1st German-Russian Conference on Knowledge and Technology Transfer in Science
News from Dec 09, 2011
Freie Universität Berlin and Saint Petersburg State University organize the 1st German-Russian Conference on Knowledge and Technology Transfer in Science in Saint Petersburg. The conference is part of the German-Russian Year of Education, Science and Innovation and serves to review and analyze the present situation in knowledge and technology transfer in science within Russia and Germany as well as in exchange between both countries. Intense discussions aim to improve the present situation in the following way:
It is aimed to improve current limitations in knowledge transfer by developing and optimizing educational and research programs between both countries. It will be discussed how collaborative programs on various levels of education, including joint graduate programs, can be realized.
Improvements in the development and optimization of technology transfer programs between Russia and Germany (including partnerships of Russian and German University Technology Transfer Centers) are discussed besides improved access for students and academics to industry projects and industry activities in academic laboratories.
The participants from Russia and Germany cover various experience levels, ranging from graduate students in science to representatives of government and research bodies. Participants are expected to contribute to the success of the conference either by oral presentations or contributions to plenary and podium discussions. The results of the meeting will be summarized in a communiqué, which will be announced at the end of the conference and suggest clear perspectives for further developments in knowledge and technology transfer between Russia and Germany.
Organizers: Freie Universität Berlin, Saint Petersburg State University
Location: Hotel Pribaltiyskaya, Vasilyevsky Island, 14 Korablestroiteley Street, St. Petersburg
Date: 16-18 December, 2011
Scope of Participants: Governments, Funding Organizations, Universities, Research Laboratories, Industry, Technology Transfer Centers
Number of Participants: ca. 100 participants from Russia and Germany
Working Languages: Russian and German (with simultaneous translation)