Barbara Tan will give presentation about connecting universities and companies on „daily base“ at COINTT

How to set up rules of cooperation between academic institutions and business companies? Barbara Tan from University of Antwerp will talk about cooperation between universities and companies on „daily base“ in a way fulfilling transparency criteria also outward at COINTT Conference. Her presentation is one of the event´s keynotes.

Barbara works at University of Antwerp as knowledge transfer policy advisor within YUFE (Young Universities for the Future of Europe), where one of her main tasks within this alliance is to develop together with colleagues from both the University of Antwerp and the other YUFE universities a common vision and strategy on how to engage with external stakeholders in order to establish a more demand driven approach of knowledge valorisation.

Barbara has more than 20 years of experience in various aspects of higher education with focus on research, innovation, science and technology policy.

She started her professional career as a researcher at the Herman Deleeck Center for Social Policy, where she published about persistent social inequalities in Flemish higher education. Then she became advisor for education and innovation at the Flemish employers’ organization Voka-Vlaams Economische Verbond for almost 6 years, where she built a wide network of business contacts.

Later she returned to the University of Antwerp and continued the work at the Department of Research, Innovation & Valorisation Antwerp (RIVA) in various functions among which as Valorisation Manager for the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) as the point of contact for researchers who need support on the transfer of their scientific knowledge towards companies and other stakeholders.

Barbara co-participated in the launch of various spin-off companies from the University of Antwerp and also holds the certificate of Registered Technology Transfer Professional.

You can look for her presentation on the first conference day, October 24th, 2023, from 13:00 till 13:45.

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