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PDA EU00160 Managing Technology Transfer Projects in Pharma

Sep 22 - Sep 23, 2022
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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In the dynamic world of pharma significant changes need to be handled on a daily basis. A continuous improvement of regulatory and quality frameworks is only one of many reasons. More than 160BN US Dollars will be invested in R&D until 2020 according to most recent  trends. Novel active compounds need to be identified and an increased activity in M&A is foreseen with a few big players sharing the market. More Technology Transfer Projects are expected to be executed to respond efficiently and rapidly to the needs of “process mobility” in the field of R&D and manufacturing. Moreover, matrix organization is becoming a key approach to provide agility and scalability to the organization and to ensure efficacy. The combination of the above aspects draws the conclusion that project managements skills, tools and expertise are a must- have and key drivers for success. Project management needs to be customized to the unique environment of the pharmaceutical industry!

The PDA Europe Managing of Tech Transfer Projects in Pharma course will help you to understand the opportunities project management in pharma can offer and how to apply these skills and tools most efficiently.


  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Thursday, 22 September 2022

    9:00 Attendees Introduction and Course Expectations

    9:15 Course Introduction

    9:30 Pharma Management

    • What is a project in pharma? Main principles & final scope
    • Regulatory & quality framework
    • Pharma project lifecycle and main steps (project matrix)
    • Terminology

    10:30 Coffee Break

    11:00 Team Role in Pharma

    • Org Chart approaches
    • Stakeholders map analysis and main team dynamic principles
    • Functions RACI in each single step

    12:00 Project Management Role in Pharma Technology Transfer Projects

    • Technology Transfer as key example of pharma project
    • PM RACI
    • Skills
    • Leadership styles

    13:00 Lunch Break

    14.00 Pharma Tech Transfer Projects Governance

    • Governance standard approach in pharma
    • Project governance tools
    • Timelines definition
    • Planning and execution control tools
    • Resources allocation main principles
    • Performance indicators
    • Lesson learnt
    • Project closure

    15:30 Coffee Break

    16:00 Pharma Tech Transfer Projects Risk Management

    • Risk Management in pharma principles
    • Risk Management tools

    16.45     Change Management

    • Project change
    • Change management process
    • Change management plan
    • Knowledge transfer assessment

    17.15 Q&A

    18:00 End of Traning Course Day 1

  • Friday, 23 September 2022

    9.00 Case Study 1 (Technology Transfer from Development to Commercial)

    • Project chart creation
    • Stakeholder map definition
    • Costs and business case evaluation
    • Technology Transfer timeline principles and Gantt definition

    10:30 Coffee Break

    11:00 Case Study 1 (Technology Transfer from Development to Commercial) – Cont.

    12.30 Lunch Break

    13.30 Case Study 2 (Technology Transfer from Commercial to Commercial)

    • Performance KPI examples
    • Resources allocation
    • Technology Transfer governance principles
    • Project Closure and lesson learnt analysis

    15.30 Q&A

    16:00 End of Training Course


Angela Molaschi
Angela Molaschi
Pharmatex Italia Srl/Fisiopharma Srl

Additional Information

  • Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of the course participants

    • Understand principles, main documents and main steps of a technology transfer process (internal and external
    • Understand Project Management tools specific for pharma technology transfer projects
    • Identify and mitigate risks in technology transfer processes
    • Understand main roles and responsibilities of the stakeholders of technology transfer process
    • Manage project changes
  • Who Should Attend
    • Project Managers and Technology Transfer Managers
    • Subject matter experts coming from different areas such as
      • Qualification/Validation Engineers
      • Qualified Persons
      • Responsible Persons
      • Security Specialists
      • Regulatory Affairs Specialists

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Hilton Amsterdam

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Accommodations

    Rate: Single Room € 219 per night*
    Rate: Double Room € 239 per night*

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    Canalside hotel with award-winning restaurant, 15 minutes from airport and right next to the Van Gogh Museum.

    The hotel does not have a shuttle bus

    There are several options for transportation from Schiphol Airport to the hotel. Schiphol is 15KM away from the hotel, and Rotterdam 65KM.


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Take the train from Schiphol to Amsterdam Zuid Station (10 minutes). From there you can either walk for approximately 15 minutes or take tram Nr. 5 (direction Amsterdam Central Station) and exit at stop Gerrit van der Veenstraat. From the tram stop it is about 5 minutes walking to the hotel.


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