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European innovative enterprises: Lessons from successful applications of research results to dynamic markets

Funded under: FP5-INNOVATION-SME


Innovation Policy Studies - Technology Transfer

This study provides a snapshot of the experience of 50 new technology-based firms (NTBFs) which have successfully applied the results of publicly funded research. The report's conclusions are qualitative, and complement the statistical data from the Community Innovation Survey (CIS). On the evidence of these 50 companies, European NTBFs are highly focused, address European and international markets, devote considerable attention to the acquisition and development of human resources, make extensive use of electronic communication technologies, and rely heavily on networking as a source of both technical and commercial advantage.

A summary of the study is contained in the publication "Building an innovative economy in Europe", which summarises the first 12 studies in the Innovation Policy Studies series (

The summary can also be downloaded below.

The full study is available free of charge from the Enterprise DG's Innovation Directorate at

EUR 17024
ISBN 92-828-9750-8
Catalogue Number: NB-NA-17024-EN-C

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