Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities

Technology Transfer

Transfer and knowledge management is one of the six priorities of the Spanish Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation , whose goals are aligned with the ones established in Horizon 2020, the new framework program for financing R+D+i  activities as well as with the provisions of the Commission Recommendation dated 10 April 2008, on the management of intellectual property in knowledge transfer activities .

In this context, an important part of the activities arising from the objectives of the Spanish Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation are aimed at promoting dialogue and communication between agents in the system, so that confidence is generated between themselves by creating tools to improve the quality and legal safety. In this way strategic management of intellectual rights, knowledge transfer, commercialization of research results property is assured and the basis for the implementation of open innovation models are established. It is important to point out at this point the creation of new technology-based firms as a channel for the commercialization of the results of R&D and the strengthening of the entrepreneurship born at the university and other R&D centers. The commercialization of research results through enterprise creation is an enormous challenge that requires commitment from many different resources including training in entrepreneurial management for the professionals working in R&D centers

The transfer and knowledge management will include four key dimensions:  intersectortransfer, inter-territorial transfer, international transfer and transfer between the different  system agents.

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