23 Aug 2021
EC launches consultation on Guiding Principles for Knowledge Valorisation
The European Commission (EC) has recently launched a consultation to gather feedback and learn about the vision of the European research and innovation actors about the needs and expectations in terms of research-based knowledge valorisation.
In 2008, the European Commission had issued the Recommendation on the management of intellectual property in knowledge transfer activities. The R&I landscape has changed considerably since 2008 in terms of actors and complexity of the R&I ecosystem as well as in terms of global challenges. This requires policymakers to set new objectives and provide updated guidance on knowledge valorisation. In July 2020, the EC therefore published the Policy Review "Knowledge Valorisation Channels and Tools" as a first milestone in the definition of a European knowledge valorisation strategy. It describes the different means at our disposal to
- improve how we transform research results into new sustainable solutions;
- identify and analyse the main channels for the uptake of research and innovation results;
- get better at spreading excellent national practices;
- highlight best practices from Europe and beyond.
The Communication on “A New Era for research and innovation” calls to update and develop Guiding Principles for knowledge valorisation and a Code of Practice for the smart use of intellectual property (IP). This action is expected by the end of 2022 and will support a common valorisation strategy for research and innovation based on existing good practices. The EC will consider the results of the survey as important feedback for the co-creation of the upcoming Guiding Principles for knowledge valorisation and Code of Practice for smart use of IP.
Input and feedback on the design of the future Guiding Principles for Knowledge Valorisation can be provided here:
The consultation is open until 6 September 2021.