Bataan Peninsula State University participates in AUTM (Association of University Technology Managers) Asia 2017

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The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Asia 2017 held at Hong Kong Science Park on April 23-26, 2017 was participated by Mrs. Arlene D. Iba┼łez, BPSU ITSO Manager and Ms. Andrea O. de Jesus, Technical Staff of ITSO. The AUTM is a non-profit organization based in the United States which is dedicated to supporting and advancing academic technology transfer globally through education, professional development, partnering and advocacy. It is a gateway to learn and explore IP opportunities in Asia and Greater China.

The four-day event featured prominent speakers from the academic research institutions, industries, entrepreneurs and technology transfer professionals. The speakers addressed the free movement of innovative ideas, interests of emerging Asia markets and trends in technology management. Such participation in the activity is an opportunity to benchmark technology transfer practices, IP management, R & D cycle in various participating universities in Hong Kong such as the City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, Chines University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, University of Hong Kong and many other universities outside Hong Kong.

Featured renowned keynote speakers and panelists from the government, industry and universities who served as forward-looking platform to elaborate the awareness and execution capacity among the participants on a global scale. Highlights of the panel discussion include:

  1. Best Practices of Technology Transfer Officers
  2. Innovation and IP Development
  3. University-Industry Technology Transfer
  4. Entrepreneurship in the US, Hong Kong, Singapore and United Kingdom
  5. Health and Green Innovation in Asia
  6. Smart City
  7. Emerging Trend in Technology Management and Transfer for Internet Big Data

Dr. David Ai, Chairman, AUTM 2017 emphasized the speed of integration of all production elements beyond borders, including talents, innovations, and capital witnessing a global integration in the academic world. On the other hand, Dr. Afred Tan, AUTM Asia 2017 Deputy Chairman stressed that AUTM 2017 is being held in Hong Kong as center of Asia and the world and with the support of the Hong Kong government and the organization of Hong Kong Science and Technology Park and all the top six universities in Hong Kong- The University of Hong Kong, The Chines University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University , City University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Baptist University together with the University of Macau, AUTM Asia 2017 will definitely set the bar as one of the most exciting and successful meetings of technology transfer professional in Asia and it did attained its purpose with the turnout of participants and responses gathered at the end of the gathering.

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