TRANSIT (Training Network Sustainable Technologies) is a European Training Network that joins the forces of 6 academic and 7 non-academic organisations across 8 European
For the second ever TRANSIT Summer School, the training was held on location at the University’s Valletta Campus. The KTO’s Andras Havasi opened the session with an introduction addressing the concept and context of technology transfer, its evolution through the years, its scope, and what it means for ESRs.
The day continued with Marie Mifsud delivering a talk on Intellectual Property management followed by Nicola Camileri delving into the legal side of technology transfer. Andras then gave some insight into how to exploit research results, including industry-academia collaborations, licensing, and spin-out companies.
Apart from our own team delivering talks, we also invited guest speaker Sholeem Griffin (CTO, De Novo Cell) to elaborate with Marie on one of UM’s spin outs, De Novo Cell. A second case study, this time on a licensing case (MaltaHip), was delivered by independent technology transfer expert, Ing. Michelle Cortis, RTTP.