13 Dec 2021
EC publishes results of stakeholder consultation on knowledge valorisation
From July to September 2021, the European Commission carried out a consultation on the future Guiding Principles for Knowledge Valorisation, aiming at seeking input for co-creating a modern knowledge valorisation policy as part of the new ERA for Research and Innovation. The results were summarised in a report published on 13 December.
Stakeholders confirmed the need to adapt existing guidance to a more complex research and innovation ecosystem. This would require taking into account the wide diversity of valorisation actors and channels, and to address a broader range of aspects that go beyond the scope of the 2008 Commission Recommendation on the management of intellectual property in knowledge transfer activities.
Some salient points of the consultation results are as follows:
- Take into account all players involved in the knowledge valorisation landscape, going beyond the traditional players addressed in the 2008 Recommendation
- Reflect variety of valorisation channels in the future Guiding Principles and consider a broad range of tools
- Address areas such as industry-academia collaboration, research-driven spin-offs and start-ups, IP management, and knowledge transfer support. Also address new elements, not yet covered in the 2008 Recommendation, such as scientific advice for policy, open science and digital platforms
- Strengthen skills, training and expert support for knowledge valorisation
- Improve awareness raising of knowledge valorisation early on in the R&I process
- Change the culture and enhance entrepreneurial skills to move away from adversity of risk
- Work on the incentives for researchers to engage with industry and society
The report can be downloaded here: