Christophe Haunold, Head of the University of Luxembourg’s Office for Partnership, Knowledge and Technology Transfer (PaKTT Office), has been elected new President of the ASTP, the premier pan-European non-profit association of knowledge transfer professionals.
After having served as Vice-President, Christophe Haunold takes over as ASTP’s President from outgoing President Cécile Cavalade.
Together with the new board, President Haunold aims to extend the Knowledge and Technology Transfer community, to develop the network, particularly with neighbouring countries and to work more closely with European institutions such as the European Commission.
About Christophe Haunold
Christophe Haunold has over 30 years of experience in technology transfer. He holds a PhD in chemical engineering from the Institut national polytechnique de Toulouse (Toulouse INP) and has worked in technology transfer since 1992.
Christophe Haunold heads the University of Luxembourg’s Office for Partnership, Knowledge and Technology Transfer (PaKTT Office). The office aims to foster the University’s partnerships with industrial and public partners and transfer the University’s high-quality research results to create value for society and businesses. Since the PaKTT Office’s inception, the University’s Faculties and Interdisciplinary Centres have launched several significant partnerships, proof of concepts and spin-off companies. Through these partnerships, the University experiences the industrial and societal challenges that increasingly require interdisciplinary and intersectoral approaches.
The PaKTT Office provides central management and support, an interface for industrial and public stakeholders and bundles existing activities in the spirit of a distributed system to support researchers in all Knowledge and technology transfer areas.
Established in 2000 in Leiden, Netherlands, by a group of leading practitioners, ASTP aims at promoting knowledge transfer practice and practitioners. The organisation strives to shape the future profession of knowledge and technology transfer while increasing the attraction and credibility of the profession. ASTP develops and produces training courses, supports members' special interests, advocates for the profession on the international stage and supports the building of professional networks.
It gathers 1200+ professionals from more than 45 countries.
This article was first published on 2 June by University of Luxembourg.