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:

    • Gender and technology transfer
    • Geography of knowledge flows
    • Spatial dimensions of technology transfer
    • History of technology transfer
    • Long-term case studies of technology transfer
    • Beneficiaries of academic research beyond industry
    • Involvement of researchers in the cultural and artistic life of cities
    • New spaces for technology transfer: living and urban labs
    • Incorporation of technology transfer in PhD programmes
    • The relation between technology transfer and participatory action research
    • Technology transfer and intellectual property
    • Academic entrepreneurship: institutional and organizational perspectives

    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.

      T2S PEOPLE

      Confirmed Keynote Speakers

      (Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems)
      (Aarhus University)
      (University of North Carolina)
      (European Commission)
      (Copenhagen Business School)

      Programme Board

      Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro

      David Barberá-Tomás

      Scientific Committee

      Nabil Amara

      (Laval University)

      Alejandra Boni


      Barry Bozeman

      (Arizona State University)

      Elena Castro-Martínez


      Anabel Fernández-Mesa

      (University of Valencia)

      Esther Ferrándiz

      (University of Cádiz)

      Koen Frenken

      (Utrecht University)

      Aldo Geuna

      (University of Torino)

      Maria Goñi Mazzitelli

      (University of the Republic, Uruguay)

      Martin Kenney

      (University of California)

      Francesco Lissoni

      (University of Bordeaux)

      Óscar Llopis

      (Rennes School of Business)

      María Luz López-Terrada


      Francisco Mas-Verdú

      (Polytechnic University of Valencia)

      Julia Melkers

      (Georgia Institute of Technology)

      Julia Olmos-Peñuela

      (University of Valencia)

      Markus Perkmann

      (Imperial College London)

      Ruth Rama

      (IEGD, CSIC)

      Irene Ramos-Vielba


      Ana Romero de Pablos

      (IFS, CSIC)

      Mercedes Teruel-Carrizosa

      (Rovira i Virgili University)

      Elena M. Tur

      (Eindhoven University of Technology)

      Elvira Uyarra

      (University of Manchester)

      Frank van Rijnsoever

      (Utrecht University)

      Attila Varga

      (University of Pécs)

      Richard Woolley


      Alfredo Yegros-Yegros

      (CWTS, Leiden University)

      Organising Committee

      Nadia Ahmadouche

      Carmen Corona

      Hannia González-Urango

      Sihan Li

      Irene Monsonís-Payá

      Victoria Pellicer-Sifres

      Ingrith Rodríguez-Gutiérrez

      Technology Transfer Society
      VALENCIA 17-19 OCTOBER 2018


      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


      Wednesday, October 17

      17:30-19:30 · Albufera Sunset Boat Trip

      Thursday, October 18

      9:00-9:30 · Welcome

      • Francisco Mora (Rector of Polytechnic University of Valencia)
      • Jordi Molas-Gallart (Director of INGENIO)
      • Andrés García-Reche (Director of Valencian Innovation Agency)

      9:30-10:15 · Keynote

      • Xabier Goenaga-Beldarrain (European Commission)

      Innovation Impact of Universities and Institutional Funding

      12:15-13:15 · Parallel Lunch & Brown-Bag Keynote

      10:15-10:45 · Break

      10:45-12:15 · Parallel Sessions

      • Jeannette Colyvas (Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems)

      Commercial Imprints and Scientific Footprints: Counting the ways universities contribute to innovation and knowledge transfer

      13:15-14:45 · Parallel Sessions

      14:45-15:15 · Break

      15:15-16:45 · Parallel Sessions

      16:45-17:15 · Break

      17:15-18:45 · Parallel Sessions

      20:30-22:00 · Panoramic View Gala Dinner

      Friday, October 19

      9:00-10:30 · Thematic Keynote: Gender and Knowledge Transfer

      • Maryann Feldman (University of North Carolina)
      • Irene Ramos-Vielba (INGENIO, CSIC-UPV)

      Women scientific researchers and interactions with non-academic actors

      • Valentina Tartari (Copenhagen Business School)

      10:30-11:00 · Break

      11:00-12:30 · Parallel Sessions

      12:30-13:30· Announcements & Parallel Lunch & Brown-Bag Keynote

      • Marie Louise Conradsen (Aarhus University)

      Brokering trust: Using open science to create long-term collaborations with industry

      13:30-15:00 · Parallel Sessions


      Early Bird Regular Fee

      Until September 3, 2018

      Early Bird Student Fee
      Until September 3, 2018
      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.

      INGENIO [CSIC-UPV] Ciudad Politécnica de la Innovación Camino de Vera, s/n 46022 VALENCIA Tel:+34 963877048