The short term horizontal unit intends to provide the basic knowledge and skills required to a TTTEA. It delivers the basic knowledge to mind the gap between the complexity of technology transfer concepts and the day by day language of SMEs.
The Ideal TTTEA Agent

The process of globalization has encouraged Multinational companies to spread their branches and offices all over the world. Globalization has inevitably kindled keen competition in the operations of all business. This competition has generated a need among all the enterprises, and especially SMEs, to adjust their strategies for their survival.

Technology and the transfer of discoveries and knowledge to SMEs is a recognized milestone in building and sustaining a robust and innovative European economy but the professional requirements and the skills needed to work across countries, institutions, regulations and sectors to facilitate this process are as diverse as the cultures they represent.

The TTTEA is person specifically train to manage the processes of technology transfer and could be a key figure in European to make SMEs more competitive on the market.

The ideal TTTE Agent needs to integrate the traditional competences of a technology manager with competences related to the management of transnational processes.

A road map toward Technology Transfer

Aim of the course:  to describe the process that leads, within a company, to identify the needs and the drives to innovation. Innovation could be achieved through a process of technology transfer.

The module is divided into 5 lessons describing what is innovation and technology transfer, and furthermore how to analyze, plan and implement technologies. Depicting a comprehensive how-to guide for a candidate technological transfer agent. By means of a rigorous theoretic background, the attendant will be guided in identifying when and where a TT is relevant, in analysing the context, in involving people to make innovation together and to measure results. Frequent examples and case studies will support lectures.  Read more.

Course level:  Basic

Commitment: 8h study + 1h quiz

Information and skills achieved after ending the course: 

Understanding innovation and technology transfer models and processes. Identifying of innovation needs within the industry and the market. Developing skills to analyse the state of the art and to design a path for the solution development.

The role of technology: Introduction to Industry 4.0 and key enabling technologies

The aim of the course: The general objective of the following training is to develop basic understanding of Industry 4.0 and its meaning to industrial companies. The training will introduce the definition of all industrial revolutions, Industry 4.0, global value chain and value chain integration. Key Industry 4.0 technologies will be described with application examples. Industry 4.0 design principles will be explained. Key Industry 4.0 readiness components will be described and presented.

Course level:  basic/intermediate

Commitment: 4h study + 1h quiz + own study after training

Information and skills achieved after ending the course: 

·         Basic understanding of Industry 4.0 and its meaning to industrial companies.

·         Knowledge about key Industry 4.0 enabling technologies and design principles.

·         Basic knowledge about Industry 4.0 roadmapping approach.

TTTEA basic soft skills

Title of the course: Soft skills for transfer activities

Aim of the courses:  Get a basic overview on needed soft skills in TT activities

Course level:  Basic

Commitment: 4h

Information and skills achieved after ending the course:  Know the scope of needed soft skills in terms of TT activities

Teacher: selected experts from the domain 

Technology Transfer: R&D/IP Management

Aim of the course: The aim of the course is to provide participants with basic understanding of how the intellectual property legal system works in practice.

Course level:  Basic.

Commitment: 1,5 h

Information and skills achieved after ending the courseBasic understanding of intellectual property and the means of securing protection of R&D results.