Centre of Excellence for Autonomous and Cooperative Robotic Systems
Innovation management training at...

Centre of Excellence ACROSS CoE, The H2020 project "EXCELLABUST - Excelling LABUST in marine robotics", Centre of Research Excellence DATACROSS and IEEE Croatia Section, Robotics and Automation Chapter will organize innovation management training on the topic of:

“Knowledge and Technology Transfer”

which will be held by profManuela Arata, Genova Makers's Village, Genoa, Italy

The training will take place on 19-20 April 2018, starting both days at 09:00, in seminar room at ZARI, building C, 9th floor. Meet and greet coffee will be half an hour earlier, at 08:30.

If you are interested to participate at the training please contact Ivana Mikolić at by Wednesday, April 18th.

More about the speaker and lecture is available in detailed news content and here.


Day 1: 19th April 2018 (Thursday)

08:30 – 09:00

Meet and greet coffee

09:00 – 09:30

Introduction of the expert and the attendees

09:30 – 10:30

Session 1: Innovation – Manuela Arata

10:30 – 11:00


11:00– 12:00

Session 2: Science Value – Manuela Arata

12:00– 13:00

Session 3:  Knowledge & Technology Transfer – Manuela Arata

13:00 – 14:30


Day 2: 20th  April 2018 (Friday)

08:30 – 09:00

Meet and greet coffee

09:00 – 10:30

 Session 4: Working on site

10:30 – 11:00


11:00– 12:30

Session 4: Working on site


Questions and Answers

13:00 – 14:30




• Thinking about the benefits of Open Innovation

• Understanding the impact of Innovation

• Improving of the capacity to identify the key factors for Innovation

• Understanding of the new role of the researchers as social actors of the change

• Understanding the importance to integrate scientific education with managerial skills

• Being aware about the importance of the Public engagement and communication in the chain of innovation

• Understanding how the Knowledge and Technology Transfer Office can be the outreach interface of the scientific community

• Lesson learned   



Session 1 – Innovation

  • The concept of innovation
  • Sources and destination of Innovation
  • Open Innovation
  • Benefits, Impact and Key factors for Innovation

Session 2 –  Science Value

  • From Culture to Innovation
  • Value for Industries
  • Value for the Society
  • Public Engagement in Science

Session 3: Knowledge and Technology Transfer

  • The knowledge based Society
  • Research products
  • The multifaceted process of KTT
  • The functions of KTT
  • The role of researchers

Session 4: Working on site

  • This session will allow to bring together the learnings of the day before in real cases discussion also based on the speaker's experience in real cases that will be presented.


Founder and President of the Genoa Science Festival and Genova Makers's Village. She was General Director of the National Institute for Physics of Matter and  Manager for the  CNR's Technology Transfer Officer until 2013. Expert in innovation management, IPR and business creation, Professor of Management of Research and Visiting Professor at the University Del Salvador from Buenos Aires and Higher Council for Science and Tecnology of the Jordan Kingdom. Co-founder of the Shanghai Academy for Scientific Explainers. Member of the Research, Innovation and Science Policy Experts (RISE) High Level Group (HLG), she has held various positions as an Independent Expert for the European Commission. 

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