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Bringing ideas to market: European technology transfer network launched

A European network bringing together the technology transfer offices of 25 large public research organisations has been established with the support of the European Commission. The European TTO CIRCLE (Technology Transfer Offices – Connecting Innovation and Research Centres and Laboratories in Europe) aims at increasing the market and societal impact of publicly-funded research. At the initiative of the Joint Research Centre, the driving force behind this project, the members have identified priority areas such as the development of financial facilities for technology transfer and the reduction of Intellectual Property (IP) barriers to collaborative research. Their representatives meet today in Rome to discuss the internationalisation of knowledge transfer.