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Principal objectives of the Knowledge Transfer Study 2010-2012

The purpose of the study is to help set up a monitoring and reporting system to follow up and promote implementation of the Commission's 2008 Recommendation on the management of intellectual property in knowledge transfer activities and Code of Practice for universities and other public research organisations.

The monitoring and reporting system builds both on implementation by the Member States of the policies and measures they have introduced and on the impact the Recommendation has on knowledge transfer activities of Public Research Organisations and Universities performing research. Account is also taken of other sources of input including, where appropriate, the yearly surveys conducted by associations and national administrations. 

Main work packages

The study comprises the following work packages:

  1. Recommendation implementation monitoring: Monitoring implementation of the Recommendation on Knowledge Transfer.
  2. Public Research Organisation performance: Collecting information on the individual performance of Public Research Organisations and Universities performing research in knowledge transfer.
  3. Code of Practice implementation and impact analysis: Analysis of the implementation and impact of the Code of Practice for a sample of at least 200 Public Research Organisations and Universities performing research.
  4. Stakeholder workshops: Workshops of Public Research Organisations and Universities performing research, industry and other stakeholders.

Schedule

The overall study duration is 31 months, beginning in September 2010 and ending in March 2013.