The Association of Technology Transfer Professionals (ATTP), an alliance of fourteen knowledge exchange, knowledge transfer and technology transfer (KE, KT and TT) associations including SARIMA, has recently designated the status of Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP) to both Mrs Ravini Moodley, Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Manager of the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Mr Philip Hoekstra, Intellectual Property Manager of the University of Cape Town (UCT). Congratulations, Ravini and Philip!
The RTTP status gives successful applicants credibility in over 60 countries around the world as an expert in KT, KE & TT. A list of RTTPs is published on the ATTP website. https://attp.info/current-rttps/
Currently, there are 13 professionals in South Africa with RTTP status.
Click here to access the interview completed with Paul Van Dun (RTTP).
Click here to access the interview completed with Ela Romanowska (RTTP).
The ATTP provides two designations: (1) Full RTTP, available for professionals who have demonstrated that they possess the core competencies and have established a track record of more than 3 years, and (2) Candidate RTTP, for those new aspiring entrants (> 6 months) who are intending to apply for full RTTP status after 3 years.
Details on how to apply can be obtained on the SARIMA and ATTP websites. Applications are peer reviewed by a panel who sits twice a year to review applications. The next deadline for submissions is 17 October 2019. SARIMA encourages all professionals within KT, KE and TT to apply.
Advice to applicants:
- Plan your application in advance.
- Compile a timeline against key aspects the candidate was responsible for / challenges encountered / interventions that was made.
- Do not start writing immediately. It takes a considerable amount of time to compile the case study, and may be challenging to get the word count down especially if the project has spanned several years. That will help the candidate form a big picture overview of the case study and assess its suitability.
- Important for candidates to see the minimum points requirement in the face-to-face training category.
- One still needs to submit the schedule of training together with CE points achieved, even if below target, but then must additionally provide either (1) deal sheet or (2) description of leadership roles. The case study is mandatory, regardless of CE points achieved.
- You want to tell your story as well as possible.
- Present an authentic description of your work.
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