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Rome (IT) - 26/04/12 - 27/04/12

European TTO CIRCLE – 3rd Plenary Meeting


Connecting Innovation and Research Centres and Laboratories in Europe (CIRCLE)

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is organising, jointly with the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) and the Agenzia Nazionale Per le Nuove Tecnologie, l'Energia e lo Sviluppo Economico Sostenibile (ENEA) a plenary meeting of the TTO CIRCLE Initiative at their premises in Rome (IT) on 26 and 27 April 2012.

The European TTO (Technology Transfer Offices) CIRCLE is an initiative of the JRC aiming at connecting the technology transfer offices of large European public research-performing organisations (PROs). Participants at the meeting are the heads of the TTOs of CEA, CERN, CIEMAT, CNR, ENEA, ESA, ESRF, ETH Zurich, Fraunhofer, Helmholtz Association, IMEC, INRIA, ILL, KIT, NCBiR, NERC, RISE, Sintef, Tecnalia, TNO and Tubitak.

The main focus of this meeting is the Internationalisation of Knowledge Transfer where speakers from key economies such as USA, Brazil, Taiwan and Europe will express their viewpoints in a lively discussion with the audience. It is foreseen that the Italian Minister for Education, Universities and Research, as well as the Presidents of ENEA and CNR and the Director General of the JRC, will introduce the meeting in the presence of local press. Representatives from the European Commission Directorates for Research and Innovation and for Enterprise and Industry will provide an update on the implementation of the Innovation Union and on initiatives in the EU research and innovation policy domain. During the first day important Italian actors of the Innovation scene will complement the audience. The second day will be dedicated to the Work Programme of the network. The different Work Packages will be presented and several actions will be proposed as next steps.


  → Download the preliminary Programme of the meeting.


Related links

  • For more information on the concept and previous meetings, you can visit the
    TTO CIRCLE website.