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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Commercially valuable IP for Medical Sciences
with Prof. Russell Smith [Bio]

When: 1230hrs - 1330hrs on Friday 04 March 2016
Where: new Anatomy Lecture Room (nALR), Level -1, Pharmacy Building 
Target Audience: University academics, Post Docs, PhD students, research support officers and support staff actively carrying out research in the Medical Sciences.
Agenda: 

  • Setting the scene - why make money from research outcomes?
  • Introducing the Knowledge Transfer Office and the UOM IP Policy
  • Workshop on describing your invention and key things to look out for
  • Questions & answers
  • Setting up 1:1 meetings

RSVP: Click here to RSVP. If you would like to suggest any topics of interest please email us.

 

Research Funding for Innovative Solutions for Food Systems and Water Resources in the Med

PRIMA is a partnership between most countries in the North and South of the Med and a few other EU members states, and will act as an umbrella Research and Innovation Programme for  in the Med. It is run by a General Assembly with representatives of all participating countries. PRIMA will support exclusively "innovative solutions for food systems and water resources in the Med", and will be a H2020 type programme, with calls issued periodically on specific themes within these areas. The difference from H2020 is that National Governments participating in PRIMA will put their own National funds into the programme, and these will be supplemented by the EU to the tune of 40-50%. More information can be found here.

Malta will be committing €500,000/year for 10 years, which would be supplemented by up to €250,000/year by the EU. These funds will be reserved exclusively for Maltese partners participating within successful project consortia. So there are a substantial amount of funds that would be made available. PRIMA is one of the pillars of the 2017 Malta Presidency and if all goes well, will be launched in about a year's time.

You are kindly invited to take part in the public consultation in your personal capacity by following this link.

There is a stakeholder event that will be organised by the European Commission on 17th March 2016 at MCST in Kalkara. There are only 20 places available for Maltese stakeholders, and it is important that UoM is represented here. UoM has reserved four places at this event, two of which can be occupied by the representatives of the relevant focus areas. Two sessions will be set up to: 

  • Have short presentations (max 5 mins) from interested individuals on their work in the area, to help others to gain a better understanding of ongoing efforts in the focus area
  • identify a loose group of persons working in the focus area so that the interests of the group can be properly represented 
  • identify a person who can represent the interests of the group at the PRIMA consultation event and other similar events

When: 1230hrs - 1330hrs Wednesday 09 March - Focus on Water
1230hrs - 1330hrs Friday 11 March - Focus on Food Security

Where:  Dar Guzeppi Zahra (DGZ), room 108, old ICT Faculty

Kindly email Martina Pace if you will be attending, if you are interested in presenting and if you cannot attend but would like to ensure your views are captured.




 

PAST EVENTS (2015) 

The Maritime Sector
Industry-Academia Collaboration and Funding Opportunities

When: 1600hrs - 1800hrs on Tuesday 01 September 2015
Where: Events Room (301), Level 2, TAKEOFF Business Incubator, University of Malta, Msida Campus. Click here for a map. 
Target Audience: University staff and students actively working in the sector, Industrial representatives in the sector.
Agenda: 

  • Academic Presentations (5 mins each)
    • Operational Oceanography by Prof. Aldo Drago
    • Marine Spatial Planning by Prof. Alan Deidun
    • Corrosion Detection by Dr David Magri
    • Naval RADAR by Dr Alessio Magro
    • Ship Design Optimisation by Prof. Ing. Duncan Camilleri
    • Lightweight Marine Materials by Dr Ing. Claire De Marco
    • Electric Boats by Prof. Joseph Cilia
  • Mr Godwin Xerri from Combined Maritime Services - Malta Maritime Forum
  • Introduction to the Knowledge Transfer Office
  • Funding Opportunities (H2020)
  • Networking

RSVP: Click here to RSVP. If you would like to suggest any topics of interest please email us.

