NCP for IP
With reference to the IP Recommendation, a national contact point (NCP) has been designated at the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy. The NCP's tasks include the coordination of measures regarding knowledge transfer between public research organisations and the private sector, including tackling trans-national issues, in liaison with similar contact points in other Member States.
Since 2010, every Member State has to inform the Commission every two years of measures taken on the basis of this Recommendation, as well as of their impact.
The NCP is assisted by the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, and the Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH. In order to follow up the IP Recommendation, the Austrian National Contact Point concentrates on the following tasks:
- Reviewing and reporting on measures taken in Austria to implement the Recommendation and Code of Practice
- Analysing IP data
- Inspecting, cleaning and modelling data with the goal of highlighting useful information
- Conferences and workshops to enhance collaboration between universities and industry
- Legal issues (consolidation of model contracts, development of guidelines).