Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades - Gobierno de España

Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities

Best practices

The purpose of the Commission Recommendation dated April 10, 2008 on the management of intellectual property in knowledge transfer activities and the Code of Practice for universities and other public research agencies (notified by document number C(2008) 1329) is encouraging Member States to define or adopt policies or guidelines on the management of intellectual property and knowledge transfer. Thus, the Commission contributes to promoting the use and exploitation of  the results of scientific research funded with public funds, whose purpose is the commercial and social innovation, so as to attract new talented human resources and raising private funds   both  from Europe  and  abroad.

A code of good practices for public entities is included in this Recommendation in order to facilitate the management of intellectual property in the knowledge transfer activities conducted by universities and other public research organizations.

From July 15, 2010  and every two years thereafter, reports must be submitted  to the European Commission on the progress made ​​by the national public research organizations in knowledge transfer activities about the measures taken by them concerning this Recommendation and its effects.

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