 

Resource Efficient Buildings
Industry-Academia Collaboration and Funding Opportunities

When: 1600hrs - 1800hrs on Wednesday 02 September 2015
Where: Events Room (301), Level 2, TAKEOFF Business Incubator, University of Malta, Msida Campus. Click here for a map. 
Target Audience: University staff and students actively working in the sector, Industrial representatives in the sector.
Agenda: 

  • Academic Presentations (5 mins each)
    • Novel Designs for Insulating Materials Prof. Vincent Buhagiar
    • Recycled Building Materials by Prof. Spiridione Buhagiar
    • Waste Materials in Concrete and Innovative Construction Materials by Dr Ruben Paul Borg
    • Smart Heat and Power for Domestic Use by Prof. Joseph Cilia
    • Geothermal for Heating & Cooling by Dr Ing. Charles Yousif
    • Green Roofs by Mr Antoine Gatt
  • Introduction to the Knowledge Transfer Office
  • Funding Opportunities (H2020)
  • Networking

RSVP: Click here to RSVP. If you would like to suggest any topics of interest please email us.



 

PAST EVENTS (2013 - 2014)

 

Make Good Ideas Happen

Engaging seminar series on Intellectual Property and Knowledge Transfer organised by the University of Malta in collaboration with the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise, and Industry & Isis Innovation, the technology transfer company of the University of Oxford.

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Can Lawyers Facilitate Innovation?
Open Innovation, Licensing and Start-Ups for Legal Practitioners

When: 1600hrs - 1800hrs on Thursday 17 January 2013
Where: Chamber of Advocates, Superior Courts, The Law Courts, Republic Street, Valletta VLT 2000
Target Audience: Open to the Public. Legal Practitioners, Business Consultants
Presentation available upon request.
Testimonials:

  • "Thank you for the seminar.  I rate it as a 5 star performance in all sectors." - Jo Tanti
  • "Thank you for the invitation. I found the seminar very relevant to my studies." - Doreen Camilleri, Camilleri & Camilleri
  • "Well done for the event. It was so informative and practical." - Pierre Theuma, Malta Enterprise
  • "I would like to say well done for organising this event; it truly was very interesting! - Claude-Anne Sant Fournier

 

Science: A Career in Business
An Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Opportunities

When: 1230hrs - 1630hrs on Wednesday 20 February 2013
Where: University Residence, R Mifsud Bonnici Street, Lija
Target Audience: All University staff and students
Speaker: Prof. Russell Smith, Isis Innovation, click here for bio [PDF]
Presentation: click here for part 1 [PDF], click here for part 2 [PDF] [University Staff & Students Only]

 

Parenting for Tech Businesses
Entrepreneurship and Mentoring for Technical Start-Ups EEN Logo

When: 1700hrs - 1900hrs on Thursday 21 February 2013
Where: Malta Enterprise Corporation, Gwardamangia Hill, Pietà
Target Audience: Open to the Public. Entrepreneurs, Mentors, Investors
Event Partners: Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)
Speaker: Prof. Russell Smith, Isis Innovation, click here for bio [PDF]
Presentation available upon request.
Testimonials: 

  • "Well done for the seminar. A very informative event and I look forward to future activities from your team." - Thomas Cremona
  • "Thank you and anyone else who organised these seminars, I found them to be very useful to my future plans. I will definitely attend any future ones." - Michael Bencini Azzopardi


 

Protection, Mistakes and Your Yellow Brick Road
Managing Intellectual Property in Engineering and Manufacturing

When: 1230hrs - 1630hrs on Wednesday 20 March 2013
Where: The Victoria Hotel, Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Sliema
Target Audience: University staff and students with an interest in Engineering, ICT, Built Environment and Science
Speaker: Dr Jamie Ferguson, Isis Innovation, click here for bio [PDF]
Presentation: click here [PDF]


 

Protection, Mistakes and Your Yellow Brick Road
Managing Intellectual Property in Engineering and Manufacturing

When: 1600hrs - 1800hrs on Thursday 21 March 2013
Where: The Victoria Hotel, Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Sliema Chamber of Engineers Logo
Target Audience: Open to the Public. Practising Engineers, Architects, Operations Managers, Entrepreneurs
Event Partners: Chamber of Engineers
Speaker: Dr Jamie Ferguson, Isis Innovation, click here for bio [PDF]
Presentation available upon request.

