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Pierre Vigier, Deputy Head of Unit “Innovation policy development” in the Commisson’s Enterprise Directorate-General comments on Europe’s shortcomings in technology transfer:
Technology transfer happens when two conditions are fulfilled: First, the existence of a genuine economic interest and secondly that the right conditions for legal protection exist. The first point depends of the actors of technology transfer themselves, and the precondition for along-term effective collaboration is trust. What is needed is a cultural attitude towards knowledge sharing: Identification of the goals, building genuine shared interest.

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  1. So basically, the reason why technology transfer is more developped in the US than in Europe is cultural? Referring to what Michel Cosnard – INRIA’s President – it might indeed be the case. We definitely lack of venture capitalists!

  2. Good ideas, I really appreciate them. Most of all I agree with the fact that technology transfer happens when two conditions are fulfilled: first, the existence of a genuine economic interest and secondly that the right conditions for legal protection exist.

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