About: Knowledge

Knowledge and technology transfer

EU firms are struggling to better exploit public-funded research and transform findings into patents and innovations that generate growth. Barriers to collaboration between the public and private sectors still exist, in particular when it comes to sharing revenues and costs.

EU pushes for better knowledge transfer

The Commission is hoping that a non-binding Recommendation on intellectual property and knowledge transfer managment will make EU national systems more coherent and boost transnational academia-industry cooperation to turn more research into lucrative business results.

Interview: Community patent ‘too little too late’

To unlock Europe's innovation potential, the EU should adhere to the European Patent Convention rather than pursue the creation of a community patent on which unanimous consent is impossible, argues ProTon Europe, an organisation specialised in knowledge transfer, in an interview with EURACTIV.

EU patent process ‘too cumbersome’

Europe needs to get professional people to work on knowledge transfer at universities, ease the patent system and get member states and university senior managers to understand that supporting knowledge transfer is part of their role, argues Gillian McFadzean of ProTon Europe.

‘Professionalising knowledge transfer’

A survey conducted by ProTon Europe gives an overview of the knowledge-transfer activities in Europe.

Commission urges university-business knowledge transfer

The EU executive is seeking better exploitation of publicly funded research results and has presented guidelines to help universities improve their links with industry.

Analysis: Knowledge capital as the source of growth

In the report entitled Knowledge Capital as the Source of Growth, researcher Hannu Piekkola examines the role of knowledge agglomeration in productivity growth in Finland. The report was published by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). 
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Understanding knowledge societies

Will converting every organization into an e-organization result in the transition of a society to a Knowledge Society (k-society)? This report, by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, comes to the conclusion that this will not be the case.