The 24th Annual General Meeting of International Strategic Technology Alliance (ISTA) and Knowledge Transfer Management Forum
Date :
11 Oct 2019
Venue :
Dalian University of Technology

Hosted by Dalian University of Technology (DUT), the 24th Annual General Meeting of International Strategic Technology Alliance (ISTA) was held in Dalian 11 October 2019. Deputy Director of Science and Technology Department of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, Mr TANG Qinliang (檀勤良); Counsel of Science and Technology Department of Dalian, Mr JIANG Sijin (姜斯近); Assistant Vice President of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Prof CHEN Guohua (陈国华) and Assistant to President of Dalian University of Technology, Prof, LUO Zhongxuan (罗钟铉) addressed to more than 80 delegates in the opening addresses, reflecting on the course of the development of the Alliance dedicated to international exchange to promote best practices of technology transfer for policy makers and top university executives for contributing to the regional innovation systems. 


In the meeting, members unanimously approved the application of Beijing Institute of Technology for Alliance membership, making it the 29th institutional member of ISTA. Prof. SHEN Jiong (沈炯), was also accolated as an honourable Individual Member for his significant contribution to the Alliance during his tenure as Vice President and formal representative of Southeast University. 


A mini Knowledge Transfer Management Forum themed “Academic Technology Transfer and Talent Development for Regional Innovation” was held in the afternoon with participants sharing policies and practice on the role of knowledge transfer in linking academia and industry for both academic excellence and real-life impact.


In the order of presentation, the topics and keynote speakers are:

Technology Transfer at Dalian University of Technology
Prof. KANG Xudong (康旭东), Director, Technology Research & Development Institute, Dalian University of Technology, China

Technology Transfer Talent Development: An International Perspective
Dr Alwin WONG (黄亮), Director, Institute for Entrepreneurship, The Hong Kong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China

Council Member, Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals (ATTP)

A Case Study of Research Commercialisation through Spin-off: Security Equipment

Prof. YU Jianliang (喻建良), Dalian University of Technology, China

IP Analytics for Academic Technology Transfer
Mr DENG Qingsong (邓青松), Director, University Business Unit, PatSnap, China

SPEACIAL SESSION: ISTA Participation in International Exhibiton of Inventions Geneva

Dr Kelvin WONG (王家达), Deputy Director, Institute for Entrepreneurship, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China

ISTA members are welcome to download the presentation slides listed above at Please send a request to for the password.


Next Executive Committee meeting will be hosted by Sun Yat-sen University at Guangzhou, China in May 2020 with Annual General Meeting to be hosted by Fudan University in Oct 2020.