On behalf of the Organizing Committee it is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the Technology Transfer Conference, which will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia on the 1st and 2nd of October 2009. The conference is organized by the Jožef Stefan Institute, with support of Institute for Chemistry and National Institute for Biology, as the second in a row of Technology Transfer Events of Jožef Stefan Institute. AIM The conference targets researchers of public research organizations in Slovenia with the aim of increasing awareness and knowledge about technology transfer processes and their necessity. It is also targeted at enterprises, seeking collaboration with Jožef Stefan Institute as the biggest and most interdisciplinary institute in Slovenia and with other public research organizations. The workshop is subdivided into three modules: * Theoretical views on technology-transfer principles - Technology transfer as a scientific discipline * Collaborative research between JSI and large slovene enterprises * Spin offing procedures At the workshop, particular attention will be given to the implementation and applications of the above-mentioned technology transfer principles in collaborative research and spin-offing with a special focus on implementation of these principles in Slovenia and at JSI in particular. This will be realized through talks and workshops which will focus on real TT cases from JSI. A special prize for IN(O)V(A->EN)TIONS FOR ECONOMY will be given.