Taftie Expert Session II, 25th April 2018, Vilnius

25.04 2018


Expert Session II 

How organisational structures in science shape spin-off firms


12:00 - 17:20 hrs

Venue: Vilnius University Central Palace, Auditorium 239

Address: Universiteto Str. 3, LT 01 513 Vilnius

Date: 25th April 2018



list of participants (as of 20th April)



12:00  Registration of participants
12:00- 13:00 



Moderator: Vygandas Jūras

13:00 - 13:10 Welcome, Ričardas Valančiauskas, MITA
13:10 - 13:45

Dear university, congratulations with your new cool spin-out.
This is how you should organize your future collaboration with it

Jens Kristian Damsgaard, partner Opencircle Capitals


13:45 - 14:20

Shaping and growing spin-offs: lessons and insights
Dr. Koenraad Debackere, Managing director of KU Leuven Research & Development
and Chairman of the KU Leuven seed fund


14:20 - 14:55

What happens in Oxford – how TT/university structures shape spinouts

Britta C Wyatt, Managing Consultant Oxentia Ltd


14:55 - 15:25 Coffee break
15:25 - 16:00

What are the key success factors for university spin-out organization 

Jon Wulff Petersen, Director of commercialization at tto – a part of

Plougmann Vingtoft, Copenhagen, Denmark


16:00 - 16:35

Encouraging and enabling academics to commercialize their technology

Jeff Skinner, Executive Director of the Institute of Innovation and
Entrepreneurship at London Business School


16:35 - 17:10

New Era of Technology Transfer
Dr. Nedeljko Milosavljević, Director of the Center for Technology Transfer
at the University of Belgrade


17:10 - 17:20 Closing remarks, Ričardas Valančiauskas
17:45 - 18:45 Guided tour in Vilnius University
19:00 - 22:00 Dinner