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The Conference was designed as an input to the Green Paper on Innovation which the Commission produced in late 1995 as part of an on-going consultation process. The conference dealt with technology transfer projects and their relevance to the numerous types of organisation involved in the development, diffusion and use of technology; firms; regional and local governmental organisation; consultants and contract research organisations. It considered the need for such projects and the problems they raised. It looked at their impact and offered lessions and solutions for their implementation. In doing so, it drew heavily on the experience of the European Commission in launching the SPRINT Specific Projects to promote technology diffusion across Europe, but it also drew on experiences in other parts of the world.
The Conference was held over three days and involved plenary and parallel sessions. Broad themes of general interest included:
the need for technology transfer projects;
characteristics of technology transfer projects;
barriers to technology transfer;
costs and benefits of participation;
the need for Commission programmes in the area;
the interface with national programmes;
programme structure and management;
dissemination strategies;
the particular needs of less favoured regions in the European Union;
overall trends and impacts. d impacts.

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Authors: GUY K (EDITOR), Technopolis Ltd, Brighton (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17010 EN (1996) 323pp., FS, ECU 36.50
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-8049-X; ISSN
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