The TTO members are active in supporting and promoting the university, and are actively involved in Tech Transfer Networks. Examples include:

ASTP-Proton is the premier, pan-European association for professionals involved in knowledge transfer between universities and industry. Tom Withnell was interviewed for the video of the training course in Lisbon (2016).

The University Industry Innovation Network (UIIN) is a dynamic network of academics, practitioners and business professionals passionate about advancing university-industry interaction, entrepreneurial universities and collaborative innovation. Tom Withnell was interviewed for the highlights video of the 2016 University-Industry Interaction Conference.

The Association of University Technology Managers is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing research to life by supporting and enhancing the global academic technology transfer profession through education, professional development, partnering and advocacy.

PraxisUnico develops knowledge exchange and technology transfer professionals with their world-leading training. PraxisUnico facilitates interactions between the public sector research base, business and government; bringing together key stakeholders to debate, educate and inform.

IPI focuses on industry needs and translates their innovation objectives into specific technology requirements to enable enterprises to develop new processes, products and services.

Austria Wirtschaftsservice Gesellschaft mbH (aws) is the Austrian federal promotional bank. It assists companies in their implementation of innovative projects by granting loans, awarding subsidies and issuing guarantees at favorable interest rates.


We use the assistance of external groups to assist in the marketing of university technologies. Examples include:

IN-PART provides a platform that enables universities to distribute creative and potentially ground-breaking early-stage ideas and technologies, directly to relevant industry contacts who have the ability to collaborate and build upon them, with a combined goal to produce something worthwhile.

TechnologieAllianz provides enterprises with access to the entire range of innovative research results from German universities and non-university research institutions.

Spotfolio is a business matching platform for innovative technology and players in the field of technology. Spotfolio is a next-generation technology solution addressing networking challenges of both young firms and established businesses.