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Driving innovation from universities into scientific enterprises

Objective

DIFUSE aims to develop a model for close (integrated) trans-national cooperation between university knowledge transfer support functions set up to facilitate industrial and commercial exploitation of university research results. The specific goal of the project is to explore new ways for the joint exploitation of university knowledge in targeted domains using, best practice and individual experiences from members already engaged in an established pan-European university network, the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU), and to use this to develop models and pilot actions to show how a group of universities might share resources to make exploitation of research results and transfer to the private sector more effective at a European level.

If organisational integration of technology transfer (TT) services by this consortium of universities can be achieved, it will be the first of its kind in Europe and possibly worldwide. In this way DIFUSE could help lay the foundations for actions to be supported at a European level to provide more effective technology transfer from universities as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation programme for Framework 7.

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-INNOV-7
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Coordinator

TUTECH INNOVATION GMBH
Address
Harburger Schlossstrasse 6-12
Hamburg
Germany

Participants (7)

AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 5
Aalborg
UNIVERSITAET DORTMUND
Germany
Address
August-schmidt-strasse 4
44227 Dortmund
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
Enschede
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
Address
16 Richmond Street
Glasgow
UNIVERSITE DE TECHNOLOGIE DE COMPIEGNE.
France
Address
Centre Benjamin Franklin, Rue Roger Couttolenc
Compiegne
CONSORZIO PER LA RICERCA E L'EDUCAZIONE PERMANENTE
Italy
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24,
Torino
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
Address
University House, Kirby Corner Road
Coventry