 

Give and Take
Intellectual Property Rights, Obligations and Benefits

When: 1230hrs - 1630hrs on Wednesday 17 April 2013
Where: The Victoria Hotel, Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Sliema
Target Audience: All University staff and students
Speaker: Mr Tom Hockaday, Isis Innovation, click here for bio [Link]
Presentation: click here [PDF]

 

Make Innovation Not War: Collaborate with University

When: 1600hrs - 1800hrs on Thursday 18 April 2013
Where: The Victoria Hotel, Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Sliema
Target Audience: Open to the Public. Executive Managers and Directors of Organisations in Knowledge Intensive Industries
Speaker: Mr Tom Hockaday, Isis Innovation, click here for bio [Link]
Presentation available upon request.
Testimonials: 

  • "Congratulations on a well organised event" - Matthew Gatt

 

Protection, Mistakes and Your Yellow Brick Road

Managing Intellectual Property in ICT

When: 1230hrs - 1630hrs on Wednesday 15 May 2013
Where: The Victoria Hotel, Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Sliema
Target Audience: University staff and students with an interest in ICT, Digital Games and Media
Speaker: Viraj Perera, click here for bio [Link]
Presentation: click here [PDF][University Staff & Students Only]

 

Protection, Mistakes and Your Yellow Brick RoadMITA Logo
Managing Intellectual Property in ICT
Seminar will be followed by a networking session  

When: 1600hrs - 1800hrs on Thursday 16 May 2013
Where: The Victoria Hotel, Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Sliema
Target Audience: Open to the Public. Practising Engineers, Software Developers, Operations Managers, Entrepreneurs
Event Partners: Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA)
Speaker: Viraj Perera, click here for bio [Link]
Presentation available upon request.

 

Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend 

When: 7-9 June 2013
Where: Smart City
Target Audience: Attendees are usually a mix of techies, designers, business development and marketing experts, students but also people representing professions not necessarily connected with the startup world like lawyers, office clerks, doctors, etc. with an interest in ICT.

 

Teaching, Confidentiality and Navigating Copyright

When: 1230hrs - 1630hrs on Wednesday 19 June 2013
Where: The Victoria Hotel, Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Sliema
Target Audience: All University staff
Speaker: Mr Chris Moody, Isis Innovation, click here for bio [Link] 
Presentation: click here [PDF]
Testimonials: 

  • "Much appreciated and well organised" - Mario Vassallo

 

Intensive Training Programme (ITP) in Technology Entrepreneurship
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
When: 8-12 July 2013
Information: click here [Link]


Intensive Training Programme (ITP) in Technology Entrepreneurship
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
When: 2-6 September 2013
Information: click here [Link] 

 

Intensive Training Programme (ITP) in Technology Entrepreneurship
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
When: 16-20 September 2013
Information: click here [Link] 

 

Protection, Mistakes and Your Yellow Brick Road
Managing Intellectual Property in the Life Sciences
Seminar will be followed by a networking session

When: 1600hrs - 1800hrs on Tuesday 24 September 2013
Where: Cavalieri Hotel, St Julians
Target Audience: Open to the Public. Practising Chemists, Biologists, Pharmacists, Medical Doctors, Researchers, Entrepreneurs
Speaker: Mr Andy Self, Isis Innovation, click here for bio [Link]
Presentation available upon request.

 

Protection, Mistakes and Your Yellow Brick Road

Managing Intellectual Property in the Life Sciences

When: 1230hrs - 1630hrs on Wednesday 25 September 2013
Where: Cavalieri Hotel, St Julians 
Target Audience: University staff and students with an interest in the Health Sciences, Medicine & Surgery and Science 
Speaker: Mr Andy Self, Isis Innovation, click here for bio [Link]
Presentation: click here [Link]

 

Managing Intellectual Property in the Arts and Creative Industries

When: 1600hrs - 1800hrs on Tuesday 15 October 2013
Where: Radisson Blu, St Julian's
Target Audience: Open to the Public. Architects, Artists and Performers, Producers, Distributors
Speaker: Dr Sarah Macnaughton, Isis Innovation, click here for bio [Link]
Presentation available upon request.

  •  "Thank you for yesterday's event it very inspiring for me and I learned a lot" - Joseph Woods

Managing Intellectual Property in the Arts and Creative Industries

When: 1230hrs - 1630hrs on Wednesday 16 October 2013
Where: Radisson Blu, St Julian's
Target Audience: University staff and students with an interest in the Arts, Built Environment, Laws, Digital Games, Media and Humanities subjects
Speaker: Dr Sarah Macnaughton, Isis Innovation, click here for bio [Link]
Presentation: click here [Link]

 

Give and Take: Intellectual Property Rights, Obligations and Benefits

When: 1230hrs - 1630hrs on Wednesday 20 November 2013
Where: Cavalieri Hotel, St Julians
Target Audience: All University staff and students
Speaker: Dr. Jon Carr, Isis Innovation, click here for bio [Link]
Presentation: Click here

 

Collaborate with University

When: 1600hrs - 1800hrs on Thursday 21 November 2013
Where: Cavalieri Hotel, St Julians
Target Audience: Open to the Public. Executive Managers and Directors of Organisations in Knowledge Intensive Industries
Speaker: Dr. Jon Carr, Isis Innovation, click here for bio [Link]  

A repeat session was held in Gozo.

