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This report analyses how the process of commercial utilisation of publicly-funded R & D in the Netherlands has been organised. It describes the many measures taken by the Dutch government to fund R & D, to stimulate innovation and to encourage exploitation of results. There is a difference in mentality between industry and the public sector. Many R & D institutions are seen by industry as inaccessible and it is necessary to bridge this gap. Changes in government policy and financing should lead to target-directed, businesslike, public R & D organisations. Dissemination of results should be adapted to the needs and knowledge of the recipients, particularly where these are SMEs. The fears of university researchers concerning publication and loss of control over their research, combined with the absence of financial rewards, are two of the major obstacles to utilisation.

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Authors: DE JONGE F A, Stichting Licentec, Utrecht (NL);CORSTEN H, Univ. of Kaiserslautern (DE);JUNGINGER-DITTEL K O, CEC;GOODMAN B B, CEC;VON WITZLEBEN A (EDITORS), CEC
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11537 EN (1989) FS, 90 pp., ECU 8.75
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ISBN: ISBN 92-825-9052-6;CD-NA-
Record Number: 198910277 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en