Frank van Rijnsoever
Ana María Gómez Aguayo
July 19, 2018 · Panel Sessions and Extended Abstracts Submission
July 26, 2018 · Acceptance Confirmation
July 31, 2018 · Registration Opens
September 3, 2018 · Early Bird Registration Closes
October 8, 2018 · Standard Registration Closes
October 17, 2018 · Congress Opens
All conference activities will be held at INGENIO on the 3rd floor of the Polytechnic City of Innovation (Spanish acronym: CPI), a modern complex located in the south wing of the main campus. Registration, keynote speeches, lunch and coffee breaks will be in the "blue cube" (marked "8B" on the map below) while parallel sessions will take place in the "red cube" (marked "8E" on the map). On the days of the conference plenty of help staff and/or signposts will assist you in finding the right venue.
The CPI is home to a large number of organisations including 42 public research centres and laboratories, small and medium enterprises as well as experimental enterpreneurial units. The core activity of the CPI is the pursuit, analysis and promotion of innovation. The structure and the mission of this idea incubator are testimony to the continuing commitment on the part of the University to stimulate the economic, technological and social development of the Valencian Region. These goals are are pursued in an open and collaborative fashion within and across an ample spectrum of public and private actors that are themselves active players within ample national and international networks.
You can get to the CPI by strolling through the main UPV campus, which can be accessed via any of the main entrances along Avenida de los Naranjos (Avinguda Tarongers). The closest to the conference venue is campus entrance J. Please consult the map below or check out this interactive map.
Wednesday, October 17
17:00-20:00 · Albufera Sunset Boat Trip
Thursday, October 18
9:00-9:30 · Registration
9:30-10:00 · Welcome
10:00-11:00 · Keynote
Innovation Impact of Universities and Institutional Funding
[Chair: Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro]
11:00-11:30 · Break
11:30-13:00 · Parallel Sessions
13:00-14:15 · Parallel Lunch & Brown-Bag Keynote
Commercial Imprints and Scientific Footprints: Counting the ways universities contribute to innovation and knowledge transfer
[Chair: David Barberá-Tomás]
14:15-15:45 · Parallel Sessions
15:45-16:15 · Break
16:15-17:45 · Parallel Sessions
20:00-23:00 · Conference Dinner
Venue: Tryp Valencia Oceanic Hotel
Calle Pintor Maella 35, Valencia - MAP
Drinks reception: 8:00pm - Dinner: 8:30pm
Transportation options: Buses: #19 or #35 from de the center, and #94 along the river-path
Friday, October 19
9:00-10:30 · Thematic Keynote: Gender and Knowledge Transfer
Increasing Impact: Fairy tales, stylized facts and a changed environment
Women scientific researchers and interactions with non-academic actors
Looking for the perfect match: empirical challenges in studying women’s participation in science and technology
[Chair: Mónica García-Melón]
10:30-11:00 · Break
11:00-12:30 · Parallel Sessions
12:30-13:45 · Parallel Lunch & Brown-Bag Keynote
Brokering trust: Using open science to create long-term collaborations with industry
[Chair: David Barberá-Tomás]
13:45-15:15 · Parallel Sessions
15:15-15:30 · Closure
Conference activities are colour coded depending on whether they will take place in the Red Cube or in the Blue Cube.
Notice that parallel sessions will be self-regulated: Speaker 2 will control the time of Speaker 1; Speaker 3 will control the time of Speaker 2; and Speaker 1 will control the time of Speaker 3.
Early Bird Regular Fee
Until September 10, 2018
Early Bird Student Fee
Late Regular Fee
Late Student Fee
Cancellation Policy: Only early bird inscriptions could cancel registration. Deadline for cancelling registration is September 10th 2018. To cancel registration, a cancellation request must be submitted by the registrant to the conference organizers. A cancellation fee of 30€ will be applied at the time registration cancellation is processed. If the cancellation request is not received before the posted cancellation deadline, no refund will be issued. After this date, refunds cannot be granted due to contractual obligations and guarantees.