When: 1000hrs - 1200hrs on Friday 22nd November 2013
Where: The Grand Hotel, Mgarr, Gozo
Presentation available on request
 

Managing Intellectual Property in ICT

When: 1600hrs - 1800hrs on Tuesday 3 December 2013
Where: Le Meridien, St Julians                                                                         
Target Audience: Open to the Public. Practicing Engineers, Software Developers, Operations Managers, Entrepreneurs                                                                          
Speaker: Dr Sarah Bond, Isis Innovation, click here for bio [Link]
Presentation available on request

Managing Intellectual Property in ICT

When: 1230hrs - 1630hrs on Wednesday 4 December 2013
Where: Le Meridien, St Julians
Target Audience: University staff and students with an interest in ICT, Digital Games and Media
Speaker: Dr Sarah Bond, Isis Innovation, click here for bio [Link]
Presentation: Click here

Seed Funding for Technology Start-Ups

When: 1600hrs - 1800hrs on Tuesday 10 December 2013
Where: Le Meridien, St Julians.
Target Audience: Open to the Public. Funders, Investors, Investment Advisors, Business Consultants, Tax Advisors, Bank Representatives, Entrepreneurs
Speaker: Mr Andrea Alunni, Isis Innovation,click here for bio [Link] 
Presentation will be available on request. 

 Startup Seed Investment Workshop

When: 1600hrs - 1800hrs on Tuesday 14 January 2014 
Where: Cavalieri Hotel, St Julians.
Speaker: Dr Tim Hart, Isis Innovation
Target Audience: Open to the Public. Entrepreneurs, Startups, Investors, Investment Advisors, Business Consultants, Tax Advisors, Bank Representatives  
Presentation available on request
 
 Get Ready for TAKEOFF Incubation Workshop

When: 1230hrs - 1630hrs on Wednesday 15 January 2014
Where: Cavalieri Hotel, St Julian's. 
Speaker: Dr Tim Hart, Isis Innovation
Target Audience: By Invitation. Entrepreneurs, Researchers, Startups, Investors, Business Consultants, Students
Presentation available on request
 
 Intellectual Property Policy, Obligations & Benefits: Try the Technology Transfer Process

When: 0900hrs - 1300hrs, Thursday 16th January 2014
Where: 1st Floor, Business Incubation Centre, Dar Guzeppi Zahra, Msida Campus
Target Audience: All UoM academics
Speaker: Dr. Tim Hart, Isis Innovation
Presentation available on request
 
Managing Intellectual Property in Engineering and Manufacturing

When: 1600hrs - 1800hrs on Tuesday 18 February 2014
Where: 1st Floor, Business Incubation Centre, Dar Guzeppi Zahra, University of Malta, Msida
Target Audience: Open to the Public. Practicing Engineers, Architects, Operations Managers, Entrepreneurs.
Speaker: Mr. Mark Gostock, Isis Innovation,click here for bio
Presentation available on request

Managing Intellectual Property in Engineering and Manufacturing

When: 1230hrs - 1630hrs on Wednesday 19 February 2014
Where: 1st Floor, TAKEOFF Business Incubator Centre, Dar Guzeppi Zahra, University of Malta, Msida
Target Audience: University staff and students with an interest in Engineering, ICT, Built Environment and Science
Speaker: Mr. Mark Gostock, Isis Innovation click here for bio

Presentation available on request

Protection, Mistakes and Your Yellow Brick Road

Managing Intellectual Property in the Life Sciences

When: 1600hrs - 1800hrs on Tuesday 11 March 2014
Where: TAKEOFF Business Incubator, Dar Guzeppi Zahra, University of Malta, Msida 
Target Audience: Open to the Public. Practising Chemists, Biologists, Pharmacists, Medical Doctors, Researchers, Entrepreneurs
Speaker: Mr. Bruno Raynolds
Presentation available on request 

