JRC and EARTO sign Memorandum of Understanding
On 23 June 2015, Maria Khorsand, President of the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO), and Vladimír Šucha, Director General of the Joint Research Centre (JRC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Brussels.
Building on existing co-operation between the JRC and EARTO, the Memorandum aims to establish the overall framework for a continuous, proactive and structured partnership in areas of mutual interest including, but not limited to, science advice to policy, smart specialisation, technology transfer, standardisation, management of research infrastructure and data collection.
Both institutions have already been cooperating successfully within the European Technology Transfer Offices circle (TTO circle), which was launched by the JRC in 2011 to strengthen Europe's ability to create innovative products and services for the market. EARTO also collaborates with the JRC's S3 Platform, which assists EU countries and regions to develop, implement and review their Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation.
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Photo: Vladimír Šucha and Maria Khorsand signing the Memorandum of Understanding (by JRC)