Laura MacDonald

Laura MacDonald (CEO ASTP, The Netherlands) is responsible for managing this pan-European association of knowledge transfer professionals, with members across industry, academia and other stakeholders in the innovation landscape. Based at the HQ in Leiden since 2016, she works with the volunteer Board to develop and then implement strategies to advance the objectives of the association. The Association offers peer-to-peer training and best practice exchanges as well as promoting KT policy matters at national and international level. A Law graduate from the University of Glasgow, Laura’s professional life has concentrated on the knowledge transfer sector where she has gained extraordinary experience since 1992, starting out at the University of Dundee and ultimately becoming Head of Licensing at The University of Edinburgh (2001-2006) before relocating the undertake the same roles at Leiden University Medical Centre and Leiden University (2006-2016).

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