Protection, Mistakes and Your Yellow Brick Road

Managing Intellectual Property in the Life Sciences

When: 1230hrs - 1630hrs on Wednesday 12 March 2014
Where: TAKEOFF Business Incubator, Dar Guzeppi Zahra, University of Malta, Msida 
Target Audience: University staff and students with an interest in the Health Sciences, Medicine & Surgery and Science 
Speaker: Mr. Bruno Raynolds

Presentation available on request 

 Growing a Sustainable Digital Games Industry 

When: 1600hrs - 1800hrs on Tuesday 25 March 2014
Where: TAKEOFF Business Incubator, Dar Guzeppi Zahra, University of Malta, Msida 
Target Audience: Open to the public. Practicing Engineers, Software Developers, Game Developers, Operations Managers, Entrepreneurs
Speaker: Mr. Thomas Howalt
Presentation available on request 

 Monetising and Positioning Digital Games and Apps

When: 1230hrs - 1630hrs on Wednesday 26 March 2014
Where: TAKEOFF Business Incubator,Dar Guzeppi Zahra, University of Malta, Msida 
Target Audience:  University staff and students with an interest in ICT, Digital Games and Media 
Speaker: Mr. Thomas Howalt
Presentation available on request 

TAKEOFF Seed Fund Award Workshop  

When: 1600hrs - 1800hrs on Tuesday 15 April 2014
Where: TAKEOFF Business Incubator, Dar Guzeppi Zahra, University of Malta, Msida 
Target Audience: Open to the public. Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Start ups seeking early stage seed funding for their business opportunities 
Speaker: Mr. Ben McClure and Ms. Britta Wyatt
Presentation: Click here

TAKEOFF Seed Fund Award Proof-of-Concept Workshop 

When: 1230hrs - 1630hrs on Wednesday 16 April 2014
Where: TAKEOFF Business Incubator,Dar Guzeppi Zahra, University of Malta, Msida 
Target Audience:  University Innovators and Researchers seeking funding for proof of concept technology commercialisation opportunities
Speaker: Mr. Ben McClure and Ms. Britta Wyatt
Presentation: Click here

Collaborate with the University!

When: 1600hrs - 1800hrs on Tuesday 20th May 2014 
Where: TAKEOFF Business Incubator, Dar Guzeppi Zahra, University of Malta, Msida
Target Audience: Open to the Public. Executive Managers and Directors of Organisations in Knowledge Intensive Industries
Speaker: Mr. Costas Cryssou, Isis Innovation

A repeat session was held in Gozo.

When: 1000hrs - 1200hrs on Thursday 22nd May 2014
Where: University Gozo Campus, Xewkija, Gozo
Presentations available upon request 

 Intellectual Property Rights, Obligations and Benefits

When: 1230hrs - 1630hrs on Wednesday 21 May 2014 
Where: TAKEOFF Business Incubator, Dar Guzeppi Zahra, University of Malta, Msida
Target Audience: All University staff and students
Speaker: Mr. Costas Cryssou, Isis Innovation
Presentation available upon request

 
Can Lawyers Facilitate Innovation?

Open Innovation, Licensing and Start-Ups for Legal Practitioners

Seminar will be followed by a networking session
When: 1600hrs - 1800hrs on Tuesday 24 June 2014 
Where: TAKEOFF Business Incubator, Dar Guzeppi Zahra, University of Malta, Msida
Target Audience: Legal Practitioners, Business Consultants
Speaker: Dr. Stephen Brett, Isis Innovation
Presentation will be available upon request

 MCA TAKEOFF Award workshop

When: 1600hrs - 1800hrs on Tuesday 4th November 2014 
Where: TAKEOFF Business Incubator, Dar Guzeppi Zahra, University of Malta, Msida (point 37 on the campus map)
Target Audience: Open to the public. Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Start ups seeking early stage seed funding for their business opportunities 
Speaker: Mr. Andy Linnas
Presentation: Click here


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Co-financing rate: 85% EU Funds; 15% National Funds

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Launching Funding Fridays
Drop into Level 3, Dar Guzeppi Zahra every Friday for funding support. 

Funding Fridays is an initiative of the Knowledge Transfer Office and the Project Support Office offering the academics dedicated support services in relation to European and national research funds in order to increase application and success rate. 
Industry Placements Available!
Check out www.um.edu.mt/placements
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‘ERASMUS FOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS’ is the programme for you!

 
 
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