From lab to market: European public research organisations join forces on technology transfer to power innovation
Grenoble (France), 19 October – The Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA) were the final signatories of a Memorandum of Understanding within the European TTO Circle, a network of the technology transfer offices of 21 of the largest public research organisations in Europe. The signature marks the official launch of the European TTO Circle, an initiative of the JRC with the overall aim to strengthen Europe's ability to create innovative products and services for the market.
Although Europe has no shortage of potential, as a home to world leading researchers, entrepreneurs and companies, it must continue to strengthen its capacity to transform research results into real innovation for its citizens. This is why innovation is at the heart of the Europe 2020 strategy for growth and jobs, which aims at making the EU a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy.