ISTA 20th Annual General Meeting and ISTA Knowledge Transfer Management Forum
Venue :
Southeast University, Nanjing

ISTA 20th Annual General Meeting and Knowledge Transfer Management Forum was held at Nanjing, China on 6 Nov 2015. Around 100 delegates from ISTA member universities gathered at Southeast University for the events, with both Director-Generals of Science and Technology Department and Education Department of Jiangsu Province attending the opening ceremony. The KT Forum was featured with keynote speakers and panelists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (US), Aberystwyth University (UK), Warwick University (UK), Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), Flinders University (Australia) and National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan).

In the AGM, the proposed revision of the Article of Association to increase the number of Executive Committee members from 11 to 13 was approved. The ISTA 9th Executive Committee welcomed Peking University and Nanjing University as the 12th and 13th EC member according to the voting results earlier. The AGM participants also provided precious inputs on the strategic development direction of ISTA and upcoming KT forum topics.


Knowledge Transfer Management Forum Series themed “A New Landscape: From Research Funding to Knowledge Transfer” was held in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting on 6 Nov 2015. The Forum brought together university administrators and experts from both locally and abroad to share their experience and views for the audience’s better appreciation of the challenges and opportunities amidst policy reforms in research funding administration and commercialization. 

In the order of presentation, the Keynote Speakers are :

1. Professor Qiang Shen, Institute Director, Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science, Aberystwyth University, UK

2. Professor David Mullins, Director, External and International Relations, WMG, University of Warwick, UK

3. Ms Lita Nelsen, Director, Technology Licensing Office, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

4. Professor Paul Feigin, Vice President for Strategic Projects, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

5. Professor Timonthy White, Research Director, President Office, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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On the next day, ISTA delegation and Guest Speakers visited History Museum of Southeast University, State Key Laboratory of Mechanics and Control of Mechanical Structures of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2011 Artificial Microstructure Science and Technology Collaborative Innovative Centre of Nanjing University, Collaborative Innovation Centre of Wireless Communication Technology of Southeast University and Animal Core Facility of Nanjing Medical University.

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- Program of Annual General Meeting and ISTA Knowledge Transfer Management Forum

- Participant List

- Knowledge Management Forum - A New Landscape: From Research Funding to Knowledge Transfer 
   (Presentation slides for authorized users only)