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The exploitation of the results from nanotechnology research projects

Rudolf Frycek 

European Commission, Brussels, Belgium


The commercialisation of knowledge generated from European research is essential for bridging the "paradox" scenery to which our society is facing to. With starting of 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7), there is excellent time to reassess the approach of the involved parties (European Commission (EC), project coordinators and partners) to identified nanotechnology related bottlenecks for commercialisation of project results and to readjust the support for conditions facilitating the technology transfer to the industry related processes.

Several new approaches have been already accepted. According to preliminary qualitative analysis, the defined long-term research priorities in form of Vision Papers and Strategic Research Agendas of European Technology Platforms (ETP) are already reflected in 2007 working programmes and consequently higher integration of industry partners is expected. On the other hand, several project shaping elements could also be affected by increased industrial participation, e.g. more complex IPR protection in Consortium Agreements.

According to the recent evaluation and impact assessment of completed projects in NMP (Ev-Imp2), suggestions for evaluation of the proposals according to their expected impact and business plans are in preparation. The Exploitation Strategy Seminars (ESS) service provided by EC for interested EC funded projects, which focuses on more effective exploitation of project results, will be also extended.


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Presentation: Oral at Nano2business workshop, by Rudolf Frycek
See On-line Journal of Nano2business workshop

Submitted: 2007-01-30 15:32
Revised:   2009-06-07 00:44