Technology Transfer Committee (TTC)

The Technology Transfer Committee (TTC) is an LESI Professional Committee that serves as the focal point for experts involved in relations and transactions related to the commercialization of scientific ideas and inventions.

Technology transfer (TT) plays a key role in realizing the potential impact of scientific ideas and results. It typically refers to the commercialization of scientific or technological inventions via licensing or sale of intellectual property, but it also covers research collaborations and creation of new companies and startups that aim to commercialize a scientific invention or a novel technology. The field requires specific expertise and seamless cooperation between several different types of actors ranging from companies to universities, research organizations, and government agencies.


The mission of the TTC is to promote networking, discussion, and cooperation between professionals and organizations involved in technology transfer. It may also serve as a professional observatory to monitor and report on major relevant legal framework advancements and contribute to the development of new policies to foster technology transfer.

Activities and Aims

  • Networking and dialogue: The TT committee facilitates networking between licensing professionals and organizations involved in technology transfer and organizes interactive bimonthly meetings for its members and invited participants. The committee members have the possibility to participate in the discussions and to suggest new topics according to their interests.
  • Cooperation, training, and education: The committee supports cooperation, training, and education between professionals and organizations involved in technology transfer to solve common challenges in the field. The TT committee also contributes to global and local projects and discussions with the legal and commercial expertise, insight, and direct experience of its members. Please contact the committee chairs for more information on collaboration possibilities.

Interested in joining this committee?

The Technology Transfer Committee (TTC) of LESI is welcoming new members.

  • Already an LESI member? Please email the committee chairs (email addresses below), and we will add you to our email list for updates on upcoming meetings and events. You can also find us on the LESI Community platform under Communities.

Committee Chairs:

Co-Chair: Peter Ling, Partner at Lenz & Staehelin (LES Switzerland). Email:

Co-Chair: Saara Inkinen, Technology Transfer and Innovation Management Consultant, Founder, Nordic Catalyst (LES Austria). Email:

Vice-Chair: Shiva Loccisano, CEO, BeHold srl (LES Italy). Email:

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