The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission is formally launching the Danube Innovation Partnership during a workshop that will take place on 29 October 2013 in Bucharest, directly after the Second Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region, jointly organised between the Government of Romania and the European Commission's Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy.
The need to improve the quality of the Research and Innovation ecosystems has been identified as one of the important policy goals to be pursued over the next few years in the Danube region and the Danube Innovation Partnership will be an integral part of the JRC's Scientific Support to the Danube Strategy initiative.
The main goal of the workshop is to bring together stakeholders in the innovation value chain of the Danube region into a partnership that will design and implement actions to accelerate innovation and technology transfer. Various actors of the Danube innovation ecosystem, such as policy makers, universities, research centres, technology transfer offices, industry, are invited to contribute to the discussion on how to support the development of technology transfer and commercialisation of research in the Danube area, as well as to the delivery of a road map of initiatives and actions to undertake.
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- Mr Giancarlo Caratti di Lanzacco, Head of Unit Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer, Directorate General Joint Research Centre (DG JRC), European Commission
Introduction to Danube Innovation Partnership Initiative
- Ms Olga Spasić, Head, Innovation and Technology Sector, World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
Challenges to Intellectual Property Commercialisation and Technology Transfer in the Region
- Mr Heinz Trasch, Director, Steinbeis-Transferzentrum Science, Technology and Economy
Steinbeis System and the possibilities of Technology Transfer support for the Danube Area
- Mr Ian Tracey, Head of Entrepreneurship, European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) and Secretary General at HEPTech
Technology Transfer Collaboration Example: HEPTech - High Energy Particle Physics
- Mr Harjeet Sandhu, Principal, Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property, European Investment Fund (EIF)
Example of Multi-Regional Financial Instruments for Technology Transfer
- Mr Hans Peter Herdlitschka, Ministry of Commerce, Baden-Württemberg and EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) Priority Area 8 Coordinator