On 18 November this year, at the State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI) was held a seminar to disseminate the results of the TEMPUS Project “Technological Transfer Network – TecTNet” with participation of representatives of the project partners: “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi (Romania), “Alecu Russo” State University of Balti, State Agrarian University of Moldova, State University of Moldova, Agency for Innovation and Technology Transfer (AITT), AGEPI and nongovernmental organization Technology Transfer Network of Moldova.
During the meeting the participants discussed the results achieved in the project, but also the challenges faced by partners in implementing the project activities.
In opening the seminar, a welcoming speech delivered Svetlana Munteanu, Deputy Director General of AGEPI, who thanked the audience for their presence and involvement, appreciating the importance of the TecTNet project on partner institutions and its impact in developing research and technology transfer at universities.
According to the working Agenda, during the event were presented several communications on: Intellectual property as a tool for protection and exploitation of research results; Legal instruments to support innovative activity – supporting patenting abroad; Patent landscape - source of information in the field of patents.
Among the most successful achievements of the project were mentioned:
- realization in the consortium of partner universities of the Republic of Moldova of a Master Program on Management of Innovation and Technology Transfer, launched on 15 September 2014;
- creation of an information platform in each partner university of the Republic of Moldova;
- setting-up in the 4 partner universities of technology transfer offices (OTT)
A special moment of the current meeting was the book launch of prof. Cristian-Gyozo Haba, UTIASI, “Information Technology in Support of Technological Transfer of Goods and Services”, and Dorin Dumitru Lucache and Aurelia Litvin, “Technology Management. Part I: Production Management”, which were published in the TecTNet Project.
TecTNet TEMPUS Project was implemented over three years (December 2013 to December 2016), by a consortium composed of eleven partners from the Republic of Moldova and the European Union and aims primarily at building and developing an innovation field viable in local universities through creating an effective network for technological transfer.