Technology Transfer Day

12 May, 2011 - 09:30 - 16:00
Brussels, Belgium

From Research to Enterprise – The Technology Transfer Day

Innovation. One of the seven flagship initiatives in the Europe 2020 Strategy set out by the European Commission.
But how can we inspire innovation and how can it be turned to economic growth?
Necessary but not sufficient to provide good conditions for research and development. In order to translate innovation to economic performance, research results have to be applied by business and industry. This is technology transfer.

 The main topics of the day:

  • Where does the European Union stand now in technology transfer and what is the future?
  • Innovation Union and its commitment on valorisation of IP/knowledge markets
  • The experience in managing Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer at the European Commission
  • Recruit, retain and reward Technology Transfer Officers – one leg in industry and the other in academia 
  • What kind of instruments, actions and skills can be introduced to strengthen relations between RTD centres and companies?

During the Technology Transfer Day the results and main outputs of project FREE will be presented giving a good point of departure to the round table discussion where the experts together with the representatives of the Committee of the Regions and the European Commission will try to find new proposals and suggestions to facilitate innovation and technology transfer.

If you would like to attend the conference, please register until the 9th of May 2011. The event is free of charge.

Francesca Doria
Salvatore Amico Roxas
Tamas Bene - IP
Tamas Bene - WP3
Chiara Pari
Danica Svetec
Katerina Mitackova

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