LES-AC, ASIP and TAGITI Participate in BITTCOIN-JO Workshop and Training Course in Germany

BONN - The Arab Society for Intellectual Property (ASIP) participated in ‘Building Innovation Infrastructure via Technology Transfer Offices (TTO) Conducted in Jordanian Higher Education Institutions’ project workshop held in Bonn from 23 – 26 September 2019.

A project funded by Erasmus+ with the aim of creating a Jordanian Technology Transfer Offices Model that could be replicated across Jordanian universities.

Many prestigious institutions were chosen to participate in the project, and form a partnership for its execution, including the Arab Intellectual Property Mediation and Arbitration Society (AIPMAS) and the Licensing Executives Society - Arab Countries (LES-AC) who will conduct training workshops on understanding polices related to IP rights that are associated with contracts targeting universities to gain the knowledge needed to manage and operate Technology Transfer Office, as well as, assisting in establishing polices and rules in Jordan.


Prof. Dr. Udo Scheuer from Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences (BRSU) welcomed all attendees and partners of the BITTCOIN-JO project, who represent a number of institutions and universities in the Middle East and Europe, stressing the importance of innovation and capacity building in the Jordanian market, with a focus on the educational institutes' role.


The meeting agenda included success story – Technology Transfer Office (TTO) at H-BRS, team coaching workshop provided by Mr. Frank Uhland and Mr. Horst Hermann from Professional Stars one of the project’s partners then Dr. Hanno Hausmann discussed the TTO competencies “Commercialization of Research Results, Business Models for Jordan, Foundation of Start-ups.


Dr. Roland Wünsch, from ZWT – H-BRS talked about the patents and their development.


Establishing sustainable technology transfer offices at Jordanian universities according to the new model is the main output of BITTCOIN-JO. Those offices are expected to work with the university faculty members and students to commercialize their projects, patenting towards establishing start-up companies.