We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
In parallel to the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and Area Science Park will jointly organise a hybrid conference on Technology Transfer, taking place from 17th to 19th November 2021 in Trieste and online.
Technology Transfer from the research lab to the market is the most complex and risky step of the innovation process. The objective of the conference is to transfer best practices and accelerate the development of the technology transfer ecosystems in the Western Balkans and South-East Europe.
The conference is open to experts from research organisations, universities, industry, public authorities and consultants.
Moreover, nationals from Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo*, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Ukraine and Turkey may apply for waiving accommodation and travel costs.
If you are eligible, please make sure to submit your expression of interest at the latest by 22nd October.
The applications will be assessed on the basis of motivation, background, geographical balance and organisation. The evaluation's results will be announced by 29th October.
(*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence)
The registration is now open, participation is free of charge.
Trieste Convention Center – Porto Vecchio, Trieste, Italy & Online
The conference will take place on 17-19 November 2021 and it will be a hybrid event (online and in presence).
Within the three above-mentioned verticals, the conference features 12 self-standing technical sessions on specific aspects of technology transfer, which will allow participants to follow via web streaming only the most relevant ones for them.
The first day (17/11) focuses on best practices of technology transfer as follows:
The second day (18/11), focussed on innovation ecosystems & entrepreneurship, will feature the following technical sessions:
The third and last day (19/11) will start with a high-level policy dialogue on research, development and innovation and continue with the following technical sessions:
In addition to various inspiring technical sessions, several visits to Area Science Park’s scientific centres (in various technical fields) will be organized. This will be on a first-come first-served basis once registration opens, so keep an eye on our website to get access.
If you have any questions, please contact EC-CC-TT@ec.europa.eu.