ASTP-PROTON is the European association for professionals involved in knowledge transfer among universities and industry. By promoting and professionalising knowledge transfer practice, the association aims to enhance the impact of public research on society and the economy.
Center for Intellectual Property
The Center for Intellectual Property (CIP) is an interdisciplinary development center focused on knowledge-based business founded in 2000 through a collaboration of academia and industry and is currently jointly governed by Chalmers University of Technology, University of Gothenburg, and Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research
CESAER is the European association of leading specialised and comprehensive universities of science and technology that champion excellence in higher education, training, research and innovation; influence debate; contribute to the realisation of open knowledge societies; and, deliver significant scientific, economic, social and societal impact.
EARTO is a non-profit international association, whose mission is to promote and defend the interests of RTOs in Europe by reinforcing their profile and position as a key player in the minds of EU decision-makers and by seeking to ensure that European R&D and innovation programmes are best attuned to their interests.
Enterprise Europe Network
Enterprise Europe Network helps businesses innovate and grow on an international scale. It is the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with international ambitions. The Network is active in more than 60 countries worldwide and has more than 600 member organisations.
European Business Angel Network
Business Angels Europe (BAE) is the European Confederation of Angel Investing, representing the European Business Angels' Federations and Trade associations in Europe. BAE brings together the most active and developed countries operating in the angel market in Europe.
European Investment Bank Group
The European Investment Bank is the lending arm of the European Union. They are the world’s largest multilateral lender and the biggest provider of climate finance. They help the economy, create jobs and promote equality. The EIB Group has two parts: the European Investment Bank and the European Investment Fund.
European Patent Office
The European Patent Office (EPO) examines European patent applications, enabling inventors, researchers and companies from around the world to obtain protection for their inventions in up to 44 countries through a centralised and uniform procedure that requires just one application.
European Union Intellectual Property Office
EUIPO is the European Union Intellectual Property Office responsible for managing the EU trade mark and the registered Community design. They also work with the IP offices of the EU Member States and international partners to offer a similar registration experience for trade marks and designs across Europe and the world.
International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation
IASP is the worldwide network of science parks, innovation districts and other areas of innovation. With members in over 70 countries, they connect the professionals managing innovation ecosystems worldwide and provide services that drive growth, knowledge sharing and internationalisation.
League of European Research Universities
The League of European Research Universities (LERU) has emerged as a prominent advocate for the promotion of basic research at European universities. LERU aims at furthering the understanding and knowledge of politicians, policy makers and opinion leaders about the role and activities of research-intensive universities.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organisation that works to build better policies for better lives. Their goal is to shape policies that foster prosperity, equality, opportunity and well-being for all.
World Bank Group
The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. Its five institutions share a commitment to reducing poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development.
World Intellectual Property Organization
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is the global forum for intellectual property services, policy, information and cooperation. Their mission is to lead the development of a balanced and effective international intellectual property system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all.