Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS

  • European Commission
  • CORDIS
  • Publications
  • Commission recommendation on the management of intellectual property in knowledge transfer activities and Code of Practice for universities and other public research organisations
FP7

Commission recommendation on the management of intellectual property in knowledge transfer activities and Code of Practice for universities and other public research organisations

Funded under: FP7

Abstract

Knowledge - the triangle of education, research and innovation - has been recognised as one of the priority areas of the renewed Lisbon Strategy. Effective knowledge transfer is crucial for turning scientific research into innovations that improve the quality of life and enhance industrial competitiveness.
Public research organisations (PROs), including universities, need to more actively engage in the exploitation of publicly-funded research results, for instance through academia-industry collaborations, licensing and spin-offs. Professional management of intellectual property (IP) plays a crucial role in the success of these knowledge transfer activities and in building an effective European Research Area (ERA).
A number of initiatives have been taken by Member States in recent years to facilitate knowledge transfer between PROs and the private sector at a national level, but there is a need to address the trans-national dimensions of knowledge transfer and in particular to alleviate problems caused by discrepancies between national systems. More effective management of knowledge transfer activities will also help safeguard Europe's competitive advantage at an international level in terms of innovative capacity, and will ensure equitable and fair access to the IP generated for the mutual benefit of all partners involved.

Additional information

Authors: No author stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 23592 EN (2008), 19 pp. Free of charge
Availability: http://bookshop.europa.eu/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/EU-Bookshop-Site/en_GB/-/EUR/ViewPublication-Start?PublicationKey=KINA23592 (Catalogue Number: KI-NA-23592-EN-S)
ISBN: ISBN: 978-92-79-09850-5
Record Number: 200910220 / Last updated on: 2009-02-26
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en