September 16, 2015
Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia

Technology Transfer Conference


September 16th 2015

Location: Congress Center Brdo pri Kranju, Slovenia


Main Conference Room

Parallel Session

8:30 – 8:45






(research to business)


9:00 – 9:20

Grand Opening

The ITTC Conference and technology transfer in numbers.

Honourable Speakers:

Samo Hribar Milič, General Manager, Chamber of commerce and industry of Slovenia

Tomaž Boh, State Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport

Introduction Speaker:

Špela Stres, Head of Conference Organizing Committee, Center for technology  transfer and innovation, Jozef Stefan Institute

Session I: Keynote Speeches

9:20 – 9:50

How to tackle the challenges in research-2-business collaboration?


Target: to provide examples how to overcome the biggest problems (absorbtion capacity, providing financial resources)

Triin Udris,  Oxford Innovation

9:50 – 10:30

How to create and bring to life the most impossible innovations?


Target: to provide examples of "why to" and "how to" manage creativity of employees in order to develop new innovation

Marko Derča, AT Kearney

10:30 - 10:40

Short Break


(research to business)


Session II: Spin-out creation

10:40 – 11:00

Research based companies and venture capital, an impossible marriage?


Luigi Amati, META Group and Business Angels Europe 

11:00 – 12:00

Best Innovation with Business Proposition:  Pitch Competition

Presentation of the real business model proposals from the public research labs to the investors and technology transfer experts.

The project teams, researchers / entrepreneurs, authors of the inventive/innovative technologies present their business models in front of the evaluation commission. Each of the presenters has exactly 5 minutes for the pitch presentation and 7 minutes for responding to the questions of the commission members. Every case has been preassessed by the members of the commission on the basis of predetermined assessment criteria.

There are 6 groups of criteria that are covered in the evaluation process:

1. Overall situation of the case

2. Product/application advantage

3. Market attractiveness

4. Competitive situation

5. Technology maturity

6. Risk versus return

Members of the Evaluation Commission / Člani komisije (in alphabetical order):

Uroš Glavan, DTK Murka, Slovenia

Rok Habinc, STH Ventures, Slovenia

Marjana Majerič, Tehnološki park Ljubljana, Slovenia

Nina Mazgan, META Group, Slovenia/Italy

Triin Udris, Oxford Innovation, UK



12:00 – 12:30

With innovative ideas successfully in the world - the Chipolo experience / Z inovativnimi idejami uspešno v svet: predstavitev izkušnje podjetja Chipolo


Target: to provide examples of "why to" and "how to" network (innovatiove products/services) in order to be included into international development partnerships (values chains).

 Tadej Jevševar, Chipolo, d.o.o.

Best Innovation Competition: Evaluation commission meeting – winner selection. Non public part of the event!

Awards Ceremony 


(research to business)

meetings (till 14:00)

12:30 – 12:50

Awards for the Best Innovation with Business Proposition from Research Labs / Slavnostna razglasitev zmagovalca za najboljši projekt iz JRO

Honourable Speaker:

Members of the Evaluation Commission will present the winners.

13:00 – 14:00  


14:30 – 16:00

Awards for the Best Innovation from the Industry / Slavnostna podelitev nagrad GZS.

Honourable Speakers:  

Samo Hribar MiličGeneral Manager, Chamber of commerce and industry of Slovenia