SARIMA welcomes you to participate in our first online webinar for 2019! Innovation & Technology Transfer management is a relatively new profession within research organisations, particularly so in developing economies, and clearly defined or documented standards for specific competencies of skill sets are limited. A recognised international program for professional accreditation of technology transfer professionals is provided by the Alliance for Technology Transfer Professionals (ATTP). Professionals can register with ATTP to become a Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP). This accreditation provides significant value to upwardly mobile technology transfer professionals.
The application process includes completing a case study demonstrating the candidate’s ability to lead a successful technology transfer deal to completion. SARIMA training events also contribute towards accreditation of the candidate. There had been several important changes to the RTTP application process recently and Dr Janine Chantson will guide us through the details. Janine has recently been accredited with RTTP status.
Participants, especially those who intend to submit applications by the 18th of July 2019 submission deadline, are invited to prepare questions and send it to us in advance. These will then be addressed at the webinar where possible.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basic information about RTTP accreditation may also be obtained on the new SARIMA website:
Date of webinar: 4 July 2019
Time of webinar: 12h30 – 13h30.
Please register here by Tuesday, 2nd of July at 4 pm.
The webinar will be hosted on the Adobe Connect platform. You will receive a link to Adobe Connect, together with instructions on how to utilise the platform, once you have registered.
Webinar Lead: Dr Janine Chantson
Janine is the Chief Director for the Technology Transfer and Innovation Support Office at the North-West University. As a Committee Member of SARIMA, she has been involved in several SARIMA activities such as the SARIMA-BioFISA II Bioentrepreneurship course, and IP and technology transfer training in the SADC region. Janine previously worked at the UWC TTO and the CSIR Licensing and Ventures office. Prior to this, she was responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of projects and investments at TIA. Janine holds a PhD (Chemistry), a Master of Management (Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation) and a Certificate in Leadership. She is also a director on several NWU companies.