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S2B Centre successfully performed technology transfer projects in Latin America: d-PoLiTaTE and UniTransfer

December 15, 2013

The Science-to-Business-Marketing Research Centre (S2BMRC) at Münster University of Applied Sciences is participating in two international projects with Latin America, both of them focused on knowledge and technology transfer (KTT). In the last months, some events have taken place concerning both projects, which started in January 2012 and will finish in December 2014.

UniTransfer Executive Training Course

UniTransfer project is a Higher Education Management (DIES) programme funded by the DAAD and supported by the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK), leaded by Science to Business Marketing Research Centre. The main two local partners are the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo (Mexico) and the Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica (Costa Rica). The goal is to create a course for leaders in knowledge and technology transfer (KTT) by training managers and decision makers in different areas related to cooperation and partnering with external stakeholders from HEIs in Mexico and Central America to improve their necessary skills to develop effective transfer, cooperation and partnering-strategies. The project is consisted of a curriculum development phase and a pilot test, which is divided into three modules: Module A (23rd April to 3rd May 2013, Münster, Germany) and Module B (29th September to 11th October 2013) have already taken place successfully this year. The Module C will be carried out in Mexico from the 16th March to the 29th March 2014. The 20 participants of the course are experts in various fields of technology transfer, entrepreneurship, science-to-business, higher education management and innovation and they will present the results of their Personal Application Projects (P.A.P.) in the last event of UniTransfer, which will be a track session within the Innovation Conference in San Jose (Costa Rica), from the 9th to the 11th September 2014.


d-PoLiTaTE is an Alfa III project funded by the EU, leaded by the University of Münster (WWU) in cooperation with the S2BMRC at the FH Münster, one partner from Spain and five from Latin America, which are together working in order to develop a Programme for Leaders in Technology Transfer for Latin America in partnerships with European institutions. The kick-off meeting took place in June 2012 in Münster and from then on, partners have been developing materials and contents for the pilot test that took place in Buenos Aires (Argentina) from the 9th to the 16th November 2013. The course is divided into six modules, which were developed by the different partners: Leadership and Environment, Technology Transfer Structure, Innovation and Knowledge Networks, Commercialisation, Intellectual Property and Soft Skills. Each of the modules uses three different methodologies: in-person module, online course and a manual. After the appropriate modifications, the course will be carried out again in March 2014 with a series of new partners also from Latin American countries. The results of d-PoLiTaTE pilot tests will be presented in October 2014 in a meeting in Pachuca (Mexico).