EuKTS addresses directly the 1st and 2nd CREST recommendations (Rec) in particular regarding:
•Need for providing adequate professional Knowledge Transfer (KT)/Technology Transfer (TT) training/education Rec 15, 17 and 18 from 1st Cycle and Rec 4 and 6 from 2nd Cycle from OMC CREST Expert Group on IPR and Research
•Need for providing quality KT/TT data through common survey and data collection Rec 13, 14 and 15 from OMC-Crest Expert Group ‘Encourage the reform of public research centres and universities, 2nd cycle
•Need for organisation with KT/TT training and metrics functionality Rec 6 from OMC-Crest the Expert Group on IPR and Research, 1st Cycle EuKTS also directly follow up KT/TT recommendations made by the European Commission and accepted by the Member States at Council meeting Competitiveness on May 29th 2008 (Rec 3 and 14)
EuKTS is a bottom-up initiative by the participating countries and stakeholders, which aims to complement OMC-CREST process by:
•Designing of European Knowledge Transfer Society (EuKTS) model with the aim to support the European R&D policy by the co-ordination of the major existing professional associations/networks and the enhancement of efficiency in providing KT metrics /focused on training & Porfession) and training standards in technology transfer field.
•Creating support through a bottom-up approach for EuKTS model by the involvement of policy makers in consultation procedures at European level
•Creating broad European support for enhancement of a common KT/TT metrics system focused on training & profession as mean to strengthen the R&D policy in Europe
•Creating support through a bottom-up approach to support the EuKTS model by the involvement of training providers specialised in KT/TT education
•Creating broad European support from training providers for the development of common training standards and competence framework for European KT/TT practitioners. To achieve objectives it is vital to involve the relevant policymakers and KT/TT stakeholders.
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Funding SchemeCSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions
2500 EC Den Haag