Traditionally, public funded research was deemed to be focused on questions of essential scientific interest, the so-called basic research. This was intended to merely disclose new scientific and technological knowledge through publications. In the last two decades this scenario has dramatically changed and the support for the commercialisation of publicly funded research results has grown.
Organised by the European Patent Office (EPO), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Technische Universität München (TUM), a conference on creating markets from research brought together last May 300 participants to discuss what more could be done to generate even higher levels of innovation and inspire the creation of more high-growth ventures in Europe.
A report summarising the main points discussed and conclusions reached at the conference was published by the European Patent Office. To read this report in full, please click here. To read a summary of this report published in the European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin by Adam Jolly, chief rapporteur of the report, please click here.
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