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Knowledge Transfer Metrics - Towards a European-wide set of harmonised indicators


Knowledge Transfer (KT) aims to maximise the two–way flow of technology, IP and ideas. In turn this enables companies (existing and new) or other non–academic organisations and the public sector, to drive innovation leading to economic and social benefit and enables publicly funded research organisations (PROs) to advance research and teaching. KT is now a recognised activity in which PROs are expected to engage and has been adopted as a part of the “third mission” alongside teaching and research by many, but by no means all, PROs and universities across Europe. For many, KT is seen as an essential source of innovation and a mechanism for the dissemination of research results.